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Fastest Way to Seal Wood Signs

Bundle promotions in this post have expired - you can find the designs we used HERE.


In this tutorial, we're sharing the quickest way to seal your wood signs and when to skip sealing your wood signs altogether. 

You can find the designs we used in the Fall & Winter SVG Design Bundle.



We created our North Pole sign by hot gluing mini basswood signs onto a wooden dowel.



The signs were sketched using a Sharpie pen and the Silhouette Cameo.



When should I seal a wood sign? 

The only time you should seal your painted wood signs is if they will be displayed outdoors - to protect them from the elements.

If it will only be displayed indoors, then it's not really necessary to seal the wood. 

There are lots of different sealers out there, but one of our favorites is Rust-oleum Chalked Matte Clear Protective TopcoatThis particular product leaves an ultra-matte finish, but you can also use a glossy finish spray.



We also love this because it's a spray, which is so easy and quick to apply.  

To apply Rust-oleum Chalked Matte Clear Protective Topcoat, always follow the manufacturer's directions. Use outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. 

1. Cover the surrounding area to project it from overspray.

2. Shake the can really well. Hold 10-12 inches from the surface and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stoke.

3. Apply 2 or more light coats a few minutes apart. 



It's dry to the touch in about 20 minutes but allow 24 hours to fully dry.



You can create your own North Pole wood sign like this using these designs from the Fall and Winter Sign SVG Bundle.


Fall & Winter SVG Design Bundle from So Fontsy


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