A How to Paint Guide Porthole Gate and Fence Stencil Page 6
Fence Pickets - Stencil Method - Locate Print D1 on Stencil Sheet D. Refer to Fig. 13. Working on the right side of the gate, align the bottom of D1 with Line FB and the left edge of the cut out with the first vertical line to the right of the post. Secure in place, mark the Triangle Register Marks, and roll the picket and cross piece with white paint. Continue to the right, lining up, marking the registration, and rolling the pickets and cross pieces until you reach the end of the wall. Wipe the stencil with a damp sponge every few pickets so the paint does not build up on the stencil and make the opening smaller. On the last picket, do not paint the cross piece, however, you will need to paint one more cross piece between the post and the first picket.
You will now paint the bottom half of the pickets on the left of the gate. Align the bottom of Print D1 with Line FB and the left edge of the cut out with the first vertical line to the left of the post. Secure in place, mark the Triangle Register Marks, and roll the picket and cross piece. Continue all the way across the wall. Clean and dry the stencil thoroughly.
You are now ready to paint the upper portions of the pickets. The stencil must be flipped end over end in the same manner as when the gate pickets were painted. The height of the cross piece will match those of the gate and there will be a cross piece above all those on the bottom half of the fence. Align the Triangle Register Marks on the stencil with the dots on the wall. Roll all of the upper pickets and cross pieces on both sides of the gate. The white portions of the fence are now complete. Do not remove the railing mask yet.
Pickets - Taping Method - The Pickets of the fence may be marked and taped the same way they were done for the gate. Refer to Fig. 9A. Use Stencil piece D1 as a measuring tool.
All of the white stenciling is now done.