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Forum topic by HD_woodchuck posted 07-29-2009 01:49 AM 1107 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HD_woodchuck

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07-29-2009 01:49 AM

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Ok, so I recently built a game board which I wanted to place a printed logo (sports team, etc) on the game board and then poly over it. Problem is, as soon as I began to brush on the poly, the paper began to bubble and lift. I then tried to smooth it out and changed to spray poly. Over night the paper bubbled more, and the poly hardened. Now the surface that is supposed to be ‘glass’ smooth, has ripples from the paper.

I even used spray adhesive on the paper before placing it on the sanded wood surface.

Any suggestions?


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BeachedBones

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#1 posted 07-29-2009 02:33 AM

You could try one of those plastic laminating kits on the paper first, see if that works for you, or at least keep it water tight for the poly to go over.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 11:04 PM

Did you let the adhesive dry before applying the poly?

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 07-29-2009 11:09 PM

I’ve tried that in the past and had the same results. I recently bought some “decal” paper and gave it a try and I really like the way it works and looks. I got it from DecalPaper.com.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 11:44 PM

have you tried decoupage glue , it worked for me when i made a pen useing stamps
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#5 posted 07-30-2009 03:20 AM

I wanted do that making a target a few weekes a go, but I’ve had enough experience with paper doing targets, I was pretty sure that would happen. I didn’t have time to experiment, but I think I will try a spray laquer over the paper before I use the poly.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-30-2009 03:46 AM

I have never tried this but everything I have read says you should use Shellac, everything is supose to go over it with out any problems.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 07-30-2009 03:50 AM

What will poly do over laquer?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 04:12 AM

I am guessing that the solvents in the poly was enough to loosen the glue. This is a similar effect to guys using contact cement for veneer and then the finish acts as a release for the same reason, it acts as a solvent to the adhesive and causes it to let go.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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