I will also add my signature on the back too. Gessos add adhesion strength and are made with white pigment because these pigment particles add gripping power. Can you apply shellac to acrylic paint? Next time, use a gloss acrylic medium to seal. I see you’ve got a lot of comments, I’d be here all day if I were to comb through each page – so apologies if my question has been asked before. Unfortunately the only way to fix what you have now, is to sand off all the way back to the wood and start over. Hi Adrian, It sounds like your gesso did not adhere properly to the panel support. The lesser quality primer, though, does not have a high pigment content for extra adhesion strength that acrylic paints require. I have accidentally used wall paint on wooden furniture. Avoid putting anything on the surface during this time, since it can cause damage or imperfections. I show you how to use gesso to prime a canvas, wood panel, or masonite for oil painting. Choose a wax-based sealant for a flat finish or a polycrylic sealant for a glossier finish. by Nancy Reyner | Mar 14, 2017 | Blog | 177 comments. I should add that I used the run off several days ago so it is indeed dry. A medium dries permanent, while a fine art varnish, as I just described, is removable. Softer woods will absorb the sealer easily and require a thick sealer, … I too have found the surface to be a bit tacky at times. Nancy. I spray when there is heavy relief texture and/or the piece is small. Sizing or sealing is recommended to protect Ampersand’s uncoated panels from support-induced discoloration when using acrylic gesso. She currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. So while I prepare the panel, and before painting on it, I seal all exposed areas of wood including backs and sides. Use a sealer, such as a sanding sealer, to prep the wood for painting. Hope this helps! Dear Julia, You need to apply what’s called an “isolation coat”. Nancy, Hello Nancy Object handling: If the model will be touched often, it should be painted with enamel/oil paint.Acrylic paint will need special sealers to allow for repeated handling. Commercial panels only come in standard sizes, with maximum lengths around 40″ per side. Please re-read the article to make sure you understand the difference between sealers (glossy – allows next coat to stay on top of this non-absorbent coating) and primers (matte – allows next coat to sink in to an absorbent coated surface). If the surface does not absorb the thinned color, the glaze sealed the surface too much, making it slick. Within this 2 week period it is fine to continue layering over acrylic layers. Some of the points you mentioned crossed my mind when I was questioning the whole thing. Second coat seemed to go fine. – can gloss modge podge or frank t. ross wellbond universal sealer be used as an effective sealer? I recommend Golden’s Polymer Varnish, which comes in a variety of sheens – gloss, matte and satin. Joe, Lynn just dips his carving in water, and then starts painting with acrylics. (2) Lay the panel flat on a table, propping it up several inches on all four corners with jars, wood props, etc to allow for wiping away any drips, and ease of application. From your first brushstroke to your ultimate masterpiece – this course has it all. Brush-on acrylic sealer. So it is misleading in its name. This article was co-authored by Kelly Medford. I am new to wood and teaching myself and still get tripped up. If the texture is raised quite a bit, then brush applying may create puddles in the crevices. Pouring mediums are not removable and have no UV protection. You can use a tack cloth to pick up any remaining dirt. I believe companies that sell this are misleading the customer by repackaging a matte medium as “clear gesso”. You could skip filling in the cracks to create a smooth mural surface if that isn’t important to you. Thank you for your very detailed and most informative descriptions. Hi Patricia, However, it may take about a week to cure completely. Nancy. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 68,729 times. It holds tight and can be used as a sealer that protects acrylic paint, decoupage, stain, fabrics and much more. Brush applications would work if the texture is slight. Mix one part glaze with one part Jo Sonja flow medium, apply it to the scrap, and test the sealed area with thinned paint. Rub and buff wax finish – I use TreWax Clear Paste Wax Sealing it with three layers of GAC 100 should keep it from warping unless the wood wasn’t cured before making the panels and still contains moisture. These are well suited for fine art paintings that will not be handled. Optionally apply more coats if you desire a more saturated seal. When you are finished painting you would need to apply a final topcoat of varnish. Here are some answers to your questions. Gesso is opaque and will cover the grain. If your paint runs, then it's probably not a good idea to use it. It is probably very dry at this point, if it hasn’t been restored since then, so adding a varnish would be a good idea for protection, avoiding any future cracking and reducing any color fading. 