h. Stencil Brushes and Rollers. Use stencil brushes or rollers on jobs where it would be
impractical to use a spray gun. The most common brushes are the artist's stencil brush, the stencil brush,
and the fountain stencil brush:
(1) Artist's stencil brush. This brush is round with black bristles placed in a long, polished,
cedar handle. The bristles are held in place by a metal ferrule. The diameter at the ferrule is 1/2 inch,
and the bristle length is 1 inch.
(2) Stencil brush. This brush is made of 100 percent hog bristles, with the flag ends cut. It
has a long, wood handle and comes in 13/16- by 15/16-inch and 1 1/16- by l 1/16-inch sizes.
(3) Fountain stencil brush. This brush has a reservoir handle. The leakproof reservoir holds
a minimum of 2 ounces of stencil ink. The bristles extend 1 1/2 inches beyond the metal ferrule. A
shutoff is provided between the reservoir and the brush to adjust the flow of stencil ink as well as to shut
it off completely.
(4) Stencil roller. A roller measuring about 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches in diameter is
sometimes used to stencil. The roller is rolled over a small amount of paint that is spread out on a glass
or metal sheet. Then the paint-coated roller is rolled over a stencil to make the sign.
i. Pressurized Spray Can. A pressurized spray can is another item used for stenciling small
signs. The cans are easy to use and come in various colors. The chief advantage of these cans is that
there is no cleanup after you complete the job.