How to Stencil an Accent Wall

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An inexpensive way to update a blank wall is with paint and even better yet, a stencil! Here's how I created my stenciled accent wall for a faux wallpaper effect.

Pick your accent + stencil colors

I chose Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams and a white primer for the stenciled part.

Gather your supplies

I chose to use a stencil paint brush, the white primer, my stencil, and painter's tape plus some drop cloths and a laser level. In hindsight, I would suggested adhesive spray instead of the painter's tape.

Use your laser level to line up the start of each new row

Trickiest part about this whole thing is making sure the stencil gets moved straight across your wall. If your top row is straight, you may think you may not need to use the level for the next rows, but I found it difficult to line it up underneath, so I used the level each time I began a new row. 

Learn from me, make sure you cover evenly or you end up with this

The reason it looks like this is because in my original plan, I was going to go over the stencil with an orange top coat. After many questions, I realized that was going to be really hard to do. Instead? I went back over it again in white... don't do what I did. Pick your color straight up and then evenly apply your paint (this was my first stencil project... I have since done an entire powder room with success and now I've got the process down!)

The After

What do you think? Little mister was ready to pose so you could see how he can now truly relax in the guest room lol.

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