How to Seal a Diamond Painting

Once you've completed your diamond painting, you'll want to seal it to protect the diamonds and keep them from falling off. Here's how to seal diamond painting:

Materials Needed

  • Diamond painting

Instructions

  1. Start by laying your diamond painting on a flat surface that is covered with newspaper or a drop cloth to protect it from any overspray or drips.
  2. Shake the can of spray sealant well, and hold it about 6-8 inches away from the canvas.
  3. Spray a light coat of sealant over the entire diamond painting. Make sure to cover all of the diamonds and edges, but be careful not to spray too much or the diamonds may become cloudy.
  4. Allow the first coat of sealant to dry for about 15-30 minutes.
  5. Apply a second coat of sealant, making sure to cover any areas that may have been missed in the first coat.
  6. Allow the second coat of sealant to dry completely before touching the surface of the diamond painting.
  7. If you're using Mod Podge, you can use a paintbrush to apply a thin, even layer of Mod Podge over the entire diamond painting. Allow it to dry completely before touching the surface.

Tips for Sealing Diamond Painting

  • Test the sealant on a small area of the canvas before applying it to the entire painting.
  • Avoid using too much sealant, as this can cause the diamonds to become cloudy.
  • If you're using spray sealant, hold the can at a distance of about 6-8 inches from the canvas to avoid overspray or drips.
  • If you're using Mod Podge, make sure to apply it evenly to avoid streaks or bubbles.
  • Allow the sealant to dry completely before touching the surface of the diamond painting.

Conclusion

Sealing your diamond painting is an important step in preserving your hard work and keeping the diamonds in place. By following these simple steps and tips, you can safely and effectively seal your diamond painting and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.

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