Warehouse Safety Stencil Marking

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Make safety the top priority in your company’s warehouse with Stencil Ease’s collection of warehouse marking stencils. Our selection of warehouse marking stencils features a range of important symbols from poison to flammable. In this tutorial we feature:

Forklift Traffic Stencil – https://bit.ly/2rJqZnZ

Fire Extinguisher Safety Symbol – https://bit.ly/2PHuBjP

High Voltage Safety Symbol – https://bit.ly/2rJqZnZ

Krylon Pro Marking Spray Paint – https://bit.ly/2R3TjPT

Krylon Inverted Marking Wand – https://bit.ly/2U6fDHo

Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller – https://bit.ly/2SGPv4i

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We will be marking the floor of our warehouse starting with our 125 mil LLDPE forklift stencil. Thoroughly shake your Krylon Pro Marking Spray Paint then load it into the Krylon Inverted Marking Wand. To use spray paint with any stencil you will want to use a spray box. A spray box is a box with no hole in the bottom that prevents over spray around the edges of the stencil design. Move your spray box around on the stencil as you paint the design with broad, overlapping strokes. Once you have completely covered the design, carefully lift the stencil off the floor without smudging the paint.

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Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your stencil and allow it 30 seconds to become tacky before pressing it into place. This fire extinguisher safety stencil has been cut on a thinner material, our 10 mil mylar. With the stencil in place we will be using the Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller to quickly and easily mark our fire extinguisher symbol. Simply lift the stencil off the wall, let the ink dry, and your symbol is good to go!

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The Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller works great on most surfaces from wood to glass to metal. After using Repositionable Spray Adhesive to press the stencil details down to the surface just roller the Oneshot Inkroller over the design. You should not press the inkroller down as you stencil or else you could force in beneath the stencil edges. With the design entirely filled in you can remover the stencil from your surface!

Visit https://www.stencilease.com/ to browse our selection of Warehouse Safety Stencils and check out the video below for a detailed demonstration!

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Using Lettering Stencils to Mark Surfaces

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Have you ever needed to mark your tools or property but need to repeat the design on many surfaces? https://www.stencilease.com/ has got you covered with our Lettering Stencil Sets and Custom Stencil Designer. Mark your next project with a one of the many lettering sets Stencil Ease has to offer.

Used in this tutorial;

Arial Letter and Number 1″ Stencil Set – https://bit.ly/2OGbczb

Custom Stencil Designer – https://bit.ly/2PmFuMC

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OFWBsd

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OEUJ2Z

Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller – https://bit.ly/2S9mC1u

Self-Healing Cutting Mat – https://bit.ly/2z91nEX

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To use our lettering sets, start by figuring out how many of each letter you may need. Spell out the word or number you will be marking and count the number of times each letter appears. The highest number will tell you how many letter kits you will need. You may also order letters individually from our letter selector here; https://bit.ly/2RT2kID

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Use a self-healing cutting mat that has been sprayed with repositionable spray adhesive to lay out your letters in a level line. Use little pieces of Frog Tape to hold each letter to the next. With all your words in place, attach them with a single piece of Frog Tape, then attach scrap paper around the word so that it forms a border around the words. After this, spray the back of the letters and the paper with Repositionable Spray Adhesive.

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While the Spray Adhesive becomes tacky, spread the ink out of the Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller onto a piece of scrap paper. Press the silver button 2-3 times if the ink is slow to roll out. Once you are getting even coverage you can roller the design onto your surface. We needed to attach either end of our stencil to the surface with Frog Tape. As you roll the inkroller make sure you are not applying to much pressure so that the ink does not seep beneath the letters of the design. When you get even coverage peel the stencil off the surface.

Repeat the stencil designs as many times as you would like. If you wish for additional words we recommend using out custom stencil designer found here – https://bit.ly/2PmFuMC

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The Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller works on a variety of surfaces from wood, to plastic, to metal. Our stencils are flexible enough to wrap around curved surfaces. Together they are ideal for just about any surface you need to mark with lettering.

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With our Custom Stencil App you can get your words or lettering in any size and many fonts!

If you wish to browse our selection of lettering stencils please visit https://bit.ly/2OIiTFf and be sure to check out the video below!

