Topics: Beads, Wood, Painting

Could you tell me what paint to use on wooden beads that doesn't chip off? What varnish do you recommend to use after you paint?
- Tammy
Acrylic paint works best for painting on bare wood and nut beads. After the paint is dry, seal and protect the painted surface with Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf™ top coat sealant. Use a paintbrush to apply a thin coat of sealant to all areas then let dry. Mona Lisa Metal Leaf is dry in approximately 15 - 30 minutes. If desired, a second coat can be added. A full drying time of 24 hours is recommended. Take care in both the painting and sealing process to not fill or block your bead holes; consider stringing the beads onto a stiff wire, pipe cleaner or other similar item.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert


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