IOD Paint Inlay Not Adhering?

So, you are using an Iron Orchid Design Inlay and it when you removed it- some of it was left behind or did not adhere. Or only a partial of the inlay transferred. Why is that?

First know, that the more you use IOD Inlays the better you will become. And if you follow our instructions – you will be much more successful!

Getting back to only a partial of the IOD Paint Inlay transferred though. There are a number of variables and without being there with you – determining what the issue was in your situation, is only a guess we can. 

  1. Perhaps, the paint was setting up faster in some areas of the surface where you were applying the inlay too?  Remember, the paint needs to be wet! Not dried anywhere.
  2. Maybe you did not evenly press the inlay into the wet paint on that side?  Some people use a brayer or a damp cloth to even apply pressure into the wet paint.
  3. Or, if you did not moisten the inlay enough on the final step prior to removing it – it can cause the inlay to pull back off. 

Remember- if your inlay looks uneven due to it not all adhering- you can lightly sand the area where the inlay is more prominent to lightly distress some of it to make it more “balanced”.  Lastly- would you mind if I share your photo without adding your name to help others if I write a blog post?

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