Mark a level line for the base of the fence
and another for the top. Use a plum line to strike a vertical
lone for your first picket. (After painting the first picket,
the registration system should keep you straight).
If you are stenciling the fence on a colored background, you
will paint the fence using white latex paint for the pickets
and gray latex paint for the shadows. No other shading is
necessary. Apply the paint with a 4" (approx.) sponge
roller. Apply paint to the roller then roll it across paper
towels to remove excess paint. Roll the paint in towards the
center of the stencil opening. The gray shadows may be stenciled
suing a stencil brush or a foam applicator as the opening
is much smaller.
Practice painting a few pickets on paper first. You will get
the feel for the stenciling and can then place the practice
sheet against the wall to make sure you like the height of
the pickets. Picket height can be adjusted by overlapping
the top and bottom halves of the stencil.
Step 1 - Using the piece of the fence marked 1 -
3 you will stencil the bottom half of the first picket. Position
the base of the picket along the bottom level line that you
have marked and one side of it along the vertical line that
you marked. Lightly tape the stencil in position and with
a sharp pencil, make a dot in the top of each of the triangle
register marks. Stencil.
(NOTE: The Stencil Ease Triangle Registration System is explained
fully in the How To Stencil pamphlet that is included with
Step 2 - Line up the stencil piece marked 2 - 4 with
the bottom half of the picket that you just stenciled. If
you are using the full height of the stencil, line up the
triangle register marks at the bottom of the stencil piece
with the dots that you marked at the top of the portion that
you just stenciled. If you want a shorter picket, overlap
the stencil with the lower painted portion until the top of
the picket meets the upper lever line that you marked. Tape
in position and mark a pencil dot in the top of the triangle
register marks. Stencil as you did for the bottom portion
of the picket.
Step 3 - Using piece 1 - 3, line up the stencil using
the dots that you marked with the triangles along one side
of the stencil. This will put the shadow (gray) on the picket
that you already stenciled and start the next picket (white).
To stencil the shadows on the horizontal cross pieces of the
fence, use the small rectangular stencil with the register
marks noted as A and B (on stencil sheet 1 - 3), stencil with
Step 4 - Using piece 2 - 4, line up with
the pencil dots that you marked at the side of the stencil
and at the bottom. Stencil shadow in gray and picket in white.
Stencil cross piece shadow as in step three.
Continue with pickets in this manner for the desired length
of the fence.
Step 5 - Use the piece marked 5 & 6 & 7.
Line up the register marks on the left side of the large rectangular
opening with the register marks from the last picket. Mark
dots in the other two triangles. Stencil, this is the lower
half of the front of the fence post.
Steps 6 & 7 - Using the same stencil piece as
Step 5, line up the bottom two triangles of the stencil with
the dots marked at the top of the section that you just stenciled.
If you need the post to be shorter, slide the stencil down
to the desired height. Stencil. To make the shadow on the
side of the post, use the narrow rectangle on the piece marked
5 & 6 & 7. Line up with the register marks on the
right side of the fence post. Mark pencil dots in the triangles
that don't yet have marks. Stencil with gray paint. Repeat
this piece vertically.
Your post will look like this after Steps 6 & 7.
Step 8 - Use the stencil piece marked 8,
line up with the register marks at the top of the post. It
will be centered over the front of the post. Stencil with
Step 9 - Use the stencil piece marked 9, line up
with the register marks at the top of the post. Stencil in
Step 10 - Use the stencil piece marked 10, line up
with the register marks at the top of the post, stencil in