Can you Mod Podge on unfinished wood?
Mod Podge may be used to decoupage paper onto wood in much the same way it works with paper-on-paper projects, but the wood surface must be smooth and free of dirt and debris for it to adhere well. Mod Podge also acts as a sealer atop your handcrafted creations, so it can be used to seal the decoupaged surface as well.
How do you seal paper on wood?
Make sure to use a pH neutral or acid free glue, such as PVA glue. Use a firm roller (paint roller) to roll the glue onto the surface of the sealed wood. Next, adhere the paper to the wood surface, and cover the artwork/wood piece with a clean sheet of paper as a protective barrier.
How long does Modge podge take to dry on wood?
It feels dry within an hour, but I wouldn’t hang up a project or use it until it’s been dry for 24 hours. For Hard Coat, the recommended dry time is 72 hours. Since Hard Coat is typically used on furniture, wait for 72 hours before putting anything on the furniture.
Can you put polyurethane over paper?
If you’re ready to seal a picture with polyurethane, chances are you’re in the final stages of decoupage – the art of affixing paper to furniture, walls and decorative accessories. Polyurethane will give you a tough, durable finish that will withstand heat and other outdoor elements.