Asked on Feb 12, 2016

Is there an adhesive option for stencils?

Lori Lynn
by Lori Lynn
I want to stencil a large permanent wall mirror. I need to do it about twelve times to cover whole mirror. My stencil is very flimsy, it doesn't lie flat. Is there such a thing as a sticky spray for stencils that allows you to pull off and re-position?
  9 answers
  • Dee Dee on Feb 12, 2016
    There are lots of stencil adhesives. Your local craft store would have it, or search Amazon under "stencil adhesive". It's a must for a repetitive pattern. It helps keep paint from bleeding under the stencil. Post your results, we'd love to see your mirror!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 12, 2016
    I would just try masking type. The spray adhesives can get very messy making your painting more difficult.
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 12, 2016
      @Lori Lynn Ok just thought it would be easier. Try researching Three M spray adhesive and see if that would work for you.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 12, 2016
    Using masking tape may leave a sticky residue. I'd use blue painters tape or Frog tape. Post a photo when you're done!
    • Lori Lynn Lori Lynn on Feb 12, 2016
      @MN Mom The edges are not the problem. It's the design itself. All of the little curves and lines on the interior. Won't lay flat and I' afraid of bleeding under the design.
  • Vickie Vickie on Feb 13, 2016
    You might want to try an adhesive made for photographs. It sticks---but a gentle stick, also leaves behind very little residue. Sprays in a fine mist. Good Luck.
  • Tommie Tommie on Feb 13, 2016
    I like to use a water soluble spray basting for quilts. Love the stuff!!!! Doesn't get gummy and cleans up with water.
  • Tommie Tommie on Feb 14, 2016
    It's a spray adhesive sold at Joann's and other fabric stores. It is used to stick the layers of a quilt together for quilting.
  • Tommie Tommie on Feb 14, 2016
    LOL, yes, she's stenciling, spray it on the stencil then place stencil, sticky side down onto surface. The stencil will lay flat while you paint it and will cleanup with water when you are done!
  • Tommie Tommie on Feb 14, 2016
    This can also be repositioned many times with one spray.
  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Feb 15, 2016
    Sounds good to me...hugs