Now you’re ready to use Chalk Couture on just about any surface. It’s so easy to use, versatile, and just fun!! I still get excited every time I peel the silk screen transfer / stencil off to reveal a new design.  My first recommendation is to complete a project on a Chalk Couture chalkboard. No, it’s not hard but the adhesive backing of the silk screen transfers / stencil does take some getting used to. Okay, now let’s get to start on how to prep wood for stenciling.

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Why is it important to prep a wooden surface for stenciling before using Chalk Couture’s silk screen transfer / stencil? 

  1. Basically, it saves the silk screen transfer / stencils. The silk screen transfers are reusable up to a dozen times if taken care of. Without properly preparing the surface there is a risk of getting splinters in the transfer and stretching the transfer out.
  2. The transfers are sticky and if the surface is not prepped it may take the paint off the project. That’s a bummer for sure!! 
  3. The wooden surface could absorb the chalk paste in different ways and ruin the project design.  

Here are a few things to keep in mind when using a wooden surface with Chalk Couture. 

  • You can use any type of wood you would like. I recommend using untreated pine found at your local hardware store. 
  • The smoother the surface the clearer the design will come out.
  • If you use a rough wooden surface the font will look very rustic and/or bleed.

View the online How-To video for the steps to use Chalk Couture on a wooden surface.

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Q: How do you make Chalk Couture paste permanent on wood?

To make Chalk Couture paste permanent on wood you would want to use a Spray Sealant over the design.

Q: Do I need to seal chalk paste?

No, you do not need to seal your chalk paste. I normally only seal my chalk paste if it’s for a project that will be outside.

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