Important Note: for best results with basic application, use a chalk type paint that does not contain polymers. Polymer based paints and topcoats can also be used, but the timing and results vary. Check our tutorial for that and more special techniques videos.
IOD Paint Inlays are the artisanal answer to decor transfers. They are not a decal, they are not a synthetic film, they are not decoupage. When you apply an IOD Paint Inlay, artisanal paint is embedded into your surface and the paper is removed leaving an authentic painted design and a buttery almost leather like surface on your piece.
IOD Paint Inlays are made from a proprietary artist quality paint which we formulated specifically for decorative use. They are organic in nature and the transfer of the painted design will be slightly varied and unique for each individual. The paint formula is “active” until sealed. That means that you can manipulate it and apply special techniques for a custom touch before you seal your piece. And, as if once wasn’t enough, you can often get a beautifully faded second impression from your Paint Inlay sheets and sometimes you can even get a third!