If you’re looking for a unique way to make your own coasters, consider using wood. Wood is a great material for making coasters because it’s durable, easy to work with and doesn’t absorb liquids like many other types of materials. It’s also possible to seal the wood so that it will be more resistant to liquids and stains.
The easiest way to seal your coasters is by using an oil-based sealer. This type of sealer is available at most hardware stores and home improvement centers. You may also find that some house paints are oil-based. If this is the case, these may work as well.
It’s important that you follow the instructions on whatever sealer you use carefully, as some need to be applied with a brush while others can be sprayed on with an aerosol can. The instructions will tell you how much sealer is needed per coat and how long it should take before it can be handled again after each coat dries completely (generally 24 hours). After several coats have been applied, you’ll want to apply wax or polyurethane finish overtop of the sealant to prevent scratches or water stains from ruining your beautiful wood coaster project!
Last modified: October 13, 2022