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  • Hey, I'm a newbie to decoupage. Need a liitle bit of help!!

    Hey, I'm a newbie member, first post in fact.
    I'm looking for some advice on a decoupage chair project I'm working on.
    I thought I had finished the chair so started adding layer upon layer of varnish onto the 'finished' chair.
    It looks great but recently I noticed some areas that I'd like to add more layers of decoupage to.
    How would I go about this?
    Regular decoupage glue on top of the varnish? Or would I need to strip the varnish off the areas I want to re-decoupage?
    Any help on this would be much appreciated
    Last edited by Tripoly; 09-03-2012, 12:26 AM.

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    Welcome to the Crafts Forum. You will find it a friendly and knowledgeable place to visit.

    Decoupage is not my field. My own thought would be that if you used a waterproof glue like a PVA woodworking glue then this should stick to the varnish and accept further coats of varvish. You would be better posting the question again in the paper section of the forum for a better answer.

    Roger

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    • #3
      Hi and welcome to the forum.

      You shouldn't need to strip the varnish off, but a light sanding will give the glue a better chance of sticking effectively.
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      • #4
        Hi and to the forum.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the help

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum, and good luck with the chair!!
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            • #7
              Hi, lightly sand the area you wish to add images to, this should give the glue sticking power and then a few coats of varnish should sink the new images into the rest of the design

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              • #8
                Originally posted by le boudoir online View Post
                Hi, lightly sand the area you wish to add images to, this should give the glue sticking power and then a few coats of varnish should sink the new images into the rest of the design
                Thanks, I have another question, if you dont mind. I varnished decoupage before with a 'non-yellowing' polyurethane spray varnish. The problem is that the white parts of the decoupaged object have yellowed. Have you any advice on what type or brand of varnish I should be using.

                Thanks for your time

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                • #9
                  Hello and welcome!

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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Hello -
                      as a general rule - solvent based finishes will yellow over time - waterbased varnishes won't - BUT solvent varnishes are water and heat resistant, waterbased varnished aren't - so it depends what the item will be used for. Sometimes the yellow tint is kind of nice for a warmer, aged effect.
                      For table tops we use a UV resistent epoxy resin - not as difficult to use at it might first sound (I have a tutorial on my facebook page if that helps). And we always use a waterbased PVA as a barrier between the decoupaged surface and the final finish - this also may be the cause of your yellowing from the polyeurothane varnish if you didnt have this. Hope that helps!
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