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DecoArt's classic Decou-Page formula is available in matte, satin, and gloss finishes. This versatile product can be used as a glue, sealer, and finish. It dries quickly to a clear, hard, and durable finish without being tacky.
Select the matte finish to ensure a zero-glare, protective finish on your completed project. Available in 2 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz sizes.
Select the satin finish to achieve a subtle sheen on your finished piece when dry. Available in 8 oz size.
Select the gloss finish to provide the best protection against stains and smudges when dry. Available in 2 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz sizes.
Prepare the surface by sanding or cleaning. Paint a base coat of color, if desired, and allow to dry thoroughly. Cut your paper to fit the surface. Apply a medium layer of Decou-Page to the surface and a layer to the back of the paper. Smooth the paper out and use a brush or brayer to smooth out any bubbles or creases, working from the center out to the edges. Allow to dry for 15-20 minutes and then apply a coat of Decou-Page over the top of everything. Apply 2-3 more coats, drying thoroughly between coats. For a smooth, final finish, dampen your brush before applying the final coat. When completely dry, sand off any uneven edges. Allow the final coat to dry for 24 hours before use.
Use a brush or brayer to smooth out the paper or fabric, always starting in the center and working outward to the edges.
Allow the piece to dry thoroughly before sanding any uneven edges away.
Minimize brush strokes by using a soft bristled brush and lightly sanding between coats.
Apply designs to the back of plates or the edges of other serving platters. Decou-Page is non-toxic but is not FDA approved to come in contact with food or lips.
Avoid wrinkles in your project by applying a thick coat of Decou-Page and allowing sufficient dry time between coats.
Use photo copies of original photographs to preserve memories.
Print images on laser or laserjet printers when possible, so the ink will not smear. If you use an inkjet printer, allow the image to dry and then use a spray sealer to lightly coat each side multiple times.