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How to Prep furniture for Decoupage in Six steps

Want to decoupage furniture with Mod smorgasbord? These are my tried and true methods for making sure your piece turns out perfect!Scroll down to get to the bottom of the post, a bonus video of decoupage furniture – the project is Mod Podging napkins patio set. You’re going to love it. you Have done it again, a piece of furniture, and Mod Podged? I have – and I really enjoy, really it is. I have a confession: I love to decoupage furniture. Especially wood surfaces. It’s so fun!I’m excited to have my tips for you on how to prep furniture for Mod-hodgepodge, so that they can be successful, and so that you will enjoy it, too. Because no one wants to. at the end of a project, especially a decoupage furniture project, and end up with a craftfail in your hands It sucks. I’ve been there.In this article, I’m sure that your piece is real wood. If it’s not, you can laminate the steps in this article for the painting/veneer.Desiree’s steps, and my steps are very similar, in fact, you just have to make sure that the use of primers with laminate. But as I said, we’re assuming you are dealing with real wood, in this post.So here’s how to prep furniture – I’m going to give you my step-by-step process, once you get the piece you want to renew in your dirty little hands. How to Decoupage furniturestep One: Decide what you want to do with your piece.I usually choose from three basic options (and I’m sure there are others):Let the piece with the finish it has (or leave it unfinished), in Turn, a painted piece in an unfinished onePaint the piece (including coloring)If you want to, you can leave the piece with the finish it has you will need’ll need to clean it with warm, soapy water – washing and drying. Then you’re basically done. Yes, that’s right – you don’t to sand your furniture! A lot of people enjoy a vintage-style finish and decoupage want to right about you, and that was’s good.My only recommendation is that if you seems to be your color, latex or shiny, do a test in a corner, in order to ensure that the decoupaging, and go to work. If the paint is cured for a while, it’s probably okay, but I don’t want to spend your precious time Mod Podging, only to find out it isn’t going to work.Please do a test by decoupaging a small square at the bottom in a place that isn’t as visible. If it sticks, you’re good – then you peel it and make the real thing.Now, if you have the change ready, you can proceed to step two.step Two: Remove the hardware from your furniture, if at all.you can Clean it with soap and warm water or rubbing alcohol, and set them aside. put the screws in a plastic baggy or plastic container and make a note of the location. Trust me on this one. Lost I have the screws for my hardware. It stinks! step Three: Sand your furniture.you can do this with medium-grit sandpaper by hand, or you can set it to grinder with a palm or vibrating. I have this DeWalt sander, but this Black & Decker has good reviews.remember, you are a bit of an investment with a sander, if you don’t already, so hand sanding with a sheet of sanding paper or block also works.I recommend a medium grit (to start around 80) and then with a finer grit. It takes a while to hand sand – you need some patience!loop as soon As you’re done, use a tack cloth to remove dust. Or you can cheat like me and use a damp paper towel . . . :0 But the tack cloth works better.step Four: Fill the holes in your piece.as soon As you will want to sand the color, all holes or cuts that you fill in will be visible. Use wood filler to do this – one that beizbar/paintable, like this. Let it dry for the recommended time on the package, then sand and use tack cloth to remove dust.If you want your piece unfinished to stay, for decoupage, you are ready! To move if you are going to paint, step Five: Prime (optional).Depending on the color of your piece, you may want to prime. If you like the color, a dark/black table, a lighter color, to want you’re going to prime it first, so that you don’t to paint-20 coats of the lighter color. This rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer is really good.Primer coverage over darker colors and helps the paint apply better. I love it.you Can stop here and decoupage? Absolutely. Let’s say you started with a black table and cover it with napkins. Well, you can do’t that over a black table, since the napkins are so thin – you need it white first.This is, as you would sand and prime, and then you could. the Mod-hodgepodge of the napkin to the surface everywhere without the need for additional painting It’s just so easy.But you might want to paint . . . so then you’d go to the next step.step Six: color.Let me tell you something right off the bat . . .Latex paint doesn’t work well with decoupage.I haven’t done it myself, but I’ve heard, the results are bubbling up’t that good –, the formation of bubbles, etc. What has worked well for me in the past and I have been able to decoupage with success:acrylic paint – as FolkArt or Apple BarrelChalk paint – such as FolkArt Home Decor ChalkSpray paint water color water base stainBand of your piece and color than normal, with several layers. Then allowed to dry before decoupaging leave for 24 hours. Now that you’ve learned how to prep furniture – are you ready for the Mod-hodgepodge!Are you ready to put your skills to the test? If Yes, check out the bonus video below:

If you have all the decoupage tips, visit my Learn How to Mod hodgepodge article. And if you are ready to start, decoupage furniture project, take a look at this post:15 Unique Mod hodgepodge of furniture projects 13 Mod smorgasbord table ideas Decoupage a dresser – 15 ideas

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