What can I use to decoupage wood?
Mod Podge, probably the most popular, even offers a glitter version, so you can make your crafts glimmer almost as brightly as a disco ball. There are also specific mediums for furniture and outdoor projects available. Or, you can use the old standby, Elmer’s School Glue—just mix it with with equal parts water.
What glue do you use for decoupage?
Découpage glue – specifically for this craft and available from craft shops. It is perfect as it can be used as both glue and varnish. Try a specialist glue such as Aleene’s instant decoupage water-based glue, sealer and finish. PVA glue – all round glue which dries clear and sticks paper, card, fabric, wood and metal.
How do you seal decoupage?
To preserve the job, particularly if you expect the object to get wet, it’s wise to seal it using either varnish or polyurethane. Before you do so, gently buff the decoupaged surface with steel wool, then clean it with a damp cloth. Once it has dried, proceed to apply the sealer.
What is the best brush to use for Modge podge?
Tip 1: You can use Mod Podge with any foam brush or flat paintbrush, but for a super smooth application, we recommend you use foam. This is because the bristles of a flat brush can sometimes leave brush marks in your application, no matter how skilled you are at applying that Podge!
Should I paint wood before decoupage?
Painting: Most crafters paint their wooden pieces before applying any decoupage medium like Mod Podge. I recommend using an acrylic paint or primer to coat the surface.