How to Clean Parking Stencils

How to Clean Parking Lot Stencils

Cleaning stencils is one of the least fun jobs, but with a few tricks your crew can clean your stencils in just a few minutes at the end of the shift. 

  • Start with clean stencils.

  • Apply silicone spray lubricant before painting.

  • Soak to soften the paint.

  • Use a soft bristle, non-abrasive brush.  

Preparing your stencils:

  1. Make sure that the stencils will lay flat. If they have been rolled for a long period of time, then lay them flat on warm pavement or in the sun to add a little warmth to let the plastic relax and lay flat. 
  2. Clean stencils work better than dirty ones, clean them before use if you have time.
  3.  Pro Tip:  Before painting add a lubricant to the top side of the stencil  surface to make it hard for paint to stick to it. We have tried them all, but our favorite is silicone spray. It is inexpensive, easy to use and is very effective. We have tried various cooking oils, Pam, WD 40 and even water misted on with a sprayer. All work, but silicone spray works the best. During the day this can be done in between uses.  Just spray again on top of the painted stencil, no need to wait for the paint to dry.
    Protecting a stencil with silicon spray

    Two test stencils made from our line striper preferred 1/8th inch LLDPE material. Silicone lubricant added to the bottom Stencil.

Painting with Stencils:

  1.  This sounds STUPID and obvious, but the most important idea is to put the paint through the stencil, and not on the stencil. Paint on the stencil is wasted, might drip off the stencil while moving, and also has to be cleaned. It makes a mess and the paint always gets all over me.
  2. CHECK YOUR TIPS: Use of a spray tip that has too wide of a fan for stencil spraying or use of a worn spray tip will waste paint and create a mess. For most stenciling jobs, I prefer a tip with a 2 – 4 inch fan width (For a Graco LineLazer this is a LL5215 or LL5315.)
Painting the stencil

Painting the stencil: it was January and 10 degrees outside. Had to go with the roller.

 

Paint coated parking stencils

Stencils with about 10 coats of paint, cured over a weekend. We did the opposite of what you should do, we put the paint not through but on the stencils.

Clean up after use:

  1.  Soften the Paint. For water-based paints soaking with water, even within a couple of days, will cause the paint film to absorb the water and start to separate from the plastic surface. The hotter the water the better. The longer you soak it, the better as well, but even 10 minutes can make a big difference. A kids wading pool sitting on asphalt works great on a sunny day. If you are using solvent based paints, your paint supplier can tell you the appropriate solvent to use. (note: a pump sprayer is helpful here.)
  2.  After the paint is bulging and detaching from the stencil, rub with a soft nylon bristle brush. You want to avoid roughing up the surface of the plastic too much. The rougher the plastic gets, the easier paint will stick to it. After softening the paint, some use a pressure washer. This can work but too much pressure and the water can cut through the stencil and ruin it. If you try this, use a Green or white sprayer nozzle and keep the pressure low.
  3. If you get to the point where you need to scrape, then use a plastic scraper, not metal. Plastic will not cut the stencil material.
  4. Over time the stencil will get rough and it will get a coating of paint.  The stencil is still usable as long as the paint openings are clear. Use a plastic scraper to keep the corners square.  
  5. Make sure you store the stencil properly. It is best stored in a way the stencil can lie flat.  Either flat on a shelf or pallet or hang on the wall. 

Check out the our other tutorials and instructions at www.stencilease.com .

Scraping Paint covered parking stencils

Without a water soak you need a scraper to get the paint off. The bottom stencil with the silicone spray comes off much easier.

Cleaning Parking Lot Stencils with a Brush
After a soak, we can use a soft bristle brush takes the paint right off. The stencil with silicone spray is done in seconds.
Clean parking stencils
Clean stencil ready to go

Shipping & Freight Box Marking Solution

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Make sure your packages arrive safely with Stencil Ease’s shipping and freight box marking solution! Using the Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller and several of our shipping & freight stencils we are able to quickly mark our boxes with important shipping information!

