In the examples above, the base of my stand is coated in the hard finish, while the top has been coated in hard finish and then a layer of resin was poured. The hard finish dries quickly and clear! It’s so simple and easy to use making it my #1 go to sealer for all different types of projects.
By Kris @infamouskriscreation
Hard Coat is perfect for many different surfaces, but most importantly it’s DURABLE! I put a nice layer over my painted project and let it dry! (I may use a couple of coats depending on the project) and I can then either leave it just the way it is, or I can then pour resin over the top and the effect is amazing!
Mod Podge Hard Coat Review
When I first began painting on surfaces other than canvas or paper, I had the unfortunate opportunity to learn the hard way... seal or it will peel! So I began looking for ways to seal and protect my precious work. I tried acrylic spray sealer, which worked ok, but it smelled awful. I then tried clear gloss spray, which is similar to spray paint and it was more difficult than I thought to get it even, fully coated and have it not run. I tried a pour resin which made the acrylic paint look odd when it dried. I knew I wanted to be able to pour resin on my plant stands to protect them in the event they got wet while watering my plants. Now enter mod podge! I know you are thinking “You mean the stuff used for decoupaging” Yes! And No! Yes it is used for decoupaged creations, however mod podge is soo much more! There are at least a dozen different kinds and purposes for Mod Podge now! One of those beautiful variations is the Hard Coat!
So I’ll start by saying welcome to another infamous Kris review! I wanted to take a minute to talk about, the one craft supply I simply can not go without now! For those of you who may not know, I love painting onto all kinds of different surfaces! I especially love using wood because acrylic paints will hold up well if you seal it well. I build my own plant stands out of all kinds of different wood that I mostly piece together from old furniture, random thrift store finds, or sometimes purchased bits from the hardware store. Although every wood is slightly different in the way the acrylics go on, one thing hold true for all of them. If you want acrylic paint to stay, you have to seal it to protect it. Otherwise you run the risk of it chipping, fading or worse... getting wet.