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abefroman 01-08-2012 12:50 PM

For stencils should I use a brush or roller?
 
For stencils should I use a brush or roller?

Can I get away with 1 coat using the top quality paint? (The stencil is being painted over a much lighter color wall).

TIA

Brushjockey 01-08-2012 03:26 PM

Google stensiling and get a lot of education. If the stencil is going to be total opaque , you could use a mini roller.
The hardest part is having the paint not creep under the stencil. There are a number of ways to combat this- use a spray on rubber cement adhesive is one.
But the old way is to use a stencil pounce brush. That way you are not wiping or forcing paint under the stencil.
Might have to go to an art supply store for this.

Gymschu 01-08-2012 03:27 PM

Not an expert by any stretch with stencils, but, most people I see that do them use the round brushes and use a "dobbing" technique to fill in the stencil. I would think a roller would be too sloppy.

ARC Painting 01-09-2012 04:56 AM

if it isnt too big for your stencils, you could use a small 4" foam whiz roller. they are quite versatile

a roller might be better for a DIYer, since it will be easier to keep paint in the lines...


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