WALLPAPER. PAINTING A REPETITIVE PATTERN.
In a few simple steps we will show you how to create a unique decoration that imitates wallpaper. We will make it using Nakleo Acrylic Paints in the ‘Retro Chic’ color scheme, a painting stencil from the Nakleo Seamless Collection series and sponge or bristle brushes (we suggest you read our guide before buying tools). By following our instructions, you will create an extraordinary decoration for your interior. We hope that we will be able to dispel any doubts related to this interior decoration method and convince you that it is not difficult!
What tools do we need to paint a stencil pattern on the wall?
PREPARATION OF THE WORKPLACE
Before commencing the work, protect the floor and all elements in the workplace area. Afterwards, remember to clean the painted surface from dust and other dirt. Any cracks and chipping on the wall should be filled and painted before beginning the pattern application. Subsequently, prepare all the necessary tools: stencil, brushes, paints, and masking tape. In the case of delicate, highly detailed decor, you may also need a spray glue.
STICKING THE STENCIL ON THE WALL
Before sticking the stencil, prepare several pieces of masking tape and keep them preferably at hand. Place the product on the wall and position it. You can help yourself with a spirit level. When you decide the obtained position is correct, carefully attach the stencil with the previously prepared pieces of tape, while constantly supporting its position with one hand. If you are settled to make a more intricate pattern, you can additionally use spray glue to attach the stencil.
Appropriate paint for working with stencils should be thick and smooth. In order to cover the pattern precisely with paint, it is best to use sponge brushes or a delicate sponge roller. Remember to drain the brush on a paper towel or a sheet of paper. This will limit paint leaking under the stencil. By using the so-called tapping method, so gently rapping a brush on the surface, you can accurately apply color even in hard-to-reach places. A sponge roller will be great for larger and simple elements of the stencil, allowing you to paint them quickly and efficiently.
If the stencil surface is completely covered with paint, you do not have to wait until it dries. In this case, you can detach the product. However, pay attention no to blur the freshly painted pattern. On the other hand, to repaint another part of the decoration, it is necessary to wait until the pattern dries. Place the stencil to the wall carefully, joining it with the previously imprinted outer part of the decor. Repeat this step until the surface is filled with the pattern. After the work has been finished, wash the painting stencil with warm water and secure it properly. This will enable its long-term usage.