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8 oz. Photo Transfer Clear Medium Matte

  • Make high quality, photo gifts or DIY canvas prints in any size
  • Copy personalized artwork on wood, fabric, metal, glass and more
  • Custom image transfer medium provides a unique, vintage replica
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Rust-Oleum 8 oz. Photo Transfer Medium Matte transforms your favorite photo into a personalized home decor accent piece or photo gift. Create a craft, memorable custom gift, collectable or photo memory on a wide variety of surfaces. Works on a variety of surfaces with photos of any size. Photo transfer also works great with writing or copy for a truly unique outcome.
  • Use to transfer laser printed photos or writing onto wood, canvas, fabric, metal, glass and more
  • Covers up to 21 sq. ft. per 8 oz. bottle
  • Provides a vintage, rustic wood/farmhouse look in a soft matte finish
  • Great for gifting, transfers and protects photos or writing into long lasting memories
  • Apply a generous amount of solution to printed side of paper, place printed side on surface, smooth out and wait 12 hours
  • Key tip: press firmly with ruler or putty knife when smoothing photo onto surface
  • Once dry, remove paper backing with wet rag and rubbing paper in a circular motion, re-wet and repeat until white residue is mostly removed when dry
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes following final removal step then top coat with photo transfer solution
  • When using on wood, light woods show bolder colors and darker woods will have more of a muted vintage effect
  • When using writing or copy, reverse or flip your image when printing - otherwise text will print backwards
  • Use standard or multipurpose copy paper for printing
  • Product is not recommended for use on plastic or ceramic



  • California residents

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SheenFlat/MatteGlossSatin
Substrate/Surface Use TypeCeramic,Fabric,Glass,Metal,WoodCeramic,Fabric,Glass,Metal,WoodBrick,Ceramic,Composite,Concrete,Countertop,Fabric,Fiberglass,Galvanized Metal,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Plastic,Porcelain,Rubber,Stone,Styrofoam,Vinyl,Wood
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
8 Ounce

Details

Application Method
Squeegee
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Color Family
Clear
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Kit
No
Number per Package
1
Paint Product Form
Liquid
Paint/Stain Features
Dries Clear
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Specialty Finish/Small Project
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Ceramic,Fabric,Glass,Metal,Wood

Questions & Answers

3Questions7Answers

In the instructions on the box this shows what looks like a coaster being made. Is this fluid hea...

Asked by Malvris December 19, 2019
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I don't know about heat resistant but definintely not water resistant - its basically water soluble glue.

How is this used to transfer a photo to a board?

Asked by Raine December 3, 2019
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Simply follow the directions on the box. Print the photo using a LASER printer. Apply the solution to the photo (top side up) generously. Apply to wood (picture down) and smooth with credit card or ruler, let it dry for about 12 hours to ensure it is dry. Dap with water to wet the back side and transfer the photo (don't use too much water). Let it dry. Then wet slightly and rub the backing off the photo.

The product description says to use a laser printer. Can an ink-jet printer be used?

