How to Buffalo Check ANY surface with this stencil!
Old signs have been a love of mine for a VERY long time.
But there are just those projects that call out for a pattern to take them to an all new level…
I’ve LONG loved the Buffalo Check look. But could you imagine stenciling this festive or cabin looking pattern on any surface desired?!
So… now that can happen… thanks to this Buffalo Check stencil!
A special thank-you:
First off, I’d like to publicly thank my blog buddy Carlene from Organized Clutter for this Buffalo Check stencil idea, because it was a good one!
I hope you pay a visit and view this astounding collection of Buffalo Checked projects she’s made with this stencil HERE!
So! Here’s a run down on where to find Buffalo Check, how to use it, and project ideas you can make.
About the Buffalo Check stencil:
Buffalo Check is a highly detailed stencil that comes in medium and large.
The projects on this post are all using medium.
Stenciling with the Buffalo Check stencil is easy! But because of the high amount of detail this stencil entails, I suggest to watch the video at the end of this post so you can learn how to stencil with it to achieve exceptional results without paint bleed.
Fringe (sold separately) is a Buffalo Check companion so you can create a table runner effect along the edges!
So here’s how to Buffalo Check any surface with this stencil. Let’s start with a painted table top.
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Black and white Buffalo Checked Table
Supplies I used:
Object to stencil
Paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (white), Coal Black, and Fort York Red
1. Coat your object with paint of choice.
Shown: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement, the perfect white.
This little metal side table was already white, but needed a refresh. 2 coats of Casement worked perfectly!
3. Stencil the design with a very dry brush, using a tapping motion.
Tips for best Buffalo Check results:
- A larger sized stencil brush (over 1″) works best for a smoother, quicker finish.
- Load your brush with paint, then remove most of it off again before you begin, in order to create super crisp lines. A dry brush is key.
- Walk your fingers along where you are stenciling to help hold the highly detailed stencil in place.
- Stencil the larger squares 1st (so your brush becomes dryer).
- Swipe in the direction of the thin lines 2nd.
I love the weathered finish this one took on!
You can learn more about how to stencil HERE.
4. Align like minded squares to continue the pattern.
Make sure your paint is dry to the touch on the back of the stencil AND your table top before continuing pattern.
This black and white buffalo checked look is so fresh and inviting for all season decorating!
Buffalo Check on wood grain
This look is so unbelievably cool and even easier to do! The paint soaks into raw wood making the outcome even crisper.
For the crispest lines possible:
1. Tap paint on large squares first. (this off-loads more paint from brush)
2. Then gently swipe in the direction of the thin lines.
The Buffalo Checked outcome is outstanding each and every time!
Buffalo Check on painted tote
This more traditional red and black painted Buffalo Check take turns out so well, and couldn’t be simpler to create!
Shown: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Fort York Red
2. After red is dry, apply the Buffalo Check stencil using black paint.
Isn’t the outcome outstanding?!
Fringe (sold separately) is a clever little add-on that offers a fringe styled edge to Buffalo Check to give you a table runner effect.
Find Fringe stencil HERE
Learn how to stencil with Fringe HERE
Plaid Shirt (a 2 piece plaid stencil kit) is designed to mix and match with Buffalo Check, so you could achieve even more plaid designs!
Learn how to work with Plaid Shirt and also make this bench HERE
Click above to learn how to Buffalo Check any surface with flawless results!
Spying anything in your home you could enhance with a Buffalo Check pattern?
Learn how to use Plaid Shirt HERE
Buffalo Check projects to make: