Hi Everyone. I am new to the community and I searched to see if I could find this answer. I have a customer who wants me to create a stencil of his logo so it can be painted on a cupola. It really only needs to be used once, but I want to make sure it doesn’t rip or cause issues for the painter. it’s a pretty large size too. he needs it to be 27 inches x 47 Inches, but I was able to separate the sections of the logo to make that work fine. What do you think I should use to accomplish this task?
Check out mylar posts, that’s generally the go to for stencils.
You could also cut it from polyester film if it needs to be sticky (applying to a wall, or very high detail requirements. Oracal makes polyester “vinyl”. Just be sure not to cut PVC-based adhesive “vinyl”, as cutting PVC is dangerous for your machine.
Oracal “vinyl” search:
For the one-time application you describe, I recommend using a cheap vinyl cutter (Cricut or Silhouette) and contact paper (shelf liner).
The GF is fantastic, but that doesn’t make it the best tool for every job.
Exactly opposite interpretation here: It’s a one-off, use the tool you have and buy cheap materials.
It’s more expensive to get a cutter and whatnot. You’d be better off getting it cut at a sign shop if you just want to do the one and be done. I’d still do mylar or oracal polyester.
Depending on how sharp of an edge you need, and how you’re doing the painting - cardboard works pretty well.