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Watercolor Tabletop

 
 
caitd
 
Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2015 11:26 pm
Hello,

In my recent project, I covered a plywood board with old book pages and have been doing watercolor paintings on top of it. When I am finished with the paintings, I would like to seal the tabletop to waterproof it and use it as a functioning tabletop. Any suggestions on what to seal it with?

I'd rather not use anything brush-on. Thanks!
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2015 11:28 pm
there are acrylic sealants that would seal it, except I think they're mostly water-based. Problem is, anything water based is likely to make the watercolors run and bleed. Maybe lacquer. Make sure you test anything suggested on SOMETHING ELSE before you try it on the tabletop. Paste some newspaper on something else and use watercolors on it first, and see if you get a mess because you've rewet the watercolor.
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mesquite
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2015 01:34 am
@caitd,



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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2015 11:00 am
With THAT kind of tabletop, I'd suggest a glass top. Anything else will hurt your artwork.
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