What Is Mod Podge?
Mod Podge is a glue and varnish mix that comes in matte, glossy, sparkly, or glittery finishes. It's water-resistant once it dries but it can also be used as an adhesive to hold things together (e.g., scrapbooking).
Should You Pre-Seal Your Wood Surface Before Painting?
Some artists recommend pre-sealing your wood surface before painting with acrylics. Pre-sealers are often used to make the paint color more uniform and prevent it from bleeding through thinner coats of paint.
How Often Should You Seal Paintings With Acrylic Paints?
The general rule of thumb is to seal your paintings with acrylic paints as soon as they're finished. This will help protect them from fading, dust accumulation, and other damage that may occur over time. However, if you plan on displaying the painting in a dusty or high-traffic area, it's a good idea to seal it more often (e.g., every few months). You can also test out different types of sealants to see which ones work best for your needs.
Will Acrylic Paint Stay On Wood Outside?
If you're using an outdoor sealant, acrylic paint will stay on wood outside as long as it's protected from the elements. Sun and water can cause the paint to fade over time so it's important to use a sealant that will help protect it from these elements.