Figure 3-48. Stencil key set
f. Spray Gun. A stenciling spray gun (Figure 3-49) is desirable for stenciling. This gun is
smaller than the one used for painting and is known as a touch-up gun. It is not mandatory to have a
small stenciling spray gun in a shop; however, it is desirable to have at least one spray gun that can be
used only for this purpose. It is usually convenient to have more than one cup for a spray gun when
more than one stencil paint color is used. The extra cups facilitate spraying different paint colors.
General care and maintenance for a stenciling spray gun are the same as previously described for the
regular paint gun.
Figure 3-49. Stenciling spray gun
g. Layout Tools. Whether you are using a brass stencil set or a stencil board that you prepared
with the stencil key set, you must lay out the stencil. The tools you need for this layout consist of a
straightedge, a yardstick, a steel square, and dividers. Using whatever tools you need, position the
stencil and secure it in place with masking tape.