How to Quickly Stencil Yard Signs | Graduation Stenciled Yard Sign Project

How to Quickly Stencil Yard Signs | Graduation Stenciled Yard Sign Project

Pride is on display with this Graduation Stenciled Yard Sign Project from Oak Lane Studio!

Here's what you'll need:

What you'll need
Yellow outdoor spray paintPaint all signsTake your stencilFrog Tape painter's tapeMask below the "of" textMask the number digitsRepositionable Spray AdhesiveTurn stencil overSpray underside of stencil

IMPORTANT: Always use spray paint and spray adhesives in a well ventilated area!

First, give your blank signs a coat of your chosen background color and allow to dry completely.

Next, mask off the letters of your stencil using Frog Tape painter's tape.

Now, spray the backside of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and wait 30 to 60 seconds for it to cure.

Dry painted signPosition the stencilPress for good adhesionUse scrap paper or card stock to mask around stencilTape into placeTape both sidesNavy Blue spray paintLight coatsFirst part done

Position the stencil on your sign and gently press into place.

Use paper or cardboard to protect the outer edges of the sign from overspray.

Apply the next color in light, even coats.

Now, peel away the entire stencil assembly.

Remove tape covering desired numbersMask top portion of stencilTape into placeDo not cover desired numbersDO cover undesired numbers

On the stencil, remove just the tape covering the numbers that you'll be using next.

Mask off the top portion of the stencil using paper or Frog Tape.

Next, cover any remaining numbers except the one you'll be painting next.

Cut thin strip of tapeFind center of where numbers will be stenciledMeasure if necessary

If desired, add small pieces of tape to mark where the center of the numbers will be located.

Position first number on signPaint the first numberWork from the center out if possible

Position the stencil so that the number is in the correct location. Stencil the number as you did earlier with the main design.

Remove tape covering next digitWipe away any wet paint on stencilMask completed numberRemove stencilPosition next numberStencil the next number

Wipe away any wet paint and place tape over the previous number. Repeat the process for the next number.

Mark top edge of number lineUse ruler to mark lateral position of remaining numbersSpray next numberPosition stencil for last numberStencil last digitRemove remaining tape

If desired, add more tape to mark the top edge of the number line and measure to ensure consistent number spacing.

For repeat numbers, reposition the stencil and paint as you did earlier.

Once finished, simply remove the stencil and any remaining tape.

Repeat each step for each sign needed

Add the wire stand and your sign is ready to celebrate all the new grads!

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