How to Turn a Complicated Logo or Artwork into a Great Stencil – with Examples

Can your logo be turned into a spray paint stencil?

The answer is YES it can, but there may be some caveats.

  1. Some small and intricate details may be lost, especially on a smaller stencil
  2. Lots of shading, colors or neighboring objects/elements may blend together or need modification to work as a stencil. We also handle multi color stencils and photographs.
  3. Size – the larger (maybe 10″ to 20″) the stencil the more details we can get with good results. Too small, and tiny details get lost or don’t come out well.

Keep in mind a stencil is 2 color – black and white. That’s not to say a complicated, multi color or even full color logo or photograph can’t be made into a great stencil for your painting application.

Multi color stencils are also possible by using 2 or more layers of stencils – use one stencil for color 1, lay down a 2nd stencil for color 2, etc.

But pictures speak louder than words, see the below examples for great spray paint stencils we made with our clients.

 

Logo turned into a stencil for a sign for Chuparrosa

 

 

electrical company logo, with added identifying numbers (serial numbers) and painted 2 colors
Logo converted to stencil ready and added to American flag sign
Dealership logo with multi colors, turned into one layer stencil (multiple layers are also possible for multi color spray painting)

 

Some of these examples took our talented graphic artists quite a bit of time to achieve the desired result, and may have required additional artwork fees.

Below you’ll see an original logo, what they stencil looks like, and a visualization of what the end result may look like when spray painted.

Note that some of these required extra charges for our graphic designers to modify so they worked as a stencil. Not sure if yours will require an extra charge? You can email your art to us prior to ordering, or just place your order and we’ll let you know after you order, before we charge you.

Full color logo turned into 1 layer stencil

 

Construction company using stencil to mark equipment and trash cans

 

 

multi layer custom logo stencil
Multi layer stencil for painting multiple colors. See more on multi layer logo stencils
finger print logo turned into a stencil
Finger print logo in heart shape, modified the logo and turned into stencil; removed the text that would be too small to work as a stencil

 

T-shirt company logo turned into a stencil
T-shirt company logo turned into a stencil
Company logo was pretty easy to convert to a stencil ready design
Company logo was pretty easy to convert to a stencil ready design

 

detailed logo turned into stencil
Logo with quite a few inside details, had to remove “doughnut holes” to make work
complicated detailed art turned into a spray paint stencil
Very complicated detailed art turned into a spray paint stencil

 

Animal logo with lots of small details turned into a stencil

 

full color sign or logo turned into a more simple 1 color easy to spray paint stencil

 

 

Face line drawing turned into a stencil
Face line drawing turned into a stencil

 

Badge shaped logo made stencil ready
Badge shaped logo made stencil ready

 

Full color photo made simple into 1 layer stencil. The artist could still apply colors or shading when painting.

 

 

Full color clipart turned into 1 color stencil

 

full color stencil turned into 1 color stencil

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *