Photos on wood


Old 10-19-16, 04:36 AM
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Photos on wood

I want to put photographs on a painted wooden table, then finish it with some kind of varnish that won't hurt the photos. What do I use for adhesive to glue the photos on the table, and what can I finish the whole top with? Thanks for any help you can give me!!!
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Old 10-19-16, 04:52 AM
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What type of paint is on the table?

Oil base poly/varnish will change the color of the photo. It will amber it some, more so as it ages. A waterbased poly won't affect the color any although it may change the sheen of the pic. Because any coating applied is fairly thin there won't be a lot of protection from any damage that might happen. A piece of glass overlaying the top would be better.

I don't know about the adhesive but I'm sure one of the others will.
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Thank you so much. I hadn't thought about glass!!
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Do a search for Decoupage techniques.
The pictures or documents are adhered to the wood (usually with a spray adhesive) and then covered with Mod Podge.
This was popular with U.S. Military in the far east to preserve special citations or documents.
In the Philippines, they use varnish and are masters at it, but the mod podge is good in most cases.
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