HOW TO APPLY MINT BY MICHELLE DECOUPAGE PAPER

Decoupage Application Instructions:

There are two methods of application that best suit the Mint by Michelle Decoupage Papers. Please be sure to read through the following instructions and decide which method is best for your project before getting started. You may also choose to view Michelle's 'how to’ tutorials at:

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Method 1.

Recommended to achieve an aged, crinkled, authentic look You will need: Image Medium/Modge Podge Glue,  Glad Wrap or Cling Wrap, Decoupage Paper

1. Start by adding Image Medium or Modge Podge glue to small areas of your intended surface.

2. Place your decoupage paper on to the glued surface area and then rub down using a handful of scrunched Glad Wrap or Cling Wrap. The smooth friction between the two surfaces helps to smooth the paper down.

3. Repeat this process by adding small amounts of glue, followed by the decoupage image and smoothing using the handful of Glad Wrap.

4. Once the decoupage paper has been applied to the full surface area of your piece, you can finish in which ever method you choose.

5. Paint it in further to extend the image &/or cover your image with as many coats of Image Medium or Lacquer as you wish.

6. To flatten crinkles and add a further aged look we recommend sanding with a very fine sandpaper between your finishing coats.


Method 2.

Recommended to achieve a smooth, flat finish You will need: Image Medium/Modge Podge Glue, parchment/Baking Paper, Warm Iron, Decoupage Paper

1. Coat your project surface with a thick coat of Image Medium or Modge Podge glue and let it dry.

2. Repeat step 1.

3. Place your decoupage paper on top of the dry glued surface and place the parchment paper on top of the decoupage paper.

4. Starting in the middle of the image, apply a warm iron on medium heat to the parchment paper and continue to iron until the image is secured to your project surface.

Finishing options for Method 2.1.No Finish-If your piece is going to be a low traffic surface, then no finish or top coat isnecessary2.Oil Based Finish-If you are finishing with an oil base, you can use as many coats as desired3.Water Based Finish–If you are finishing with a water based top coat we recommendspraying your decoupage image with3 very fine coats oflacquer, being sure to leave it to dryin between coats. Once all 3 coats of lacquer have dried, apply your water based finish.Please note, we recommend using Mint by Michelle Decoupage Papers with Chalk Paint.Application tutorials are available onlineathttps://mintbymichelle.com/blogs/newso

 

HOW TO USE PURECO PAINTS


Pureco Silk Finish Paints

Pureco silk finish range is 100% washable, no sealer needed and easy to use. It is the perfect choice for those who like to paint and go, more suited to smooth clean looks than textured looks. How to Use


  • Self sealing, low sheen finish.

  • Always do a test patch to see if this product is right for your project.

  • Easy to clean and stain-resistant finish.

  • Minimal prep is required on your projects. Brush, roller or spray.

  • Clean substrate, sand flaking paint off, lightly scuff shiny surfaces to promote adhesion.

  • For best results use a synthetic smooth flat brush in nice even smooth strokes.

  • Sealing, waxing and top coating are not required.

  • In some cases, you may find some substrates may have tannin bleed-through. Should this happen, use our base & blocker to prevent further staining. 

  • 200ml will cover approx 2-3 square metres and 600ml will cover approx 7-8 square metres in normal conditions. This will definitely depend on the colour choice, whites will require more coats hence cover less square metres.

  • Drying Times Touch: 30 Minutes(at 25 °C) ; Recoat: 4 Hours(at 25 °C).

  • Cure time 7 - 14 days. See Note below.

  • Modern sleek matte to low sheen finish.

  • Able to be shabbied up as you do with Chalk paints.

  • Silk Finish range has a built in sealer, our sealers can certainly be used on top for extra durability, our waxes are made to be absorbed into the paint surface and may just slide around and not absorb into the coating with the Silk Finish range.

  • Easy clean up with water for brushes, rollers and spray equipment.

  • 200ml & 600ml 

  • Note: Do not apply paint if the air temperature or substrate temperature is below 10 °C or above 35 °C. The temperature should not fall below 10 °C during the drying process as it will effect the adhesion of the Silk Finish and lengthen the curing process.

  • *Please note: Our Silk Finish range should be used in conjunction which our Base & Blocker as they are produced to work together. We cannot guarantee that when you using other brands of stain blockers, you will achieve optimum coverage or results with our Silk Finish range.

Pureco Chalk Finish Paints

Pureco chalk finish range is matte, velvety, self-levelling

The perfect choice for vintage shabby chic, distressed & rustic textured looks.

How To Use

  • Minimal prep. Clean substrate, sand flaking paint off, lightly scuff shiny surfaces to promote adhesion. Paint, glaze or seal.

  • Always do a test patch to see if this product is right for your project.

  • Apply a coat with a broad brush, spray or roller.

  • If spraying, thin with water as necessary. Our product can be thinned up to 30%.

  • Allow your first coat to dry thoroughly before applying your next coat. 

  • for a smooth finish, use a smooth flat brush in long smooth strokes, you can sand lightly in between coats for a super smooth finish also use our liquid wax with wet & dry sandpaper to finish as a sealer.

  • for a textured rustic look, use criss cross brush strokes with a round or oval brush to give your piece added interest, any of our sealers can be used.

  • In some cases, you may find some substrates may have tannin bleed-through. Should this happen, use our base & blocker to prevent further staining. 

  • 200ml will cover approx 2-3 square metres and 600ml will cover approx 7-8 square metres in normal conditions. This will definitely depend on the colour choice, whites will require more coats hence cover less square metres.

  • Drying Times Touch: 30 Minutes(at 25 °C) ; Recoat: 4 Hours(at 25 °C).