How to Prevent Brush Strokes & Bubbles with Maker's Magic

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You let us know one of your main issues with crafting, decoupage, and more was brush strokes! You wanted to be able to seal your projects without seeing pesky lines all over them. We listened and it helped us design Maker's Magic!

You might have seen our Maker's Magic on Glass test we did. We applied Maker's Magic on glass with the same brush and it dry for 24 hours. It dried way more clear than other products we tried and this is on glass!

Not every project is ideal to use with Maker's Magic and we've learned some helpful tips in creating all sorts of craft projects. You can actually use Maker's Magic to glue pieces together, seal, and more!

Why do I still see brush strokes though?

You may still be seeing brush strokes because of a few issues:
  • Not Dry Yet:  Projects should be left to fully cure for 24 hours.
  • Brush Type: We have seen and crafters have let us know they have more issues when using foam brushes.
  • Temperature: Depending on your area the weather may affect outcomes, especially if projects are worked on outside. (windy, etc)

Here are some quick tips with how to prevent brush strokes/bubbles when using Maker's Magic:

  • Are you using a foam brush? If so we have found this adds in air bubbles and makes brush strokes way more visible. Solution: don't use a foam brush.
  • Seeing air bubbles in your projects? You can get rid of air bubbles by using a blow dryer (or other heat source) to pop the bubbles.
  • Do multiple layers! Thin coats work best. Once dry you can apply another coat of Maker's Magic.
  • Use fine brushes. You don't want a bulky brush with thick bristles.  Our favorite is Taklon brushes used for watercolor.
  • Do not shake. When using Maker's Magic you don't need to shake the bottle before using. Shaking will add bubbles. It adds air into the mix. Stir it instead like you are a gently stirring morning coffee.

2 Responses

Trudy Merchant

Trudy Merchant

February 22, 2024

Can scorch markers be used on bamboo cutting boards?

Kim Denby

Kim Denby

February 22, 2024

I made photograph coasters and topped them with Maker’s Magic. It dried clear but yet you can feel the added layer of protection. Love it!

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