All you need to mark your boxes are:

Shipping & Freight Signs – https://bit.ly/2ry97vY

Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller – https://bit.ly/2SGPv4i

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To start marking your boxes, crates, or other shipping surfaces, begin by using Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your stencil. Let the spray adhesive become tacky for about 30 seconds then press the stencil to the surface. If you have used your Oneshot Inkroller before the cover should keep the ink pad saturated enough to begin using. If your inkroller is new, prime the ink by pressing the silver button 10 times while rolling the ink out onto a scrap piece of paper or cardboard before using with a stencil. Lightly roll the inkroller over the stencil until the ink builds into complete coverage. Peel the stencil straight off the box and repeat on the surface of the rest of your boxes.

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Stencil Ease offers a variety of shipping stencils for any stenciling need. Make sure to use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of all your stencils before stenciling so that the stencil remains stationary while in use. To fully coat the design in ink it takes about 2-3 coats of light rolling. It doesn’t take long to stencil all your surfaces over and over again.

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Once you have stenciled all your packages, pop the cover back on your Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller for the next use. The Oneshot Inkroller comes in a variety of colors for any need. Now you can mark your shipping and freight surfaces with any design in any color! Check out https://www.stencilease.com/collections/shipping-and-freight-signs to browse our shipping stencils and see the video below for more information!

Custom Road Race Logo Stencil

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In this tutorial we demonstrate how to use a custom designed stencil by https://www.stencilease.com/ to mark your next road race with a custom road race logo! To have your own stencil designed by us, submit your artwork at the link below!

Custom Stencil Designer- https://bit.ly/2zFW0NT

Krylon Marking Chalk- https://bit.ly/2DZI98c

Krylon Inverted Marking Wand- https://bit.ly/2U6fDHo

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After submitting your custom artwork you will receive your stencil rolled up in a box or tube. Gently unroll your stencil onto a flat surface and make sure your details are all lying flat. Be advised that in windy conditions you will need an additional person to help lay out your stencil then use rocks to help weigh down the stencil as you paint.

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Next, put a can of Krylon Marking Chalk in the Krylon Inverted Marking Wand to stencil with. Get a box with the bottom cut out to use as a spray box. This spray box will help keep the chalk from getting outside of the stencil design. Spray your Krylon Marking Chalk through the stencil design in broad sweeping strokes and spirals so that the spray overlaps. This will give you full coverage.

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Once you have completed the section in your spray box, move the box to the next section of your stencil. Repeat the previous steps until you have full coverage on your stencil. Lift the box, then lift the stencil straight up so that it does not smudge any of the chalk paint below. The chalk paint should be dry to the touch after a few minutes of drying. Now your next fun run can be done in style with a custom stencil from https://www.stencilease.com/

For more information visit our website or check out the video below!

How to Cut Your Own Stencil

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Have you ever needed a unique stencil in short notice? Instead of ordering a custom cut stencil from us you could go the DIY route with our heated cutting tool and a sheet of blank mylar. All the tools used in this tutorial are listed below.

Stencil Cutting Tool – https://bit.ly/2D2IHcQ

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OTuV3g

10 mil Blank Mylar Sheets – https://bit.ly/2Qndy7B

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Start with a printout of your design. Spray the paper with your repositionable spray adhesive then wait 30-60 seconds before pressing a sheet of 10 mil mylar to the surface.

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With a permanent marker trace the outside of the printed design. Be sure not to smudge the marker as you stencil. Once you have traced the entire design peel the mylar off your paper printout.

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Take your mylar with the traced design and put it on a piece of glass. An aluminum cookie sheet would work too. This will protect the surface that you are working on from the tip of the heated cutting tool. When you plug the heated cutting tool in it will begin to reach a hot temperature capable of cutting through the mylar very quickly so make sure that you don’t leave any heated components resting on any delicate surfaces. Once it reaches the proper temperature, start cutting along your traced lines.

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As you cut along you should be completing full rotations around the outside of each shape and letter. This will ensure that each letter & object of the design is fully cut out of the sheet of mylar. Once you’re done cutting, carefully remove any stubborn pieces of mylar that are hanging in there using your hands and the cutting tool if you missed any spots.

