Diy step to step guide - paint and seal a wooden coaster

Diy step to step guide - paint and seal a wooden coaster

Do you enjoy hand painted decor and gifts ?

And always want to create one for yourself or dream of gifting it to someone you love , I got you covered !

Let's do it together !!

Enjoy painting and sealing wooden coasters for your next diy projects !!

Gather Materials and Supplies

Let's get started & gather the supplies you'll need to paint your wooden coaster.

Start with a heavy-duty wood coaster - either round or square

- assorted colors of acrylic paints

- brushes, a pencil and eraser

- Water & some paper towel ( for the creative mess , you are going to begin )

- medium for your paint, if its a thick consistency.

- sealer or mod podge 

You may also want to choose a few design ideas before getting started so that you can create the exact look you're going for.

The image below is Warli art an Indian folk art.

Warli Art wooden coasters


Set of six wooden coaster set

Steps - 

Prepare the Wood Surface

Thoroughly clean the wooden coaster with a damp cloth.

Once it has dried, use a fine-grit sandpaper and gently sand until the rough edges are smoothed out.

Sand the coaster lightly to smooth out any rough edges or imperfections

 So that you get a smooth surface to work with.

Wipe away any dust created from the sanding with a clean cloth.

Once the wood surface is prepared, apply an even layer of gesso  and allow it to dry completely, before you start painting.

(For best results, use vibrant acrylic paints in either matte or glossy finishes.)

A set of fine-tipped brushes will help you create intricate designs and details - or you could simply choose one color and fill in the entire area for a more unified look.  

When painting a wooden coaster, be sure to use acrylic paint since it’s easy to work with and dries quickly.

Acrylic paint also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, so you can customize your coaster exactly how you’d like.

For best results, to start with one light coat of primer before applying the acrylic paint.

After the primer has dried, you can begin painting the wood piece however you choose.

Floral, boho, hearts, leaves , geometrical patters or just simple colorful dots will do the magic !!

Once finished, apply a coat of varnish or sealer to protect your coaster from wear and tear.

Mix Your Paints for a Unique Color Palette

When it comes to painting your coaster, the possibilities are truly endless!

Consider mixing your paints for a unique color palette that works with your other décor.

Start by picking your favorite colors, you have an endless list to pick from.

It can be bright, assorted or neutrals, shades of pink , brown or just white.

You can also  experiment with combining them together in various ratios to create different tints, shades, and hues of those colors.

Hint: My favorite is to create an ombre shade , take two shades say light pink and blue or yellow & orange or blue and white , paint with both shades one at a time while blending both of them together, without washing the brush in between.

With some creativity and some practice, you can create beautiful and unique designs that embellish any space!

One great way to begin painting is by using light and dark shades of the same color on different coaster piece.

This creates interesting visual dimensionality that can help to make the object come to life.

If you wish to use multiple colors, neutrals like tans, beiges, and browns act as nice transitions between brighter hues.

Lastly, when you’re finished painting, apply one or two coats of clear gloss for an extra layer of protection–this will make sure your work is looking great for years to come!

How to seal painted wood coasters

Once finished, apply a coat of varnish or sealer to protect your coaster from wear and tear.

To ensure the longevity of your artistic hand painted coaster , add a layer of sealant to the painted surface.

A sealant will protect against moisture and wear and tear, so your coaster won’t stain or scratch easily.

However, it’s important to note that some sealants can slightly change the tone of the color, so make sure to test your paint with a sample before using it on your coaster.

Additionally, be sure to follow all safety protocols when applying any type of sealant.

Once you’ve sealed your coaster, it should be good to go! 

To keep operating at peak performance, make sure to clean your coaster regularly with a damp cloth 

With these tips, you should have no problem keeping your wooden coaster beautiful and in tip-top shape for years to come!

Coasters who doesn't need them? Even great when are hand painted and colorful, adding colors to your tea time with friends and family.

If you love chai or coffee or you have friends who love tea time, gift them your hand painted ones, or simply make one for yourself and enjoy the personal touch.

Make your gifting special and unique by showcasing your art and creating a thoughtful gift.