Create spatial layout on tough surfaces with stencils and spackling paste. Spackling paste is usually utilized to conceal holes, joints and cracks in timber and masonry, but its thick texture and fast-drying attributes make it ideal for cosmetic home decor projects. Apply plaster stencil designs to walls, trays, plaques or other ornamental objects with difficult surfaces. The stenciled layout will resemble the embossed texture of Venetian plaster. Recycle and repurpose thrift shop finds into beautiful European-inspired decor accents. There is not any need to fix the surfaces prior to applying. The plaster paste will insure holes, cracks and other imperfections.
Sand lightly over the area of the surface where you’ll be applying the stencil. This will remove the smooth sheen of the surface and give it a tooth for your spackling glue to stick to. Wipe off the sanding dust with a clean rag.
Put your stencil over the region and secure it with painter’s tape.
Stir the premixed spackling paste to smooth and soften it. The mixture should resemble creamy peanut butter. If you are using a container of paste left over from previous applications, the paste might have become too stiff to manipulate. Put a spoonful on a paper plate and add a few drops of water. Mix the water into the paste. Proceed to add more water until the paste resembles peanut butter.
Scoop up paste with a putty knife. Drop the paste over the stencil. Utilizing the putty knife, smooth the paste over the openings in the stencil. The layer of paste ought to be thin, but not so thin that you can see the edges of the stencil openings. A vintage plastic credit or gift card may be utilized as a putty knife replacement.
Remove the tape and carefully lift the stencil away from the surface while the paste is still wet. The stencil layout is going to have raised, embossed look. Allow the paste to dry before inserting color if needed.
Paint the embossed stencil design and the surrounding surface area with a thin layer of latex acrylic paint if needed. The paint will seal and protect the stencil, in addition to supply the desired color to your endeavor. 1 thin coat is all that is necessary to seal the stencil. Additional thin coats can be added for complete colour coverage. Enable the paint to dry.