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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my stencils take to arrive?

We aim to dispatch orders to anywhere in the world within 1-5 days.

We post all our orders using Royal Mail Postal Services.

UK delivery is usually within 1-5 days after dispatch.

Overseas delivery is usually within 1-3 weeks after dispatch.

If you select the "Special Delivery" (UK Only) option then your order will arrive the day after it is dispatched.


What are your Postage and Packaging Costs?
UK First Class - £3.50

UK First Class Recorded - £4.50

UK Only - *Special Delivery - £10.00

USA and rest of the world standard untracked airmail - £6.95/8.95

Airsure** (priority tracked airmail) - £12.00

*Sprecial Delivery - UK Only - This is a priority trackable delivery service. Orders will arrive the day after dispatch. Our usual dispatch times are between 1-5 working days after payment / order received.

**Airsure is available to 30 destinations in the following geographic postal zones:-

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Canary Island, Corsica, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mareira, Monaco, Netherlands, Potugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

World Zones: Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and USA.

Please note that if your country isn't listed above you cannot use the Airsure service.
Custom Made Stencils - Dispatch times may vary however we will always keep you informed.

P&P is charged per order (not per item).

What is a stencil?   

A Stencil is a cut out design from a thin material such as card, paper or Mylar which you can use to re-produce the design.

If you were to cut a circle from the middle of a peice of card it would drop out. This circle is a template. The card now has a circle cut from it, this is the stencil. It can be used loads of times to reproduce the circle design onto your chosen surface.

How do I use a stencil?

Stencilling is as easy as 123. For more detailed instructions see our "How to" page.

1. Position the stencil  - place the stencil over the surface you wish to decorate.

2. Paint Stencil -  apply paint to the cut out areas of the stencil.

3. Remove Stencil - when the whole area is covered with paint then carefully remove the stencil.

Can I re-use a stencil?

Yes. A stencil can be used literally hundreds of times. Just keep it clean and store it flat or rolled up in a tube.

Can you re-size one of your stencil designs?

Yes. Most of our stencils are available to buy in sizes A5, A4, A3, A2 and A1 size. If you require a different size then please contact us.

What type of surfaces can I stencil?

Stencils can be used to create images or text on a wide variety of surfaces, such as walls, furniture, fabric, people's faces, t-shirts, wood, glass, canvas, metal and more.  As long as you use the appropriate paint you can stencil almost anything.

What type of paint can I use with my stencil?

Our stencils can be used with any type of paint including spray paint. You just need to select the right type of paint for the surface you are painting.

If painting on to an internal wall emulsion paint is best. The little tester pots are ideal for smaller projects.

What colour surface or base coat should I have? 

You can use any colour as a base. Light stencilling on a dark background can look very effective. Just remember that this may have an effect on the overall colour, so it is a good idea to do a test sample on a piece of scrap card first.

How much paint will I need?

The amount of paint required will depend on the size of your stencilling project. You just need to remember not to overload your paint brush with too much paint when stencilling as this can cause the paint to bleed underneath the stencil. It is much better to do two thin coats of paint rather than one thick coat.

How should I fix a stencil in place?

You can use low tack masking tape or we would recommend using spray mount adhesive to hold your stencil in place.

What is spray mount adhesive and where can I get it from?

Spray mount is an aerosol adhesive. It is a type of glue that doesn't stick things together permanently. It is similar to the type of glue that you find on the back of a "post it" note, allowing you to reposition your stencil again and again. Spray mount adhesive can be bought from most craft shops, stationers and DIY stores.

Sorry but we can not sell spray mount adhesive on our site because we are not allowed to send aerosol cans throught the post.

Why does paint sometimes bleed beneath the stencil?

We have listed a few causes of why paint bleeds beneath a stencil:

  • Overloading your brush with too much paint.
  • Using paint that is too watery.
  • The stencil is not firmly in place.

If stencilling a wall do not leave the stencil in place whilst the paint dries because the stencil may stick to the wall and pull some of the plaster off when the stencil is finally removed.

Do I need a special brush for stencilling?

You will get a more professional finish if you use a proper stencil brush. A stencil brush has flat ended bristles which allows full contact with the surface you are stencilling. It also reduces the risk of the paint bleeding beneath the stencil. If painting a large stencil then you could use a roller.

Where can I buy Stencil Brushes?

The Stencil Studio stock 3 sizes of wooden handled stencil brushes.  Our stencil brushes are traditionally hand made in the UK using top quality bristles.

Use our small stencil brush for smaller size stencils and detail. The medium stencil brush is ideal for general use and suitable for most stencil sizes. The large stencil brush is perfect for our larger stencils.

How do I clean my stencil brushes?

This depends on what type of paint you have used:-

  • Water based paints - clean with water
  • Oil based paints - clean with white spirit 
  • What are the stencils made from?

All our stencils are cut from Mylar. Mylar is a thin polyester material similar to acetate but is much stronger. It is semi transparent which makes it ideal for stencilling because you can see through the mylar to accuratly re-position your stencil. Mylar is very hard wearing, will not rip and is easy to clean.

How thick is the stencil material?

The Mylar we use is 125 microns thick (roughly the same thickness as a piece of paper).  Mylar is very flexible and can be used for stencilling on slightly curved as well as flat surfaces. The fact that mylar is so thin allows for excellent close contact with the surface you are stencilling.

How should I clean a stencil?

This will depend on what type of paint you have used:-

  • Water based paints - clean the stencil with warm water and soap
  • Oil based paints - clean the stencil with turps or white spirit

How should I store a stencil?