3. If you are painting with acrylic, then you will need to do two steps over your finished painting. Kelly Medford is an American painter based in Rome, Italy. You will only need to apply one coat of a high quality primer, lower quality ones might require a second coat. Polycrylic or water-based polyurethane are both good options for sealing acrylic paint on outdoor surfaces. You can also opt to use a commercial stain sealer like Kilz found in home improvement stores. Does the same procedure you described also apply to thin 3mm thick MDF boards; namely seal, lightly sand, seal again to both sides and then apply 1 coat of primer eg Golden Gesso (is this the same as Golden GAC100?) That second step is to prime with gesso which adds adhesion strength to the next layer applied to it, and also adds a white coat. Liquitex has a product called “Gloss medium & varnish”. Clean the wood before applying sealant by wiping it down with a damp cloth. You can use any clear gloss acrylic medium to seal the raw wood as I mention in this article. How they can label one product as both is beyond me. Ampersand makes great panels of good quality. The same size panel from Ampersand weighs 11.4 lbs. Proper preparation of an artist support is essential for producing long-lasting artwork. Gesso is a primer and not a sealer. Use a wet cloth to clean the wood. It’s very subtle but it’s there. Acrylic is so stable though that again I do not think it is an issue of concern. Yes, you can use this. Sorry about your issue. I loved this article, thank you so much for writing it! Gesso is a secondary step (first step is to seal with a clear coat) meant to add adhesion between the wood and your first coat of paint. If you use any paint or product that is GLOSSY it will act as a sealer – or barrier for moisture entering into the wood. Your email address will not be published. The varnish will help protect your painting from dust, yellowing, and sun damage. The best part is they are very light in weight. If you are going to paint on raw wood and want it to last outdoors, you will want to use commercial products meant for outdoors not fine artist products. First of all, the GAC100 came in 8 fl. She studied classical painting, drawing and printmaking both in the U.S. and in Italy. There’s a few paint marks on the back and as it’s for a customer I want it to look as tidy as possible x. Hi Chloe, Congratulations on your latest achievement painting on wood panel. I recommend sealing the wood with a good grade polyurethane or lacquer that you can find in Home Depot or commercial paint stores. Using a fine-art product for varnishing like I suggested would not work. Generally a primer refers to a coating that prepares the surface for the acceptance of paint. So once you purchase a wood panel you need to do two important steps before painting: seal to keep out moisture, and then prime to strengthen adhesion between the paint and wood panel. Spray and paint options for varnishes are up to the user. And i dont think i’ve ever commented on a post in my life. Hi Amethyst, Dear Janna, If a painted finish is desired, you will need to seal the wood first and allow it to dry for two to three weeks before applying a compatible primer and two coats of 100% acrylic top coat. Then paint anew. My ten yer old daughter and I are making Indo boards (smooth plywood)…we want to have small ocean designs, like a graphic turtle that will be painted on them but the rest of the plywood we want to appear natural. I applied rather thin, normal coats, nothing too thick. This will make the painting all glossy so that the final top coat of varnish that goes on next, will sit evenly on top. Some commercial companies offer custom panels, but these may take up to six months (not kidding) to get it to you. It’s the primers that have a high load of pigment to add adhesion strength. (5) Wipe the surfaces clean with a slightly damp rag after sanding or vaccum, then apply a second coat of sealer. Lesser quality primers are sufficient for use with oil paint, as oil seeps into the layers differently than acrylic. Are you asking what you can use to seal it prior to painting, or to varnish it over the painting? It is fine for use with your oil paints, to add to a paint color to make it more transparent. I think the answer is environmental. Read more. 3658 Cerrillos Road, C6 This one seems to have a slight tackiness about it. I am very interested in painting yard decorations on untreated dog eared fence or wood from pallets. Join Nancy’s mailing list to subscribe to her blogposts & newsletter. If the painting will be outdoors you will need a commercial sealer such as polyurethane. https://www.goldenpaints.com/technicalinfo/technicalinfo_varnapp. I have got into the habit of doing a total but simple underpainting with acrylic titanium white. Hello Nancy, I want to paint on large wooden slabs an oil painting of my kids homes and then seal it and turn it into an end table. Or, the gesso is properly applied but you are using something too strong to remove the paint. Dear Kim, If you're not staining the wood, you'll need to apply a wood sealer before you can actually paint. Contemporary painting techniques such as pouring paint (i.e. I’m just curious as to how you would tidy up the back of the panel to prepare it for hanging? Clean your surface: dust and sawdust may affect your sealer and leave an uneven surface. We will look at several choices you can use. They are the only commercial panel company that I know of that properly seals and primes their panels called Gessobord. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. © 2020 Nancy Reyner | All Rights Reserved | Design. Forward thinking, is there a varnish or medium I should use or that you can recommend (specific to painting on wood panels) to finish & seal in my painting? If your first layer of paint (you are using your run off paint from a pour) is thinly applied, or thin in consistency it will probably adhere well to the sealed wood. The process I describe is to seal the wood so it doesn’t warp. Sanding, cleaning, and all the usual steps went fine. Sealing also provides an easier surface to apply subsequent paint layers. Less expensive versions are available through Dick Blick and other online sites. To apply oil paint instead, wait 1-3 days or more. Thank you! Dear Mei, (6) Once you finish applying all sealer coats and it is dry to the touch, I recommend to apply one or two coats of a primer, such as an acrylic gesso, especially to the front surface to regain surface tooth. The surface needs a sealer and I want to hide the deep chocolate color of the wood. Im a new artist. This is especially true of wood items that see frequent use, are placed in direct sunlight, or were not properly prepared and painted in the first place. