And I let it dry overnight. Just Kidding!
I started peeling the stencil off not long after setting the paint gun back in the shop. All I could think while peeling the stencil away was that I was about to throw away $30 ($15 for each side). . . but the pattern left on the cabinet was worth it!
One of my many faults is that I tend to be very heavy when it comes to paint application. No exception today, pulling the stencil revealed noticeable edge lines between the two colors. Once the light blue was dry to the touch I added a couple quick coats of intercoat clear. This helped melt the edges a bit and would do so to a greater extent once I scruffed the surface for the green layer.
My intention was to leave things at this point for the day, but I had mixed up a bit more intercoat clear than I needed so after running some errands I decided to come back and make the push to add the green layer. I scruffed the intercoat layer up (really did not need to for paint adhesion but I wanted to knock my paint edges down some) and I applied the second set of stencils.
I struggled a bit more with these. If you look back at the first pic you will see a box with an X at the top right corner and a box that retained light blue paint at the bottom left corner. The second set of stencils had openings that fit over these boxes for proper alignment. . . I had a heck of a time achieving it. I think in the end it turned out ok, but lets just say I don't recommend anyone hire me to apply their stencils at this point in time.
I sprayed the green and pulled off another $30. . .here is the result after spraying on the leftover intercoat:
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There are a couple spots that could be better. . . but at the end of the day I keep looking at the cabinet and smiling. My thick paint layers almost give a 3-D effect (that I kind of like!). I still need to add the clear coat, hopefully that will give the metallic a bit more pop.
I will probably take more time between colors with the bottom cabinet. . . maybe have time to start the green later next week.