How to Glue Paper to Wood: Step-by-Step Guide (with Pictures)
Gluing paper to wood seems like a simple task. And it is — if you do it properly. If not, you may end up infuriated by the small bubbles or wrinkles that’ll pop up and give your project a less than desirable look.
Fortunately, there are a few easy methods that you can employ to ensure a smooth, clean-looking finish.
Using Spray Adhesive
One of the easiest ways to glue paper to wood is to use a spray adhesive. This is a cheap and fast way to apply paper decals or decoration to your DIY projects. However, it can be less forgiving than other methods.
You must work very quickly as the adhesive dries rapidly, and there is more chance of misapplying the glue. Apply too thick and your paper may wrinkle and bubble. Using too little can cause your paper to not maintain a solid hold.
Using Tacky Glue
Tacky glue is one of the better options to use in gluing paper to wood. Unlike regular glue that tends to dry and creates bubbles, tacky glue works with wood better because of its thick consistency. Its thickness allows it to stick to the wood more evenly and prevents the chances of air getting trapped and forming bubbles or wrinkles.
Using a Mod Podge Formula
Mod Podge is best to use for arts and crafts. You can use this on pretty much any type of surface, but it works best with wood and paper. What makes this method great is the fact that it dries clear and holds tight. Mod Podge is also easily available in hardware stores and craft stores.
Evenly Gluing Paper to Wood
Gluing paper to wood can be quite simple provided that you utilize proper techniques. Failure to do so can lead to unsightly bubbles, wrinkles, and tears. But when done correctly, you can end up with great-looking results that will last.
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