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Trick for Getting Vinyl to Stick to Wood

Anyone else love putting vinyl on wood, but struggle to get it to actually stick?

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The struggle is real...but today I have a little trick that's going to save you a lot of time and wasted vinyl because it pretty much guarantees your vinyl will stick to wood!  Silhouette School monthly contributor Cat is here with more!

Hi All! I'm Cat with Pocketful of Posies.  I love doing wood signs.  So today I thought I'd share my secret weapon when it comes to getting vinyl designs to stick to my wood projects every. single. time!

What is this magic product? This Matte Polycrylic from Minwax.

Because it is water based it dries extremely fast, and doesn't leave and oily residue. Which is exactly what is preventing your vinyl designs from properly adhering to the wood surface in the first place. Plus since it's a matte finish it won't drastically alter the look of your wood project.

For a visual demonstration of big of a difference this Polycrylic can make on your wood projects check out my latest YouTube video!


Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you find this video helpful!    

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  1. If you add permanent adhesive vinyl over the Minwax, can you still peel it off later or is it actually permanent then and resists peeling off?

    1. You can remove it later, but it may be a challenge depending on how long it's been applied.


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