How to flatten out a curled stencil

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We ship out alot of our stencils in postal tubes and and so when you unwrap your stencil there may be, depending on the time its been in the tube,  some curling to the stencil. This can be frustrating as it makes the stencil so it doesn’t sit flat on the surface. Luckily there is a simple and straight forward way to ease out your curled stencil. Continue reading “How to flatten out a curled stencil”

Top Stencilling FAQ’S – How to stencil tips and hints

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So you want to know the basics of stencilling and not sure what it’s all about or you have got your first stencil and you want to know what materials you need and how to go about your project to get the best results. This blog puts alot of helpful info in one place and will guide you through your journey into stencilling and give you all the hints and tips you will need to know. Continue reading “Top Stencilling FAQ’S – How to stencil tips and hints”


Hello again from Ideal stencils today we are going to be looking at some of the effects that you can achieve using a stencil brush. A stencil brush is different from a normal paint brush  because it has a circular head of stiff packed bristles that is designed to stop paint from getting under your stencil. You don’t need to use a lot of paint while stencilling… always remember to wipe extra paint off your brush! Continue reading “HOW TO: STENCIL BRUSH TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS”


Stencilling a feature wall is a great way to inject some colour and pattern and transform a room. The great thing about stencilling is that you can choose exactly the paint colour combinations of your choice. So you can be bright and bold or neutral and subtle. To some it may seem like an impossible task that is going to be laborious and take ages. Wrong. Home decor wall stencilling is fun and easy to do and when using a dense foam roller it doesn’t take as long as you would think. This feature wall took us about 2 hours to complete.

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In this blog from Ideal Stencils we will be showing you how you can stencil a wall using our pretty repeat pattern fluttering butterfly stencil. We did this on a wall where the clients were in the process of moving in and they wanted their daughters bedroom wall decorating and the theme was butterflies. The colour chosen was pink splash which is a B&Q branded paint which is fast drying and great for wall stencilling. They had one wall painted pink and they wanted the butterfly stencilling done using the same pink on the opposite wall.

Ideal stencils to the rescue. This is an overview of how we completed the project with some helpful hints and tips to help you with your own home decorating stencilling projects.

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