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Once your stencil is complete you are ready to transfer the design to any surface you desire. Your stencil can be used with stencil brushes, paint rollers, permanent markers, ink rollers, dry erase markers and so much more. Use more repositionable spray adhesive on the back of your stencil, wait 30-60 seconds, and press it to your surface. For this tutorial we’re using a whiteboard chalk pen.

Thanks for checking out this tutorial! For more information or to browse our products please visit https://www.stencilease.com/ and check out the video below.

Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings Industrial Wall Stenciling

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Are you in need of a way to mark your Two Hour Fire Barriers? Look no further because you have come to the right place! Our “Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings” stencil complies with most fire codes and is reusable so that you may mark all of your fire barriers. Below are links to the products used in this tutorial.

Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings Stencil – https://bit.ly/2EQQH3c

Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller – https://bit.ly/2F2GPnd

Oneshot Color Ink Cartridge Refill – https://bit.ly/2yHKSPZ

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OTuV3g

4 inch Foam Roller with Handle – https://bit.ly/2OWfKGB

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Start by spraying the back of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Apply the Spray Adhesive from about 8-12 inches away on the back of your stencil. Wait 30-60 seconds for the adhesive to become tacky before pressing it to the surface of your wall or door. This stencil comes in 4″, 3″, & 2″ lettering.

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You can use spray paint, a paint roller, or the one shot ink roller. Roll paint onto the roller before rolling it off onto a piece of paper towel. Do this so that you don’t spread too much paint onto the stencil. This can cause paint to bleed beneath the edges of design causing it to be blurry and unclear.

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To use the ink roller, first you must screw the roller into the base of the cartridge. Hold the ink roller upside down and press the silver button 10-15 time then roll in one direction onto a scrap piece of paper. You may need to press the button several times before the ink comes out of the roller. Once you have an inked roller, you should only need to press the silver button a few times should you run out of ink. When ink starts coming out of the roller is won’t be coming out evenly so you’ll need to continue rolling until the ink evenly coats the roller and comes off smoothly.

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Without applying any pressure, gently roll the ink roller over your stencil. Pass over each letter once on the first coat as you go around. Then apply a second coat. As you use the ink roller, give the ink about a minute to dry between coats to prevent the ink roller from rolling off any inked color. Touch up any weak spots and put the cover on your ink roller to keep it from drying out before the next use. Peel off the stencil and you’re ready to do your next repeat! To continue stenciling, simply press the stencil in it’s next spot and use the ink roller just as you did before.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial or need more information, check out our video tutorial below! Thanks for watching, please like & subscribe!

 

Marking Restroom Doors with Women & Men Stencil

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Have a restroom door with no symbols? In this post we take you through the steps to marking bathroom doors with their respective Women & Men Symbols. You can find all the tools used in this tutorial on https://www.stencilease.com/

Women & Men Sign Stencil – https://bit.ly/2z3JiHN

Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller – https://bit.ly/2S9mC1u

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OFWBsd

Frog Tape – https://bit.ly/2OEUJ2Z

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Start by finding the center of your door with a ruler. Mark the center line with a piece of Frog Tape and determine the height of your stencil placement. Spray the back of your Women & Men marking stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive then wait 30-60 seconds before pressing to your surface. Make sure you press the symbol to the center of your measurements then press down the details of the stencils.

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With your stencil in place, use a piece of paper and Frog Tape Painter’s Tape to mask off the symbol you are not stenciling. We recommend using the Diagraph Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller. Take your Oneshot Ink Roller and press the silver button to prime ink into the system. Roll the roller across a piece of scrap paper until ink comes out of the ink roller evenly.

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Gently roll the Oneshot Ink Roller over the the stencil until the you have solid color fill. Once you’ve got it, gently lift your stencil from the surface and allow the ink to dry. Now it’s time to repeat the process on the next door.

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Measure the center line and height so this symbol placement matches the other door. Press your stencil in place and peel the Frog Tape off the door beneath. Press the stencil details in place. Then mask off the other symbol with paper and more Frog Tape Painter’s Tape.

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Make sure to roll the Oneshot Ink Roller onto a piece of scrap paper again to check that it is spreading evenly before rolling through your stencil. Then roll the Oneshot through the stencil until you get full coverage. Lift the stencil and allow the ink to dry!

For more information check out our video tutorial below!