I know it’s easier to buy a new piece of furniture, however, there’s no need to settle for anything ordinary.If you have old piece of furniture lying in your apartment , you can bring it to life by decoupaging it, a technique by which you can cover any surface with a paper. If this is your first time, try using the same on any piece of carton box.
Here’s how to go about it:
Supplies: Scissors, Utility Knife, Sandpaper, Masking Tape and very importantly Mod Podge.
- Clean the surface and even it out by scrubbing with sand paper.
- Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge (don’t make it sloppy). To save it from drying, start pasting the paper.
- Layer the paper carefully to avoid air bubbles or bumps
- Let it dry for 15-20 mins and trim the edges from the surface if any.
- Seal with a top coat of Mod Podge
- Let it dry for 24 hrs.
Isn’t it wonderful!
How to Remove:
Soak an old wash cloth in warm water and wring out. Lay it over a section of the Mod Podged paper. Cover with plastic wrap and weight it down with a couple of books. Check in about an hour.Once the Mod Podge gets tacky and turns white again, gently peel the paper off, starting from a corner. Lift very slowly. Repeat the process until most of the paper is removed from the first section. Move on to the next section and repeat until you have most of the paper removed from the entire project.
This decoupage repair technique may soften the paint if it’s acrylic. So when you move to a new section, don’t place anything on previous sections of the painted surface so that the paint can re-cure.
If this decoupage repair process doesn’t work, you’ll have to sand the crumpled paper away and pretty much start from scratch.