Diamond paintings require several hours of work. After all, placing thousands of tiny diamonds one by one is hard work. And you want to preserve your diamond painting after you have completed it. Now, you may wonder how you can make your painting stand the test of time. In this guide, we have described a method to seal your diamond painting.
Sealing the painting involves locking the diamonds in place and boost the lifespan of the finished product. Before you hang your painting on the wall or use
Stretcher Bars, don't forget to follow the steps below to seal it properly.
1. Brush-On Sealers
With Brush-on Sealers, you can preserve your diamond painting for several years to come. You can find them in a lot of finishes and consistencies based on your personal preferences. Given below are some pros and cons of using these sealers.
Pros: These products serve as an all-in-one solution. Once you have it, you don't need to purchase any glue, sealer, or any other product for finishing. Brush-on sealers can help you if you want to frame your painting without glass.
Cons: The downside is that the sealer will take away some of the shine. Besides, you can't roll up the painting post the sealer application.
We recommend that you go for DecoArt's Triple Thick Glaze. It offers perfect consistency and holds the canvas in place without ruining the shine. But if you are looking for something inexpensive, you can try Mod Podge.
However, the catch is that Mod Rodge Glitter may reduce the shine of the painting and replace the shine with the micro-fine glitter. So, if you like the new look, you can stick to Mod Rodge Glitter.
How To Seal Your Finished Diamond Painting
Before you apply the sealer, we suggest that you ask your kids and pets to go to some other room. Safety precautions are essential before you get started.
Step 1: Use a rolling pin or apply some weight to adjust the diamonds
This step is essential to flatten or lock down all of the diamonds in the canvas. It's better to spread an old tee shirt or another piece of clothing to protect the diamonds against breakage or scratches.
Step 2: Dip the brush into the brush-on sealer.
You can for a regular brush of foam or bristles. We recommend that you go for Mod Podge Paint Brush Applicator. It allows better control over the sealer.
Step 3: Apply the sealer to the Diamond Painting canvas
At first, the sealer will look like thick, white glue. As it dries, it will become transparent. You may want to apply a thick but full coat. After all, you don't want to create globs of the sealer all over the painting. The glue will fill in the space between diamonds and keep them in place.
2. Spray Sealers
For a crystal clear finish, Aersol spray sealers can be your best bet. Since they don't work like glue, they can't fill in the empty spaces between the diamonds.
Pros: spray sealers won't reduce the shine of the diamonds. Plus, it is waterproof, dries quickly, and produces no yellow tint.
Cons: Can't hold diamonds in place and can't fill in the gaps between the diamond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can sealers be used with Partial Drill Kits?
A: They do support Partial Drill Kits but with a small brush. So, make sure you don't apply the sealant on areas where there are no diamonds.
Q: Can sealers be used with Round Drill Kits?
A: Yes, you can. In fact, they work as well as they do with Square Drill.If you have some helpful tips to use your Diamond Painting, you can let us know in the comments below.