What are IOD Paint Inlays?
IOD Paint Inlays are ground-breaking, first-in-class, premium art products that will revolutionize
the DIY industry and empower creative exploration across all skill levels.
In short, they are AH-MAZING, if we do say so ourselves.
IOD Paint Inlays are the artisanal answer to decor transfers. They’re not a decal; they’re not a
synthetic film; they’re not decoupage.
When you apply an IOD Paint Inlay, paint is physically embedded into the surface of your
project. After drying, the carrier paper is removed, leaving an authentic painted design and a
buttery, almost leather-like surface on your piece.
How do IOD Paint Inlays work?
IOD Paint Inlays are made from a proprietary artist-quality paint which we formulated specifically
for decorative use. Organic in nature, the Paint Inlays transfer the painted design yielding a
slightly varied and uniquely beautiful aesthetic each time they’re used.
The results are visually interesting, texturally complex, and often inherently distressed. The
paint formula is ‘active’ until sealed. That means that you can manipulate it and apply special
techniques or a custom touch before you seal your piece.
Can IOD Paint Inlays be reused?
And, as if once isn’t enough, you can usually get a beautifully faded second impression, with the
residual pigment on your ‘leftover’ Paint Inlay sheets. Depending on the techniques and colors
you are using with your Paint Inlay, sometimes you can even get a third impression!
IMPORTANT NOTE: For best results with a basic application, use a chalk-type paint that does
not contain polymers. (Polymer-based paints and topcoats can also be used, but the timing and
results vary, so check out our tutorials for that and more.