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.