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What are the instructions for putting my decoupage project in the dishwasher?
After air curing for the full 21 days, your decoupage project is top-shelf dishwasher safe with regular detergent on regular cycle.
When washing your decoupage project in the dishwasher, your decoupage layer will absorb a little water and create a milky look. Your project will be a little tender at this point, so be careful when handling. But do not be alarmed it will fully dry to its original state.
What are the instructions for putting my fabric decoupage project in the washing machine?
After air drying your fabric to fabric decoupage project for 72 hours in a mild dry room, your project can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle cycle using cool water and mild detergent. Fabric softener should not be used.
When washing your Fabric to Fabric decoupage project in the washer, your decoupage layer will absorb a little water and create a milky look. Your project will be a little tender at this point, so be careful when handling. But do not be alarmed it will fully dry to its original state.

We recommend cleaning an Oilcloth decoupage project by wiping the surface with soft cloth, cool water and mild detergent; it is not recommended to put in the washing machine.
How many coats of any decoupage finish should I apply?
The amount of top coats of any decoupage finish is a personal choice. If your project is decorative only, you can apply one to two coats of finish. Should your project be used other than decorative only, we suggest a third application. Please note that you should allow 2 hours drying time between applications of decoupage finish.
What is the curing time for Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Finishes?
Every project created using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finishes should be air cured for 21 days before using. Once properly cured, decoupaged glass / ceramic projects are top-shelf dishwasher safe.
Fabric decoupage cures by air drying project for 72 hours in a mild dry room. To expedite curing, allow project to dry a minimum of 24 hours, then iron (no steam) using a pressing cloth with a small weave on low-medium setting for 30 seconds in a small circular motion. Do not use a towel as a pressing cloth, as it can leave marks or stick to the decoupaged project. You can also force dry in a dryer on the highest setting for 1 hour. Once cured, fabric project can be hand washed or machine-washed on a gentle cycle using cool water and mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener.
What types of tools should I have on hand ready to decoupage?
When creating a decoupage project, it is best to have on hand the following tools and/or supplies: scissors or a craft knife for trimming excess paper or fabric, Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush set for applying the decoupage finishes and a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer for smoothing the decoupaged paper or fabric.
How many different kinds of Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Finishes are there?
The Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage product line includes the following durable finishes: Matte, Gloss, High Gloss, Opalescent Green, Opalescent Violet, Fine Glitter, Coarse Glitter, Glow in the Dark, Antique, and two fabric decoupage finishes – Fabric-to-Fabric and Oil Cloth.
What types of surfaces are best used with Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Finishes?
Project surfaces such as: wood, tin/metal, paper mache, fabric, terra cotta, canvas, glass, and ceramics are perfect surfaces when decoupaging using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finishes.
How shall I prepare my surface for decoupaging?
Surface preparation will vary based on the surface you're using. Keep reading to learn how to prepare surfaces such as wood, paper mache, tin/metal, terra cotta, glass and ceramics, and fabrics for use with Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage.
  • Wood: Sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper, wipe away sawdust, apply one or two coats of Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints allowing drying time between applications. Sand smooth if necessary.
  • Paper Mache: Wipe clean with damp cloth and apply basecoat. Allow to dry and reapply if necessary.
  • Tin/Metal: Wash with soap and water. Wipe with white vinegar dampened cloth and let dry. (Optional: apply metal primer) Apply basecoat; allow to dry and reapply if needed.
  • Terra Cotta: Wipe clean. Seal pot interior with two coats of Martha Stewart Crafts Sprayable Satin or Gloss Enamel Finish. Basecoat exterior with desired color; allow to dry and reapply.
  • Canvas: Wipe primed canvas clean. If unprimed, apply two coats of Martha Stewart Crafts Gesso Primer.
  • Glass/Ceramics: Wash with soap and water. Wipe with rubbing alcohol dampened cloth and let dry. Once prepared, neatly apply Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint in color and finish desired; let dry. Do not use on surfaces that come in contact with food or beverages.
  • Fabric: Prewash in soap and water according to fabric label. Dry thoroughly without fabric softener or using a dryer sheet. Iron if necessary (without starch).
When completed, will my project surface feel tacky in humid weather?
No, once fully cured all Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finishes dry to a smooth, non-tacky finish.
What types of surfaces can I apply any of the Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Papers such as the Cut Outs, Paper Doilies, and/or rolled papers to?
Martha Stewart decoupage papers can be applied to most surfaces such as: wood, canvas, tin/metal, terra cotta, glass/ceramics and paper mache.
If paper is applied to fabric, your project should only be used decoratively.
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