PT - DecoArt Wood Sealer - 2 oz. (DS-16)

$2.44 $1.72 (You save $0.72)
Weight 1.00 LBS
Height 4.00
Width 4.00
Depth 4.00

DecoArt Wood Sealer (DS-16)

Product Description:
Americana Wood Sealer is a thin viscosity sealer that penetrates the wood for an excellent seal without raising the grain.

Number of Colors / Items: 1
Painting Surfaces:
  • Wood
  • Papier mache
  • Resins

Features and Advantages:
  • Thinner viscosity allows the sealer to penetrate wood for an excellent seal without raising the grain
  • Fast drying, safe, non-toxic
  • Soap and water cleanup

Additional Decorating Ideas/Applications:
  • Can be mixed with Americana Acrylics to basecoat and seal in one easy step.


  • Wipe surface clean. Apply a thin coat of sealer with soft brush or sponge applicator. Allow to dry thoroughly before lightly sanding and removing particles with a tack cloth before applying the paint or varnish.


There are many great sealers on today's market; however, not all of these sealers that were designed to seal wood work with my technique.

In order to be able to take full advantage of the method I have developed for shading and highlighting, the application of water-based wood sealer is just as important and having the right blender. Multi-Purpose and All-Purpose sealers are wonderful products, but these products seal the wood so well, that water cannot penetrate through the surface of the wood. It is like painting on metal instead of wood. This might be great from some methods of painting. However, my method of shading and highlighting requires a longer amount of open time in order to soften the shading and highlighting colors that have been applied.

One (1) smooth and even application of DecoArt Wood Sealer is truly the only acceptable sealer that I personally have found on the market that works without failing for my method of shading and highlighting. Be sure to apply only 1 thin, even coat to insure that the wood grain is not raised during the painting of the project. Applying a very heavy application or applying the sealer twice, makes the surface so smooth it is like painting on glass and again this will not work with my method of trying to shade and highlight with blenders. After the sealer has dried completely, sand lightly with fine sand paper; then, apply a stained background or a basecoated background - what ever the design requires.

Not using DecoArt Wood Sealer or a wood sealer that is not water-based can cause a multitude of problems while working on your project. If DecoArt Wood Sealer is not available in your area, you may purchase this product on my website. If the surface to be painted is not wood, I recommend DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer.

Product Reviews

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Wood Sealer
Written by Julia VanderWilt on 25th Feb 2016

I have used Deco Art Wood Sealer and prefer it to others. I ordered the wood sealer when I saw on your website because it is just not available in the stores here. What I received was multi surface sealer instead of wool sealer. It works fine because I have to use it since Hobby Lobby does not carry it (this is where I teach 2 painting classes a week). I don't even know if the 'Wood Sealer' is even available any more - none the less it is sealer and will do the job I need it to do.