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Use something like clear epoxy resin or like Mod Podge but for Mod Podge, find a clear drying one and after a few hours it will dry clear. If you don’t use water you will be missing out on ways to make the acrylic act and appear like watercolor. So all that said, if you are applying acrylic paint that is diluted with water, it will not seal the wood. When it dries up, use primer over it for improved adhesion. The sandpaper should be around a 220 grit. If not, these need to be sealed too. Otherwise you can purchase commercially made wood panels from art stores and online artist supply sites. Tack cloths are gauze-like materials treated with a sticky substance and can be purchased at any home improvement store. If wood is not sized or sealed properly before applying the gesso, yellowing can occur because water [a solvent] can cause acids, occurring naturally in wood, to migrate to the surface. I am actually painting a large piece of plywood with a Christmas scene using acrylic paints. Such a nice comprehensive article. If you are using ink and watercolor you would want to prime to get an absorbent surface, so that the paints will adhere well. This type of paint requires no sealer topcoat to protect it from abrasion and moisture. It will sink into the wood but won’t keep out moisture – which is the main purpose of a sealer. Sealers should be thin so that they penetrate the wood. I highly recommend against using any type of “clear gesso”. Nancy. Your email address will not be published. I am not familiar with Zinniser Stain Block, but have used Kilz. If it is not removable and has no UV protection it is just a medium. Hi Tom, If you are adding thick layers, then a primer will help make sure that thick layer sticks well to the surface. When I apply it, my paint runs. For more tips from our Decorating co-author, including how to prepare your wood before you paint it, read on! I get asked all the time about the difference between these two terms for wood panels. % of people told us that this article helped them. (1) Clean off any dust or debris from all exposed areas of the panel including the cradled sides and panel back, first using a vacuum or air pressure if very dusty, then wiping clean with a microfiber cloth (or other lint free cloth) slightly dampened (with water). Canvas attached to wood stretcher bars have been used for a long time, and wood panels even longer. Then lastly I flip the painting face up, wipe it with a damp rag and varnish it. Once dry I flip my painting over onto foam to protect it, and touch up the sides and back with more gesso in case paint got splattered on them. In fact, it is extremely important t… Please keep in mind that none of the following is ‘written in stone’ because I am not exact on ratios when mixing – you can see it in the video at the end of this page. Hope this helps. Nancy. Using gloss brings out the colors more than using a satin or matte. I know that the nature of acrylics when applied over certain thicknesses can be a little tacky/rubbery as it dries, so I assumed the GAC100, which is acrylic based, could present these dilemmas. I know you provided a link to follow for outdoor projects but that page seems to be geared towards painting on masonry or the sides of buildings which isn’t really the type of surface I plan to paint on. Raw wood panels need to be sealed prior to priming and painting, to keep moisture from getting to the wood which causes warping and other damage. I use two coats so it looks pristine white all over. GOLDEN has recently changed their advice saying that their Acrylic Gloss Medium works better as a seal then their medium called GAC100. Apply the sealer with a wide flat brush or a sponge brush and follow the wood grain. Try painting the whole thing over with primer paint of the desired color. As an example, my custom panel measuring 30″ x 40″ weighs 7.5 pounds. There are products called “Clear Gesso” but that is misleading in my mind. Carving conifer, cedar in particular, some kind of a sealer is essential. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever,” and authored several best-selling painting books with F&W Media. After priming and painting, what do you recommend as a final step as a sealer once the painting is complete? For acrylic painters, one coat of a better quality gesso, such as GOLDEN’s Gesso, will add adhesion strength between the sealed wood and your first layer of acrylic paint. Acrylic will still continue to dry even if overpainted with other acrylic layers. The differentiation between seal and primer was super helpful! It sounds like you did everything right, and after 5 days it should be bone dry as you said. Oil painters must seal wood to stop any acidic oil in the paint from penetrating into the wood support, which can cause wood fibers to rot. Then I add my painting on the front. If you want to use it functionally as a table, I suggest your final top coat to be a commercial high grade product such as polyurethane. Thanks. For a final varnish you can use an archival varnish meant for paintings. A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surfaces. Using