You asked: What kind of varnish do you use for decoupage?

What do you use to seal decoupage?

The short answer is, use Varnish to seal your Decoupage Project to make it waterproof. Varnish is a Sealer for wood but it can be applied to a lot of different materials. Varnish drys transparent and glossy.

Can I use polyurethane for decoupage?

Coats of polyurethane make a sturdy, waterproof finish, so you can decoupage practically anything — tabletops, trays, and bathroom or closet walls. Even old briefcases and refrigerators are decoupage candidates these days.

What is the best material to use for decoupage?

Almost any surface can be used to create a decoupage project. Suitable surfaces include wood, papier mache, terra cotta, tin, cardboard and glass. Only SOME plastics are okay for decoupage – I recommend testing a small area before completing your entire project to make sure that the Mod Podge will adhere.

Can you use water based varnish for decoupage?

If you plan to paint the wood, your choices are pretty straightforward. With Mod-Podge or other water-based decoupage medium, use (water-based) acrylic paints. With varnish or oil-based polyurethane, use oil paints.

Can I spray polyurethane over photos?

Remember the goal for an effective polyurethane finish: you want to be able to run your hand over the picture freely, without feeling the picture or the edges. For this reason, be prepared to apply between 10 and 15 coats of polyurethane over the course of several days, depending on drying time between coats.

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What can I use instead of varnish?

As a result, homeowners are turning to environment-friendly, natural, and less toxic polyurethane alternatives.

  • Varnish.
  • Shellac.
  • Lacquer.
  • Tung Oil.
  • Linseed Oil.
  • Candelilla Wax.