How to Stencil a Tray
Dress up a wooden tray with a painted stencil design, creating a one-of-a-kind accessory.
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- wooden tray
- paint in two complementary colors
- sanding pads, medium and extra-fine grit
- painter's tape
- tack cloth
- small artist brush
Select tray, stencil design, paint colors and additional materials. Tip: Consider using a stencil featuring a single damask motif or other pattern to center on tray surface.
Remove protective finish from tray surface, using medium-grit sanding pad, to allow new paint to adhere. Tip: Begin with unpainted tray to eliminate this step.
Apply primer to all surfaces of tray with brush. Let dry two hours.
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