Tone-on-Tone Stenciling

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Dutch Boy® Platinum® Plus paint (3 colors)

Angled paintbrush

Woven roller covers and roller frame

Mini woven roller cover and roller frame (optional)

Paint tray and liners

Painter's tape


Tape measure


Drop cloth

Clean, damp cloth



STEP 1: Wipe wall with the 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 any adjacent walls.

STEP 3: Using the angled brush, apply base color just inside taped areas, then paint remaining area with the woven roller; remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 4: 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; secure the stencil in place with the painter's tape.

STEP 5: Using the mini foam roller, apply the second color over stencil; carefully lift the stencil after paint application; wipe down stencil after each use.

STEP 6: Line up stencil with previously painted design; repeat until you reach adjacent walls, ceiling and baseboard.

STEP 7: Allow paint to dry, following suggested drying time on the can label.

Wall: Coastal Mist 427-1DB
Stencil: Cooled Breeze 136-1DB
Ceiling and Trim: Pebble Shores 408-1DB