How to use spray adhesive for stencils?
It is easy to use spray adhesive for stencils. Here are the steps:
- Clean the surfaces: Clean the surface where you intend to apply the stencil to remove any dust or debris that might prevent the stencil from sticking correctly.
- Use the glue spray: Hold the spray adhesive about 6-8 inches from the stencil and spray a light, even coat on the back. Make sure to cover the edges and corners of the stencil as well. (You can see more details in Spray Adhesive: Everything You Need To Know to know how to standardize the use of spray glue )
- Wait for a minute: Allow the glue to set for a few seconds, following the instructions on the adhesive spray can.
- Position the stencil: Carefully position the stencil on the desired surface, taking care to align it properly.
- Press down the stencil: Carefully place the stencil on your work surface and press it down firmly. Make sure there are no air pockets or wrinkles under the stencil edge.
- Begin painting or spraying over the stencil as desired.
- Remove the stencil: Once you have finished your stenciling project, carefully remove the stencil from the surface.
- Clean up: Clean up any excess adhesive by wiping the surface with a damp cloth. Make sure to clean the stencil as well, as the glue can build up over time and affect its performance. If you forget to clean the glue in time, you can choose to use glue remover to remove the glue on the stencil.
How to clean spray adhesive off stencil?
If your stencil is intended to be used multiple times, it is very important to remove residual glue on it. Here's how to do it:
- Remove as much excess adhesive as possible by gently scraping it off with a plastic scraper or an old credit card.
- Use a paper towel or cloth dampened with alcohol or glue remover.
- Gently rub the cloth or paper towel onto the stencil, focusing on the areas where the adhesive is still present.
- Repeat the steps above until the glue is wiped off.
- Wash the stencil with soap and warm water to remove any remaining residue from the adhesive remover or rubbing alcohol.
- Rinse the stencil and make it dry, then store it for next use.
Note: Be sure to test the adhesive remover or rubbing alcohol on a small, inconspicuous area of the stencil before applying it to the entire stencil to ensure that it does not cause any damage or discoloration.