Transform a stool into something new and fresh! METHOD: Prime with Structure Paint Concrete, a thick and creamy paint with excellent coverage, and let dry. Apply the stencil and place masking tape around the edges and over adjacent motifs. The secret to stencil painting is to use as little paint as possible. Use a foam rubber roller or a stipple sponge, dip it in paint and dab/roll off most of it before you begin painting. It does not matter if the paint doesn't cover 100%. Let dry (or dry quickly with a hairdryer). Move the stencil and repeat, if you like.