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Material and Caring for Stencil




There are many different types of materials you can use to apply paint to your stencil. Each applicator provides a unique texture, whilst a mixture of applicators can offer a certain creativity and originality to your stencil design.



Ink Rollers / foam rollers:


Foam and ink rollers are two of the more commonly used paint applicators for stencilling. Ink rollers are particularly useful for stencils that feature large openings. Requiring little intricacy, ink rollers can be used to fill in large areas quickly and efficiently.



Before beginning the stencilling, it is important to load your roller by gently rolling it over the paint until the roller soaks up the colour. When applying paint to the stencil, apply only a little pressure as too much paint can cause seepage thus ruining the stencil design.


If you are looking for ink rollers, visit our ink rollers and applicators page:                                             



Paint Brushes:


Whilst ink rollers are ideal for large stencils, stencil brushes are perfect for more intricate designs. Paint brushes offer greater detail and can reach some of the corners and crevices that an ink roller cannot get to. There are two main techniques that you can use with brushes – the swirling method and the stippling method.


Stencil brushes are also ideal for multi-coloured stencils as well as shaded designs - the precision and accuracy offered by brushes are difficult to replicate. It is important to avoid overloading the brush with paint as too much paint can lead to it leaking below the stencil edge. 


At Stencil Marking, we provide Auto Stencil Brushes that you can find here:



Spray paint:


One distinct advantage of using spray cans is that spray paint dries quickly. This allows you to add additional layers of paint quickly and efficiently if required. In order to keep the layer of paint thin and light, keep the can 8-14inches from the surface and keep the can moving from side to side.


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Washing Stencils, Brushes and Rollers


If you’re going to be using a stencil repeatedly, it is advisable to wash your stencil to ensure it is free from paint. Even a little paint on the side of the stencil can ruin a straight edge thus ruining the outline of the design. Obviously paper and card stencils can’t be washed so it is best to wipe down excess paint and allow them to dry before re-using it.


Similarly, it is important to wash all brushes and rollers with warm water and soap after use so as to ensure they remain in good, reusable condition.





In order to reuse a stencil, it must remain as flat and firm as possible. A such, it is important to store your stencil on a straight, even surface so as to avoid damage or disfigurement. Storing the stencil between two flat objects such as a shelf and a book will prevent twisting and ensure longevity.




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