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asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020

Do you have to sand before decoupage?

If you are looking to decoupage furniture or any other piece of older wood, you are going to want to sand the surface before you decoupage. When you decoupage on wood, you want to be able to lay your paper, fabric, or other materials flat on the surface of your piece in order to avoid air bubbles.

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Keeping this in view, can you sand decoupage?

Can I use sandpaper to smooth my decoupage finish? Smooth, if needed, by gently sanding over the dry finish using very fine wet/dry sandpaper. Dip the sandpaper in water and sand gently. Then wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth before painting on the next few layers.

can you paint over decoupage? You can paint directly on top of decoupaged paper; however, the painted designs will adopt the texture of the underlying material -- if the paper is crinkled, the painted area will be crinkled as well. To remove the texture, you must remove the decoupaged paper.

Similarly one may ask, how do you decoupage without wrinkles?

It doesn't matter what you do, just make sure that you apply a medium layer – not too thin. Apply the paper to the project surface and SMOOTH THOROUGHLY with your fingers or a brayer. Allow this to dry for 15 – 20 minutes and THEN go back and Mod Podge over it to seal. NOTE: Tissue paper is going to wrinkle.

Do you have to seal decoupage?

Decoupage involves cutting out pictures or shapes from paper, gluing them to an object and then coating the pictures and the object with layers of varnish. Yes that right, you can decoupage anything, all you need it the right varnish or sealer to make it waterproof.

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