How to Seal a Décor Transfer

How to Seal a Décor Transfer

The possibilities are endless with Redesign with Prima's Décor Transfers. We recommend sealing your Re-design with Prima décor transfer. The transfer material is thin, and could be at risk for rubbing off or tearing if it isn't protected.  

Transfers adhere best to a flat finish and it is typically best to seal your piece AFTER the transfer application. 

Do not use an oil-based sealant on your transfer, as they may cause the transfer to deteriorate.  Any water-based sealer including a polyacrylic from your favorite paint line will do!  Here is a list of approved water-based sealers:

  • Dixie Belle: Satin or Flat Clear Coats, Spray Wax, Wax
  • Paint Couture: Top Coat
  • Minwax: Polycrylic
  • Wise Owl: Matte or Satin Varnish & Salve (not recommended for adhesive foil transfers)
  • Annie Sloan: Clear Wax
  • Fusion: Clear and Colored Waxes, Beeswax, Toughcoat, Stain & Finishing Oil
  • General Finishes: High Performance Top Coat
  • Miss Mustard Seed: Tough Coat
  • Rustoleum: Matte Spray or Matte Topcoat Sealer
  • Vintage Market and Design: Semi Gloss Sealer
  • Sweet Pickins Milk Paint: Wax
  • Made by Paint: Poly or Wax
  • DIY Paint: Wax or Big Top
  • Modern Masters: Dead Flat Varnish

Things not to do when sealing your transfer:

  • Do not attempt to try and seal a transfer that is not adhering. The sealant can cause the transfer to lift more. 
  • Sealing is not recommend for glass and mirrors. 
  • Make sure your transfer is burnished well to the project and free of air bubbles. 
  • It is not recommended to have transfers in direct sunlight/ outdoors in the elements as fading may occur. 
  • Dixie Belle Gator Hide is not recommended for sealing transfers.