Stencils should be stored clean, dry and flat or rolled, never folded.

Can I stencil onto fabric?

Yes. Use fabric paint and following the manufactures instructions.

How do I stencil a t-shirt?

We use fabric paint and a stencil brush to stencil our own t-shirt designs. The fabric paint we use is called "Permaset Aqua Fabric Magic" it is also sometimes called "Permaset Aqua Screen Printing Ink" (although it is actually a paint). This water based paint needs to be heat fixed after application. This involves ironing the design once the paint has dried. Remember to use a dry iron (no steam) and protect the design with a t-towel or piece of paper as you iron.

What fabric paint would you recommend?

We would recommend the fabric paint that we use for our t-shirts. It is called "Permaset Aqua Fabric Magic" it is also sometimes called "Permaset Aqua Screen Printing Ink" (although it is actually a paint).

Can I use stencils for body art?

Yes. Make sure that you use body art specialist paint available from fancy dress shops or online.

Detailed Seller Information

  • Business Name: The Stencil Studio Ltd
  • Business Type: Limited - Online Stencil Shop
  • Trade Register Number: 7977221
  • VAT Number: GB136110261
  • Phone number: 01453 731233
  • Business Address:
    • 3 The Old Laboratory, Wimberley Park
    • Brimscombe
    • Stroud
    • Glos
    • GL5 2TH
    • GB

The Stencil Studio Ltd - Details

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    About The Stencil Studio Ltd

    With over 10 years experience in stencil cutting and design The Stencil Studio make stencils for absolutely anything!

    We offer a huge range of designs from contemporary Banksy style graffiti stencils, iconic images, famous faces, funky flower stencils, children's stencils, bathroom theme stencils and beautiful floral classics. With an ever increasing range of unique and exclusive stencil designs our aim is to promote stencilling as fun, versatile and contemporary.

    Based in Gloucestershire in the UK, The Stencil Studio send stencils all over the world, offering a fast, friendly and individual service.

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    The Stencil Studio Ltd Delivery Rates

    UK Only - First Class Royal Mail  - £3.95
    Europe £6.95, USA & The Rest of the World Standard Untracked Airmail- £8.95 

    P&P is charged per order placed (not per item).

    All orders are sent using Royal Mail First Class standard postal service.  Please note this is an untrackable service.

    All Stencils are packaged in board backed envelopes or cardboard tubes to ensure their safe delivery.

    We make every effort to dispatch/ship your goods within 2-5 working days, however arrival times will vary depending upon your region/country. The Stencil Studio cannot guarantee a specific arrival time and therefore can not accept liability for late deliveries which are due to circumstances beyond our control.


    Listed below are delivery details for The Stencil Studio Ltd, including the geographies delivered to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that media rates are based on dispatching a single item Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple delivery charges.

    Delivery rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
     
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    Expedited
    UK/GB excluding BF address StreetETA3 - 5 days1 - 2 days
     per Item£0.00£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£0.00£0.00
     per Shipment£3.95£10.00
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    Europe Zone 1ETA3 - 7 days---
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    Europe Zone 3ETA8 - 12 days---
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    North AmericaETA6 - 10 days---
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    JapanETA6 - 10 days---
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    Australia and Far East AsiaETA8 - 12 days---
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    * Delivery Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    UK
    3 - 12 days
    Express Delivery - UK
    24 hours
    European Union
    5 - 12 days
    US (include US Protectorates) and Canada
    5 - 12 days
    Rest of World
    7 - 35 days
    Books £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £6.94 £7.00
    CDs £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58
    Videos £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £4.94 £5.94
    DVD £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58


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    * Your delivery fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
       Rates are based on dispatching a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple delivery charges; there are no "per delivery" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from Amazon.co.uk.

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    UK Street England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man,excluding BFPO and PO Boxes.
    UK Off-Mainland *DISABLED* This ship option has been DISABLED and is no longer available to customers for new orders. Previous jurisdiction has been incorporated into 'UK Street'.
    UK P.O Box P.O Boxes in England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
    BFPO English Forces Post Office
    Europe Zone 1 Belgium,Denmark,mainland France,Germany,Republic of Ireland,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands
    Europe Zone 2 Greece,Italy,Portugal,Spain
    Europe Zone 3 Albania,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Belarus,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Cape Verde,Croatia (Hrvatska),Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Faroe Islands, Finland,Georgia,Gibraltar,Greenland,Hungary,Iceland,Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Macedonia,Malta,Moldova,Norway,Poland,Romania,Russian, Federation,S Georgia& S Sand Is,San Marino,Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,Ukraine,USSR (former),Vatican City State.
    Australia and Far East Asia Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Isls, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji,French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea,Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna Isls.
    North America Canada,United States.
    Japan Japan
    Rest of World Rest of the World.

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    The Stencil Studio Ltd Dispatch Policies

    All orders are sent using Royal Mail First Class standard postal service.  Please note this is an untrackable service.

    All Stencils are packaged in board backed envelopes or cardboard tubes to ensure their safe delivery.

    We make every effort to dispatch/ship your goods within 2-5 working days, however arrival times will vary depending upon your region/country. The Stencil Studio cannot guarantee a specific arrival time and therfore can not accept liability for late deliveries which are due to circumstances beyond our control.

    We often use large A3 envelopes or postal tubes which will not fit through a standard letterbox, should the postal service be unable to complete the delivery please check with your local depot to arrange another delivery or collection.

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    Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT.
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