Yesterday I thought I would try to paint a wood sign again using contact paper as a stencil. I wanted to compare the technique and outcome with the PVPP that I just did.
Paul painted the whole board white for me a few days ago, so there was no worrying about dry time.
I used the silhouette to cut the stencil. I like using contact paper since it is a lot cheaper than vinyl.
I put the stencil on the board and made sure everything was flat and had good contact, no bubbles or spots where the contact paper was sticking up.
I only did one coat of paint, waited about 10 minutes and then peeled the stencil off while the paint was still a little wet.
I did notice I had some bleeding and the letters were not as crisp as the PVPP method. It was the same brand paint that I used for both pieces.
I will keep trying. Practice makes perfect, but this morning I am leaning towards liking the PVPP method better. And I did prep a board this morning to start a new sign. Stay tuned!
Make it a great day,