Asked by Curious November 11, 2019
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I used it with an ink-jet printer and it transfered. If you read my review, the product transfered the ink but then rubbing the paper off with water took off some of the glue & ink.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 38 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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I just love Rust-Oleum Photo Transfe. I have made several purchases of this product. I use it to...
I just love Rust-Oleum Photo Transfe. I have made several purchases of this product. I use it to transfer images onto all types of material. I have used it to make several bags, canvas and wood photos for family and friends. Here is a photo showing a bag, canvas and wood project I've done.
by Tee
I was excited to discover this photo transfer product. I hoped it would be an inexpensive way to ...
I was excited to discover this photo transfer product. I hoped it would be an inexpensive way to transfer some favorite photos I took onto canvas frames for decorating my walls. The box indicates this photo transfer solution "works on wood, metal, glass and more!" Canvas, fabric & more!" are also indicated on the box. Before spending money on canvas frames, I decided to try this product out first. I went to my local arts & crafts store and found a canvas artists' pad containing sheets of canvas paper, as well as a package of five 9 by 12 inch art wood panels on a clearance sale. I spent less than $10 on both. In order for this photo transfer product to work correctly, your photo(s) or image(s) have to be printed on standard printer paper using a laser printer. I have an inkjet printer, so I had to go to a print store and I had the photos I wanted to transfer onto the canvas paper and wood panels, color-printed using a laser printer. This cost me an additional 70 cents per image (5). Then I got to work using this product. First, you brush a generous amount of this transfer product over the printed side of your photo/image. Then you immediately apply the printed side onto a medium; in my case I used both the canvas sheets and the wood panels. I used a dry cloth to gently smooth out any air bubbles, but you can also do this using a roller, ruler or credit card. When this is done, you have to wait at least 12 hours for the product to dry. After waiting the required drying time, you can then remove the paper. You don't peel off the paper. You have to use a damp cloth and gently rub in a circular motion to rub off the paper. This is a rather messy (small bits of rubbed off paper everywhere) and time-consuming process. My photos were standard 8 by 11 inch size and it would have taken me over an hour to rub the paper completely off each transferred image. You have to do it very gently, because rubbing too hard you'll actually rub off some of the transferred ink, effectively ruining your project. In my case, I also found that despite making sure there were no air bubbles, there were small, lighter spots on the transferred image where the ink didn't transfer completely. When I saw this, I didn't bother to complete my projects and just tossed them in the garbage. I would not recommend this product as an inexpensive way to transfer favorite photos onto canvas or wood. I didn't try this product on glass, metal or fabric. Even though it's more expensive, if you want to have canvas prints of your favorite photos, it's probably better than have them printed directly onto canvas at your local professional print shop.
by DutchWoman
Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 1, 2019
Thank you for your feedback! To ensure the best image with Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer, it is essential that a generous amount of the solution is applied to the image and the it is laying flat on the surface. If the surface has particles or isn't completely smooth, it may be more difficult for the image to transfer. The process of wetting the surface and rubbing may also need to be repeated.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
Like most families - we don't happen to have a laser or color laser printer in our home. At the t...
Like most families - we don't happen to have a laser or color laser printer in our home. At the time I obtained the photo transfer medium I was unaware that the laser printed picture was recommended. The ink from an inkjet printer will mix with the transfer medium and as you smooth out the photo the ink runs and smears onto the surface of your intended object. I was very unhappy with the results obtained with the inkjet print, but that is not a fault of the product it was my oversight. This review is not meant as a fair assessment of the products capability but meant to point out the fact that inkjet prints will probably not work.
by EdC
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 19, 2019
Thank you for reaching out, Ed! You are correct, Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer Medium is intended for use with laser ink printed images only. Other ink types can smear and distort the image.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
2 people found this helpful
This product is fairly difficult to work with. In a nutshell, the process involves printing an im...
This product is fairly difficult to work with. In a nutshell, the process involves printing an image on a laser printer, applying the transfer solution to the image on the paper, applying the paper solution-side down on glass or fabric, squeegeeing the excess out, then allowing to dry for 12 hours. It is a bit messy. After allowing to dry, the backing paper is removed with a cloth soaked with water. This part is tricky. Working the paper too hard can result in lifting the image off the fabric. Working the paper too gently leaves too much paper behind. I damaged my print by removing some of the image. I had to repeat the process to remove all the paper. The final result was a fairly good image, but I used a tightly woven quilting grade fabric. The process entirely failed on a glass jar. Removing the paper also removed the image. Clean-up was fairly easy. Overall, I cannot recommend this product.
