jodyg Can you clarify? Are you saying lay down the first stencil and then apply a coat a the base color before adding color #1?
FWIW, Gang, I have stenciled several cabinets and each one is a learning experience. I appreciate to OP's willingness to share and the those who have chimed in with additional feedback.
I always stencil with a HVLP and know that too much paint is my worst enemy...it's just so hard to know when to "stop" as I want that nice full coverage. All that said, wolffcub 's star above is right on. I wish I could get that original look of slight overspray mastered, but I fear it's almost impossible with a tacky (adhesive) stencil.
OP, There definitely is a void of material on stencil related experience - thanks for opening up the dialogue!
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