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Choosing the Right Stencil for a Textured Wall

Cutting Edge Stencils Provides Tips For Choosing the Right Stencil Pattern

Happy Thursday, my little DIY darlings!  Remember last week, when Cutting Edge Stencils posted some tips and tricks about stenciling textured walls?  This pic might refresh your memory but if you missed it, you can read it here.

Stenciling a textured wall using the Heritage Grill Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/heritage-grill-allover-stencil.html

It’s been a hot topic ever since that post because as it turns out textured wall are quite common.  In that post, we shared that stenciling a textured wall is indeed possible.  Textured wall owners rejoiced, especially those who wanted to take advantage of our 20% off Valentines Day Sale using the code VALENTINE.  It also brought about another question, specifically, “What is the best type of stencil for a textured wall?”  Today we’re going to show you another awesome example and share some tips on choosing the right stencil for your textured wall project!

Stenciling a Knock-down Textured Wall…

We’d like you to meet Amanda Michelle, the DIY design enthusiast behind the blog Well-Groomed Home.  She wanted to give her master bedroom a makeover and fell in love with the idea of stenciling an accent wall.  Then she realized that her walls had a knock-down texture.  No, no it doesn’t mean she had to knock down the wall in order to stencil.  It’s a type of textured wall treatment that builders will use in new homes.  It looks like this:

A knockdown textered wall.

Image via drywallschool.com

Amanda Michelle didn’t let this textured surface hold her back from her stenciling dreams. She purchased our Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil because she wanted a Moroccan design where she would paint the lines of the pattern rather then the shape (an inverse stencil like our Casablanca).  Amanda Michelle also purchased our clip on stencil level, which she touted as a lifesaver and timesavor.  She painted the accent wall in Martha Stewart’s Wrought Iron, a rich navy blue, and then stenciled the pattern in a creamy white. We think it turned out awesome!

Stenciling a textured wall using the Marrakech Trellis Allover stencil pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-marrakech.html

Now before you rush off to stencil your own knock-down textured wall, here are some tips for choosing the right stencil…

1. Consider a stencil pattern that is more organic in nature like a floral-inspired pattern (Japanese Peonies Allover, Birds in Trees Allover).  Since nature is not perfect, wall imperfections will be less noticeable in designs like these.

2. Select a Moroccan pattern where you are painting the stencil lines rather than the stencil pattern.   The Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil and Agora Allover Stencil are both great choices.

3. For Geometric patterns, avoid patterns that have straight lines and hard edges.  Instead take a look at the Paisley Allover or Ikat Saida which will work with a textured wall rather than against it.

So tell us what you think, have you considered stenciling a textured wall?  Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

Haven’t had enough stencil fun?

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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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  • Sara

    Would the Gabrielle damask stencil can be done on a knockdow/textured wall

  • CESteam

    Hi Sara, Yes that would be an excellent stencil to choose for a textured wall.

  • yasin

    Hi I’m wall designer

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