by CM
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 19, 2019
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience with Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer Medium.The amount of product used will affect the ease of removal of the paper once it has dried. We also recommend re-wetting the surface to aid in removal of the paper.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
My wife requested this item a couple months ago through the Home Depot Seeds program so that we c...
My wife requested this item a couple months ago through the Home Depot Seeds program so that we could experiment with transferring designs we print off our laser printer at home on to baby clothes and gifts she makes for friends and family. In the beginning, I was genuinely interested in this product because I could see some actual applications for it. When it finally arrived and I opened it up however, I was disappointed to find only vague instructions for use of the product, no brush supplied for distributing the liquid on to the laser printed paper, nor any gloves to keep the chemicals off my hands. So while this product does work as advertised, it gets only 2 stars for missing supplies and clear instructions.
by SteveW
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 13, 2019
Thank you for your feedback about the packaging of Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer Medium, Steve! We will be sure to pass it along to the proper teams for further review.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
This is a fun product, but it takes a bit of practice to get it right. I printed a picture of a p...
This is a fun product, but it takes a bit of practice to get it right. I printed a picture of a passion flower from my backyard onto a piece of wood. On my first attempt, I used too much liquid and failed to squeegee it clean enough, leaving some spots on the final picture. On the next attempt, I used too little liquid and didn't get a good transfer. Finally, I used more liquid, but squeegeed it completely. The key to the squeegee is to start at the center and work outwards, applying firm yet gentle pressure. After this third attempt, the art project turned out great. Pictures below show the several stages, including startup, rubbing off the paper and the finished project. You can create all types of effects on several different surfaces. One thing to remember, you have to invert your photo or text prior to printing or else it will be reversed upon completion. Now that I am aware of how to do it, I will be trying several projects with other media.
by PETER
2 people found this helpful
I have had experience using iron on photo transfer paper and I was excited to try this. The first...
I have had experience using iron on photo transfer paper and I was excited to try this. The first attempt to apply to glass was a disaster and the transfer material came off with the paper. I started again from scratch and when I got to the part were you remove the paper I went as slow as I could with very small and gentle circular motions, but once again the transfer material came off with the paper. Very frustrating. I do not recommend this for application on glass.
by Texas
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 29, 2019
Oh no, this is not what we expect to hear! Please give us a call at 800-837-8677, so we can hear more about your experience with Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer Medium and try to make things right with you.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
1 person found this helpful
If you have ever done decoupage, you should be familiar with PVA glue - permanent white glue, cra...
If you have ever done decoupage, you should be familiar with PVA glue - permanent white glue, craft glue, book binding glue, etc. It is thinned with water to make it thin enough to be able to be applied thinly or it won't dry clear. This transfer medium is within the similar product line of PVA Glue. You are basically using it to transfer any image to another surface. You can also use the product as the final sealer. This product comes in matte (like eggshell) or glossy. Patience is required. You must wait the 12 hours+ for the medium to dry and then gently rub off the backing of the paper. I have transferred a photo to canvas for an artsy look in these pictures.
by painters1953
If you have ever done decoupage, you should be familiar with PVA glue - permanent white glue, cra...
If you have ever done decoupage, you should be familiar with PVA glue - permanent white glue, craft glue, book binding glue, etc. It is thinned with water to make it thin enough to be able to be applied thinly or it won't dry clear. This transfer medium is within the similar product line of PVA Glue. You are basically using it to transfer any image to another surface. You can also use the product as the final sealer. This product comes in matte (like eggshell) or glossy. Patience is required. You must wait the 12 hours+ for the medium to dry and then gently rub off the backing of the paper. I have transferred a photo to canvas for an artsy look in these pictures.
by painters1953
The Rustoleum Matte photo transfer medium is identical to the gloss except for the luster of the ...
The Rustoleum Matte photo transfer medium is identical to the gloss except for the luster of the finished product (duh), but my observation is the final finish luster is mostly affected by the post-transfer topcoat. I've only done 3 prints with the gloss and 1 with the matte, but for whatever reason the matte print came out the best - just an observation, your results may vary (heck, my results may vary as I use it more), Honestly, if you are going to seal you work with something other than the transfer medium, it likely doesn't matter which you use (in the attached photo I sealed it with clear satin spray paint). Overall, I'm impressed with how easy it is to use this stuff.
by Mr2Guy
2 people found this helpful
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