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Mylar

Mylar is our most popular material for stencils. Durable and flexible, this 14mil (thickness of about 5-6 pieces of printer paper) is ready for any project. It is semi-transparent, semi-flexible, and smooth to the touch. Every piece is precision-cut on our in-house laser cutting machines.

This material is ideal for a wide variety of projects. If you are working on a flat surface, like a wall, table, floor, or canvas, then mylar will be the best choice. If you are planning on covering a surface with a repeatable pattern stencil, we also recommend mylar because of its reusability.

Mylar can be cleaned using acetone and does not become brittle with age. It can be used and reused hundreds of times. However, you want to avoid heat.

Projects for mylar plastic stencils: Canvas paintings, wall murals, accent walls, tables, shipping containers, cornhole boards, signage

Surfaces to use mylar stencils on: Drywall, canvas, concrete, wood, metal, brick, really any flat surface

Showing the flexibility of our 14mil mylar plastic material

Adhesive

Our adhesive material is made from 7mil clay-covered polyethylene with a tacky backing attached to a brown kraft paper. Adhesive material is entirely flexible and can be easily bent, folded, and cut. The material is kiss-cut, meaning that only the polyethylene layer is cut, leaving the paper backing intact.

The biggest advantage that adhesive stencils offer is their ability to capture detail. They are thinner than mylar, allowing you to get closer to your painting surface with paint. This results in more crisp lines. However, bear in mind that our adhesive material is meant to be single-use. It can be reused if there is minimal damage, but may not yield ideal results.

Adhesive stencils can also be used on curved surfaces, such as buckets, traffic cones, and barrels.

Projects for adhesive stencils: Labeling traffic cones, printing apparel, precise artwork, glass etching, window art

Surfaces to use adhesive stencils on: Plastic, metal, wood, canvas, brick, concrete, rubber

Our tacky adhesive stencil material being peeling from its backing

Metal

Our metal stencils are by far the most durable option. They can be used similarly to a mylar stencil, or even remain untouched as a sign or artwork. We cut them from 0.6mm stainless steel and they are significantly heavier that adhesive or mylar stencils. They are stiff and have little to no flexibility.

Metal stencils are dishwasher safe, can withstand heat, and make for the most aesthetically appealing product. They are the longest-lasting and most durable option we offer.

Projects for metal stencils: Business promotion, wood burning, reusable coffee stencils, wall art, custom packaging

Surfaces to use metal stencils on: Any flat surface

Stencil Stop's 6mm stainless steel stencils

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