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Asked on May 20, 2019

How to glue down paper?

WilliamCheryl AEmily


I am in a rut. When I glue down regular Paper, it shows through, leaves wrinkles, and gets dirty. Please Help! Plus, CAN'T spray Clear coat Over it! Thank You!!

4 answers
  • Kmdreamer
    on May 20, 2019

    Michaels sells a spray adhesive that should do the trick to glue paper

  • Emily
    on May 20, 2019

    You don't say what kind of paper or where you are trying to apply it, but I do decoupage and never have any trouble with wrinkling etc. If you are using a tissue paper that would be more difficult but without knowing more about your project it is hard to give advice.

    • Emily
      on May 21, 2019

      Hi Cindy, was the copy laser printed? I mean would the ink run if wet? I think I would have put the paper on the cardboard then on the wood. But if done already I would liberally coat the back of the paper with elmers (you can thin it if you like) then carefully line it up with cardboard and try to make it as smooth as you can, you can use the edge of a credit card shape and strength to smooth the glued paper out. Good luck!

  • William
    on May 20, 2019

    3M Super 77 Spray adhesive. Or decoupage.

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