a sealant is important because it protects the furniture from peeling or cracking of paint. Montreal has been going through combinations of heat waves, up and down periods of humidity, etc. You can apply primer with a brush, roller or by spraying, and one coat is all you need. Nancy. If you want to add some tooth, lightly sand the glossy surface. These paints stay wet for a long time. Bring your visions to life on canvas! If you applied the gesso yourself, then perhaps you need to let it dry longer before overpainting it. Yesterday and today, with the humidity and heat subsiding, the surface seems a little dryer and harder than before. I will be using acrylics. Must I still prime the wood? How long does it take for acrylic paint to dry on wood? Nancy. Use resin. I have two issues with commercially made wood panels. Then over these sealer layers when dry, apply primer to (1) enhance adhesion (2) return tooth to the surface, and (3) whiten the surface for optimizing paint colors applied over it. I don’t mind if the seal darkens the wood as long as the grain is visible. Last Updated: October 6, 2019 That is correct. I’m very glad you are finding my articles helpful for your work. I am assuming you sealed the wood on all exposed surfaces including the back. The variables I found are: (1) Humidity and warm temperatures slow the drying and may keep the layer tacky for longer (2) The wood itself may have elements in it (either naturally occuring or in the processing of it) that react with the acrylic to keep it tacky longer (3) Different types of wood have different densities, and therefore some of the medium may sit on the top surface instead of sinking into the wood, causing the slight tackiness you feel (4) Make sure you mix the GAC100 well before applying. Second, I thought I may have applied too thick a second coat, but I know I applied as thin a coat as possible. I’ve tried multiple coats and sanding in between and I’m still getting the same thin white layer over the piece where you can also see some of the brush strokes. If you use any paint or product that is MATTE, this means it is absorbent, and therefore you are actually increasing its ability to absorb moisture, and therefore may warp the wood. Thank you for enlightening me on the subject. A clear gesso is actually a semi-gloss or matte acrylic medium. Here’s a good test. To varnish it over the painting you would need to use a fine art archival varnish as I mentioned above. Like I said in my previous post, I’m patient and never in a hurry, usually preparing panels months before actually applying my first brush stroke, so I’ll let it cure for a while and go from there. I’m glad you are finding my articles helpful for your work. Leaving dirt or other particles on the wood can keep it from properly absorbing the paint, primer, and sealant. You can also use a hair dryer to make the paint dry faster. Most varnishes come with options for sheen as gloss, matte or satin. This will help keep the paint from being absorbed by the balsa wood. In hot or humid weather, sealant can take longer to dry and should be allowed to sit for a longer period of time. This is important to keep the wood from warping. If you are lucky enough to have wood working machinery, you can make wood panels yourself. Fine art varnishes are different than hobby or commercial varnishes. Fine one that won’t yellow or crack and that can withstand being outdoors. I found your article very well laid out. Thank you so much for this detailed run-down! By preparing your wood properly before you paint and sealing the painted wood afterwards, your painted wood items will maintain their quality for many years to come. You probably do not need to use fine art varnishes as these are archival and are removable for cleaning purposes. Make sure the paint is completely dry before you add the varnish. Visit Nancy’s Youtube Priming would add adhesion strength between the first layer of paint and the primer. Jackson Pollock) and gluing collage-style are much easier with a sturdy level surface such as wood. Nancy Reyner Custom Artist Panels. Since the piece is from 1944, it probably uses oil paint. Shellac based primers are great for sealing wood knots and sap streaks. What a lovely note! Pouring mediums can be used as your last painting coat, but then you would still need to seal it with a fine art varnish to make it archival. Required fields are marked *. This article has been viewed 68,729 times. Sounds like you have some fun projects in the works. You are welcome! Quite a difference! Once the paint has dried on your wood surface, apply a thin layer of your sealant with a dampened sponge, cloth, or paintbrush. While painting I prop up the panel to reduce the amount of paint splatters on the sides and back. http://nooga.com/168937/the-diy-designer-how-to-keep-paint-from-peeling-or-scratching-off-your-newly-painted-furniture/, http://nancyreyner.com/prepare-wood-panels-painting/, https://www.justthewoods.com/sealing-painted-furniture/, http://nooga.com/169338/the-diy-designer-what-kind-of-topcoat-should-i-use-and-when/, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Ampersand is the only company I know of that uses the proper gesso to seal under acrylic, and with good adhesion. This is the process I use each and every time I do an oil painting. That product is a medium, and they are using the word varnish in a mis-leading way. Thank you so much! For my canvases and vases, I suppose I could use a cheaper varnish which is UV protected. Create a smooth, even surface to your wood panel and protect it by sealing before painting. 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