Preparing Wood for Sublimation

Looking to sublimate wood? Familiarize yourself with these factors.

Sublimation only bonds to polymers, thus it will not bond directly to wood. There are plenty of wood products in the marketplace that have a professionally applied polymer coating, so the best solution is to visit sublimation dealer websites and take a look at what is available.

There are some do-it-yourself products for coating wood, but it’s tough to get top quality as there are lots of factors involved, such as:

  • The coating must bond to the wood.
  • The coating has to have consistent depth and coverage.
  • The coating may require additional chemicals.
  • The coating may require precise curing in a kiln.

Few sublimators do their own coatings because of the difficulty of doing so.

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