How to Clean Stencils

February 6, 2023

how to clean stencils

Stencils are a fantastic way to add patterns and designs to your paper crafting projects, but they require some care when it comes to cleaning.

Whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker or even a DIY crafter, stencils are a great tool to have on hand when you are ready to create a new project. But, if you have been using your stencils for a while, it may be time to clean them up to get them back in shape.

How To Clean Stencils

Once you have your stencils cleaned, they can be stored in a resealable bag, or tucked in an envelope. Store them away from direct sunlight to avoid paint stains, and place both ends of the stencils together to prevent them from bending or warping.

When you are done with your stencil, it is important to remove any residue from the adhesive on the back of the stencil. This can be easily done with a microfiber towel and a Lysol wipe. Don’t rub too hard as this can cause the adhesive to loosen or even come off the stencil altogether.

How To Clean Stencils With Spray/Acrylic & Latex Paint

After each use of your stencils, it is necessary to thoroughly clean them to remove all traces of paint. This will not only help you to achieve better results when stenciling, but it will also ensure that the stencil is in tip-top shape for a long time to come!


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