Cloud Stencil Wall

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instructions

YOU'LL NEED:

Dutch Boy® interior paint (2 colors)

Angled paintbrush

Woven roller covers and roller frame

Mini woven roller cover and roller frame

Paint tray and liners

Stencil design and instructions (see download below)

Painter's tape

Tape measure

Level

Pencil

Drop cloth

Clean, damp cloth

Level

HERE'S HOW:

STEP 1: Wipe wall with clean, damp cloth to prepare painting surface.

STEP 2: Lay down the drop cloth to protect floors; use painter's tape to cover trim, molding, ceiling and the edges of any adjacent walls.

STEP 3: Using the angled brush, apply base color just inside the taped areas and then paint the remaining area with the woven roller.

STEP 4: Remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 5: Using the tape measure, find the center of the wall and lightly mark with the pencil; center the stencil over the pencil mark; use the level to ensure that the stencil is straight and secure it in place with painter's tape.

STEP 6: Make light pencil marks around each corner of stencil to help align the next placement.

STEP 7: Using the mini foam roller, apply the second color over stencil; carefully lift stencil after paint application and wipe down after each use.

Tip: To save on cleanup time, create multiple stencils.

STEP 8: Line up edge of stencil with the pencil marks from Step 6; repeat steps 6 and 7 until reaching adjacent walls, ceiling and baseboard.

Tip: For a more natural sky, place the stencil at random.

STEP 9: Allow paint to dry, following suggested drying time on the can label.

WALL: Fair-Minded Gray 438-3DB
Clouds: White Linen 007W
Build-out: White Whimsy 218-1DB