Post by darkislandcity on May 21, 2020 14:18:59 GMT -5
Hello everyone, I am currently working on a project that are pieces of wood stained with an oil based stain and then inlayed with with crayons. I had tried polycrylic on some in the past but it didn't feel hard enough to me. So I was wondering should I put the epoxy right onto the wood and everything or put a layer of modge podge between etc? Any tips would be appreciated.
The wood needs to be very dry (stabilized is even better) to prevent any outgassing while the epoxy cures. Outgassing causes bubbles to appear between the wood and the epoxy that don't float to the surface and pop. I live in OK where the humidity is regularly over 50% so this is impossible for me without using a drying oven or some such.
You can seal the wood prior to coating and you don't have to worry about how dry it is. I use plain old Minwax polyurethane; sanding sealers, clear acrylic paint, mod podge all work fine. Be sure to give it plenty of time to fully cure before applying the ACC.
More and more though I find myself just risking it and putting the ACC directly on the raw wood. Usually a couple of pimples occur, I just sand them smooth with 600 grit and apply another coat. Rarely I need to do 3 coats.
I don't know if the oil based stain will cause any problems. Never tried it.
Good luck, let us know how it goes.
Last Edit: May 22, 2020 17:13:13 GMT -5 by LawnBoy
So at the moment I have one of the pieces I am working on covered in minwax Polycrylic I will probably coat another few in mod podge and maybe leave 1 or 2 with nothing on them and then put ACC on it. I guess I will see how all of them react. I'm in NY and its not really humid at the moment and the wood seems fairly dry. Thank you for the help again and the eggs on your etsy look great.