How do I stencil my entryway table with spray paint?

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I just chalk painted my entryway table and want to stencil the trim. I want to use spray paint for the stencil. My question is should I apply the paste wax and polish before I stencil or after?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 08, 2019

    After,paint won't stick to the wax.

  • Hi Linda, you’ll want to apply paint before the wax. Paint doesn’t adhere well to wax, especially if it’s been recently applied.

  • Linda Linda on Jun 09, 2019

    Thank you! Can I then use the paste wax over the spray paint or would it better to use a craft paint with the stencil, I just like the color of the spray paint because it matches the hardware on the table.

  • Wax can go on after. I would use spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place since you're using spray paint. Lightly spray the back and make sure it's re-positional adhesive. When using spray paint, go for the lightest coats possible to avoid leaking under the stencil.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Jun 09, 2019

    You would usually apply the wax or sealer after you do the stencil. I would also use a pouncer or brush to apply the stencil rather than spray paint. The spray paint can get under the stencil and run.

  • Linda Linda on Jun 09, 2019

    Yes, I was concerned about the spray paint. But it’s the right color, maybe spray it on wax paper then dab it on the stencil with a pounder.. guess I’ll just have to give it a try. Thanks so much!

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