Cost to Stencil a Wall

Cost to Stencil a Wall

The contractor cost to stencil a wall is $155 vs. doing it yourself for $45. Add your ZIP Code for the cost where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 5.0 Diy 7.0
Money Pro $155 Diy $45
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 Cost to Stencil a Wall

Cost to Stencil a Wall

The contractor cost to stencil a wall is $155 vs. doing it yourself for $45. Add your ZIP Code for the cost where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 5.0 Diy 7.0
Money Pro $155 Diy $45
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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Today, stenciling a room is one of the most popular ways to create a signature look, and with the variety of stencil designs available, there's never been more choices. For a light touch, use a stencil to outline the walls of a room, or for a more dramatic look, add the design around doors and windows. You'll find stencil designs to complement a Craftsman-style room to a contemporary one at home centers and paint and craft stores, or you can create your own for a truly one-of-a-kind décor.

A decorative painter will apply a two-color stencil in a 12-by-15-room for $155, which includes labor and material. You can do the job for $45, the cost of the materials, which include a precut acetate stencil design, stencil brush and acrylic paint.

The acetate design has registration holes used to align the repeating pattern as you reposition it on the wall. We like to use a straight edge to layout the design so it's level, and a pencil and string to mark the wall. A spray adhesive or low-tack painter's masking tape helps to attach the stencil to the wall. To apply, dip the stubby stencil brush into paint and then blot it on a piece of heavy paper towel. Use a dry brush to give you more control over how much paint actually goes on the wall.

Here's advice from Liveaboutdotcom 10 Tips for Stenciling to Get Professional Results.

No time to do this project? You can find a painting contractor who has the skills and tools to do it right. Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by contractors in your area to do the job.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to stencil a wall lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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