How to Stencil into Corners, Ceiling Line, and Floor Line

Stencil Basics VIDEO Tutorial: How to Paint into Corners, Ceiling Line, and Floor Line with Wall Stencils - Royal Design Studio

Stenciling into corners can seem a bit tricky, but once you know how to do it, it’s actually pretty easy! It signifies the end of a stenciled wall, and that your beautiful project is almost done – YAY! All Royal Design Studio stencils are made with durable, yet bendable 10mil Mylar®, making it the perfect material not just for flatter surfaces like walls, but also those crazy corners. Click play to watch this Stencil Basics video below and learn how to stencil into corners, ceiling line, and floor line. Crisp stenciled edges are right around the corner!

How to Stencil into Ceiling Line

  1. Tape off your ceiling line.
  2. Once you reach near the ceiling line after stenciling your wall, place and secure the ceiling filler stencil using the stencil’s registration marks and painter’s tape.
  3. Use a foam roller or stencil brush to paint as close to the ceiling line as possible.
  4. Then use your hand to push the stencil as close to the ceiling edge as possible. Use a small stencil brush to complete painting the design with your free hand.

Pro tip: You can also cut your stencil to fit the area. To do this, measure the gap between your painted pattern and your ceiling line. Trace a straight line using a ruler. Cut the stencil following the line you just traced. Place and secure your cut stencil using the stencil’s registration marks. Paint the design and voila! Note that there’s no going back after cutting your stencil though!

How to Stencil into Corners of Accent Wall

  1. Use painter’s tape to mask off the adjacent wall that you don’t want to stencil.
  2. Once you reach near the corner after stenciling your wall, secure your stencil using the stencil’s registration marks and painter’s tape. Secure it only on the wall you are stenciling on and leave the part of the stencil on the adjacent wall hanging loose.
  3. Use a foam roller or stencil brush to paint as close to the ceiling line as possible.
  4. Then use your hand to push the stencil into the corner as much possible. Use a small stencil brush to complete painting the design with your free hand. Remove the stencil and painter’s tape to reveal a clean stenciled edge!

How to Stencil into Floor Line

  1. Tape off your base board or floor line.
  2. Once you reach near the base board or floor line after stenciling your wall, secure your stencil using the stencil’s registration marks. Leave the part of the stencil that is on base board or floor hanging free.
  3. Use a foam roller or stencil brush to paint as close to the floor line as possible.
  4. Use your hand to push the stencil as close to the floor line as possible. Use a small stencil brush to complete painting the design with your free hand.

 

Check out all of our Stencil Basics videos for need-to-know tips and tricks on how to stencil perfectly and create pretty pattern that you’ve always wanted!


4 Comments

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

April 04, 2017

Hi Brittany! Welcome to stenciling… you’ll be hooked like we are :) To create the black “ombre” look with our African Plumes Wall Stencil, you can use our Bright Gold Royal Stencil Cremes on a black painted wall. Because the picture shows metallics, there are different ways to get a similar look… You can alternate different gold metallic paints to create an ombre look or just choose to paint which part of the stencil design you want, in a way skipping some designs. Metallics are fun even if you paint the entire wall without ombre because depending how the light hits it, the light will catch different portions of the designs. Please check out our How To Stencil section for detailed tutorials on how to stencil for beginners – there’s lots of basic tutorials! The tutorials will show you how to begin and how to use one stencil to repeat the design. We are you’re one-stop source for all things stenciling :)

Brittany
Brittany

April 01, 2017

Hi there!

I’m a newbie to all this stencil business, but we just bought our first home and we’re looking for unique decorating ideas and I loooove the look of some of these stencils. A few questions though…

1) the stencil I’m looking to use is the African plumes tribal pattern stencil. Specifically, there is a display photo using this stencil where the wall is black with what looks like fading gold stencil pattern. I want to use this stencil as an accent wall, and as in the picture I like how it doesn’t go down the whole wall, it almost looks as though the stenciled pattern is melting down from the ceiling (essentially I’d like to do just the top half of the wall) as shown in the display picture)

2) do I start in the middle of the wall or work my way from one side to the other, top to bottom?

3) is purchasing just one large version of this stencil fine? Or should I purchase several of the same so I can do it all at once?

4) is there just a stenciling for beginners blog? There’s tons of blogs but I can’t find one that is just raw basics for beginners

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

March 24, 2017

Hi Viki – You may certainly do that, and we do suggest starting in the center top of your wall. However, even if you have the stencil sheet flush to your ceiling line, the design doesn’t go up to the edge. See how in the video, the design is almost to the top but not quite? Then you will need to go back after stenciling the wall and bend the stencil into the edges. Stenciling the ceiling line first and bending the stencil first may throw off the levelness of your stenciling. Hope that helps and happy stenciling!

Viki
Viki

March 24, 2017

Hi!
What if i start with the celling patten. Would be logic to me. Is it a bad idea?

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