As always, apply your Paintable Transfer to a clean, matte, dry base. Many people use chalk and mineral type paints on these projects, and they work great.
Optionally, when using chalk or mineral type paint, we like to enhance the bonding between transfer and paint with a light coat of a water-based universal sealer or something that functions similarly. Allow the sealer to dry thoroughly before transfer application (always take appropriate safety precautions and follow manufacturer’s instructions).
When it comes to a good bond, there are a lot of different product-related variables, so if you have questions, talk to your IOD stockist and they will be ready to help as they are experts in the paint lines that they carry, and IOD products. If you need to find an IOD stockist please use our store locator by clicking HERE.
Prior to application, protect your Transfer from dust or debris by keeping it with its protective backing sheet until applied. Dust will interfere with adhesion.
Since we use a special nonstick backing to avoid transfer damage from excessive cling, you'll need to take care that you keep the transfer and backing together until you apply the transfer to your project surface.
Apply your Paintable Transfer to your surface by rubbing with the included tool until it is completely transferred. Lift the clear sheet to check and if there are any bits of transfer left on the sheet, just gently lay it back down and rub those spots to transfer them.
Once your image is completely transferred, make sure it is all securely down by burnish with a clean dry cloth so all edges are snuggly adhered.
OPTIONAL: At this stage, you can distress with a medium or fine sanding block if you choose. Below is a video showing the basic application using an IOD Transfer. (* Note: This video does not show the step of sealing the white paint before adhering the Transfer, which we recommend.)