Viva Decor GmbH, Germany

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Viva Decor GmbH, Bad Salzuflen

Basic techniques

You can use our products of the MyDecoWorld range in many different ways and techniques.



Surface preparation

All surfaces that are to be painted should be clean, dust free and greaseless. Remains of glue and stickers should be removed. Glass that is to be designed should be free from rinse agents. Rough wood should be sanded.
For an optimal bond surfaces should be primed with our primer recommendations.



Swabbing and Polishing

Inka-Gold is swabbed on absorbing surfaces with a sponge.
Remove some Inka-Gold from the jar with a pallet knife and put it on a plate. Then take up the Inka-Gold with a sponge and swab it on the surface in a circular motion. (1)
Then with an unused side of the sponge, polish in a circular motion till it gleams. (2)




Paints and pastes that have a thicker consistency can be applied very well with a palette knife. The surfaces of creative paints are especially smooth even when applied with a palette knife. Remove some Modeling paste from the jar and distribute it over the surface to be designed. Then smooth the surface evenly with the palette knife.



Pearls from a Pen

Products that we offer in a pen can be set on surfaces as a pearl or a drop. Hold the pen 2-3 mm from the surface and squeeze the pen lightly. When the pearl is large enough, reduce the pressure. Work on a tissue or piece of scrap paper first, to remove air bubbles in the pen.




Different techniques result in different surface structures with creative paints. If the lines that a brush makes are not wanted, it is possible to dab over the paint lightly to smooth the structure. Dabbing with the flat side of a palette knife makes an uneven surface. Lines and designs in Modeling-Cream are made with modeling brushes with different tips.




The most even and nicest paint coatings are achieved in painting surfaces twice.
Apply paint with a flat brush thinly (1). Let paint dry thoroughly.
The second painting (2) can be somewhat thicker, but not so much that it runs.




To patinate edges and to enhance details, most paints can be patinated.

Take up a small amount of paint from the jar with a sponge, dab off extra paint onto a paper towel (1) and swab lightly over the areas that wish to be patinated (2).




Affix the stencil flatly on the surface to be designed. So that the stencil stays in place it can be dabbed on the backside with Magnetic-Glue. Let the glue dry and then set the stencil. With a palette knife coat the free areas of the stencil with the paint. It is best to use paints with a pasty consistency. Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.



Lines from the Pen

The pens are ideal for designing with lines, writing or contours.

Lines are made by pressing the pen longer and evenly while moving the pen over the design.
Tip: With a drawing pen tip very fine lines can be made.



Time to dry

The drying times vary of the different creative paints and how thick they are carried on. Quick drying paints are dry in about 15 – 30 min., modeling pastes need about 12 hrs. and Crackling-Color needs approximately 48 hrs to be totally dried through. Please do not place objects on a radiator or use a hair dryer to dry the paint.