Consider adding a textured stencil to your house
Looking for a new way to add texture and dimension to your home décor? Consider a textured stencil. It is a quick and relatively easy way to add style and dimension to any painted surface. With a few simple tools, and some tips from decorative painting experts, you can instantly update the look of any room. Follow these steps from Modern Masters ® for a professional looking project:
Start with a previously painted or primed surface that is clean, dry and free of dust. Before you begin, gather all of your stenciling materials in one place — stencils, painters’ tape or repositionable spray adhesive, measuring tape, metal trowel, texturing medium — and make sure the surface you’re about to stencil is dry and sound.
Select a stencil for your project. Stencils can be purchased at paint and craft stores everywhere and are available in nearly every shape and size imaginable. Modern Masters makes a line of Royal Stencil Exclusives that are available in 20 designs in four different designer styles to spur your imagination. Choose from Ornamental, Exotic Worlds, Far East or Botanicals styles.
Follow the reference guide located on the stencil and position it on the correct area on the wall. Use painters’ tape or repositionable spray adhesive to position the stencil onto the desired area and press firmly down.
For a dimensional effect, use Modern Masters Texture Effects Multi- Purpose Texturing Medium instead of ordinary latex paint. This water- base acrylic plasterlike medium can be tinted to any desired color at your local paint store, or with universal colorants. Highly durable and versatile, Texture Effects can be used as an all over wall texture or for stenciling, raised relief, heavy distressed textures and to correct wall imperfections. It is water- resistant, will not shrink or crack while drying like other texturing mediums, and is hard once cured. For the ultimate textured look, create an over all textured wall finish with Texture Effects and when dry, add a stenciled look using the texturing medium again.
Using a flat angle, trowel Texture Effects over and through the stencil using a light, even pressure like icing a cake to keep the material from being pushed under the stencil. Once you have the texture smooth and even, carefully lift the stencil pulling straight away from the wall and admire your work. Repeat the pattern and texture throughout the surface to achieve your desired effect.
To learn more about decorative painting techniques and products available, visit www. modernmasters. com, or call Modern Masters at ( 800) - 942- 3166.