How To Stencil A Wooden Chair

One of the great things about my chair being featured in Country Living Magazine is that I have sold stencils to a lot of people who are complete stencil novices.

This post is for all of you first timers, I hope it helps and I hope it shows you how incredibly easy it is to achieve good results!

1) You will need:

wooden chair/chairs


paint for stencilling

stencil brush

spray adhesive or low tack tape


2) Wipe the chair to remove any marks, grease or dust. You can paint the chair in advance or stencil directly onto the wood.

mm3) Lay the stencil on the seat of the chair and cut off the corners if necessary.

tt4) If using spray adhesive, give the stencil a very light covering on the back in a well ventilated area. Lay the stencil in position on the chair and gently smooth over so that it has adhered to the chair. Alternatively apply tape to either side of the stencil.

pp5) Dip the tip of the dry stencil brush into the paint, and remove any excess on the paint pot lid, a piece of paper or even the corner of the stencil. It is very important not to have too much paint on the brush or it will bleed underneath the holes in the stencil.

6) Using a circular motion, apply the paint carefully to the stencil. nn7) Once complete, carefully lift the stencil. You do not have to wait for the paint to dry.

zzvv8) Wether you need to wax or varnish the seat will depend on the type of paint you have used.

9) It’s as easy as that. Good luck!
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  1. Oh its so good you have introduced so many new people to the art of stencil. Well done you are amazing!

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