50/50 Project: Mexican-Inspired Door Stencil

Add style and flair to a room’s entrance with this Mexican-inspired door trim detail.

50/50 Project: Mexican-Inspired Door Stencil

Add style and flair to a room’s entrance with this Mexican-inspired door trim detail.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
(3) 1" × 4" × 8' pieces of wood trim, precut
Gloves
Safety masks
Medium-turquoise acrylic spray paint
1 quart black matte paint acrylic
Foam brush
Stencil with Mexican-style pattern (base layer)
Stencil with complementary details (overlay)

Steps
  1. We will be creating two layers of stenciling on the wood trim: a base layer and an overlay. For the base layer, use turquoise acrylic spray paint and the Mexican-style stencil. Start in the center of each trim piece and work your way out



  2. Continue until all of the door trim is covered in the first layer of turquoise paint. Let it dry



  3. When the first layer is dry, move on to the second layer using black paint and a more intricate stencil pattern. Place the detail stencil on top of the first layer of turquoise, and use the foam brush to lightly press a black layer “wash” of detail on top. You may add water if desired for a waterier look, but be careful not to drip



  4. Once dry, attach the painted trim around the door perimeter