Epoxy can be poured over stickers, but the process will take some time and patience. We recommend that you remove all stickers before applying epoxy.
However, if they are stuck on there pretty well, try soaking them with warm water first. Once they are completely soaked through and soft, use an old butter knife to scrape as much of the sticker off as possible
Table of Contents
Can you use epoxy over stickers?
You can use epoxy over stickers! You can even use it on items with 2D stickers, like tumblers and mugs. In fact, there’s nothing that would keep you from using epoxy over any kind of sticker.
That being said, if you have the chance, it is best to remove the sticker first before applying your epoxy finish. This could save a lot of time and effort and help you avoid ruining your project.
Can you pour resin over a sticker?
You can pour epoxy over stickers, and it’s a lot easier than you might think. The following are some tips on how to do it:
- Make sure the sticker is clean and smooth before applying the epoxy.
- Use a small brush to apply the epoxy in narrow strips around the edge of each sticker, then use a toothpick or small paintbrush to fill any gaps between them.
- Let dry for at least 24 hours, or until hard enough that you can’t bend it without breaking off pieces of your sticker!
Can you pour epoxy over vinyl stickers?
You can even do it with mugs (and tumblers with mugs).
Just remember that the surface you’re working with matters a lot—if your mug has a rough surface where the epoxy will be applied, it’ll make the process more difficult and increase your chances of failure.
How do you seal sticker paper before epoxy?
You can seal the sticker paper to prevent it from sticking to anything else that may come in contact with it. This way, when you pour your epoxy over the stickers, they won’t be ruined by their own adhesive.
You have a few options for sealing the stickers:
- Mod Podge is an all-purpose decoupage sealant that will work well for this purpose. The downside is that it takes a few hours to dry completely, so if you want to get your project finished in one day (or even two), this might not be your best option. If you have time on your hands and aren’t in a rush though, we recommend using Mod Podge just because it’s so versatile and easy to use!
- You can also use Elmer’s Glue or any other water-based glue like white glue or wood glue if you’d rather not wait around all day while the epoxy dries up (though these would be less effective alternatives).
How do you seal stickers?
There are several ways to remove a sticker from an epoxy surface.
- Use a heat gun to soften the sticker.
- Use a blow dryer to soften the sticker.
- Peel off the sticker with a razor blade, or cut it in half with a razor blade (use caution not to damage your countertop).
Can you epoxy resin over paper?
You can use epoxy resin over stickers, paper, vinyl stickers, and sticker papers. The only thing you have to be careful is not to cover the entire surface with epoxy resin or it will get stuck there and you won’t be able to remove it anymore.
You can follow these steps:
- Apply a coat of paint or primer first so the epoxy resin has something to adhere to.
- Rub down your surface with sandpaper before applying the next layer of adhesive so that there are no bumps in between layers of gluey goodness!
How do you seal stickers on tumblers?
- Heat gun: Heat guns are useful for removing stickers, as well as adding new ones. If you have a heat gun already, then this is a good way to go. You can also just use an iron or hair dryer if you’d like to keep things low-tech.
- Epoxy: You can use any type of epoxy that has high viscosity (thick) and low shrinkage (shrinks less). These include 5-minute epoxies and two-part epoxies that cure quickly (around 10 minutes).
- Stickers: Pick out your favorite sticker from our collection! We’ve got everything from stickers with funny sayings to stickers with inspirational quotes to even the most famous icons in pop culture history—like Sloth from “The Goonies”!
How do you epoxy a tumbler with stickers?
- First, you’re going to want to use a sealer. You can use a sealer to protect your surface, the stickers and the tumbler itself.
- Second, make sure that everything is clean. The dirt will come through in your paint job and could make it look like there’s dust on top of the sticker.
- Third, make sure there are no bubbles under any parts of your design or it will look bad when dry.
I hope this article has been helpful for you, and I encourage you to experiment with different products and methods.
Also, remember that if all else fails or you’re just not feeling confident in your skills yet, it’s always better to get a professional involved.