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Topic: Best way to seal photo paper onto ceramic tiles to be used as coasters  (Read 1735 times)
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« on: July 04, 2013 12:33:06 AM »

Hello. I would so appreciate if anyone could give me advice on how to best seal photo paper onto ceramic tile for end use as a coaster. It's pretty difficult to source Mod Podge where I live. I use ink jet on photo paper, then use a fixative to set the ink. Then I glue on the photo paper to ceramic tile with acid free glue, or non-toxic school glue. I've tried to use finish off the surface with acrylic epoxy spray paint (clear lacquer) but that finish seems thin. I've also tried brush-on acrylic sealer on the surface of the photo paper as well as around the sides where the edges meet. It's a bit heavier than the spray paint when applied but sometimes condensation from glass still gets through - especially at the edges where the photo paper edges meet the ceramic tile.

Any other recommendations as to what I can use to seal photo paper onto the ceramic tile AND keep out moisture from seeping in underneath or on top of the photo paper?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013 06:26:03 PM »

Polycrylic (or any acrylic sealer) would be great for this type of application. First I would glue the photo to the tile and allow to dry thoroughly, then seal with 2 coats of Polycrylic. Make sure to allow drying in between. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013 03:32:45 AM »

thank you! will try it!
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