Instructions for Painting and Sealing Your Own Reusable Wood Air Freshener

*Skip to step 6 if you did not get the personalization kit

Materials Needed:

  • Wooden air freshener (included)
  • Acrylic paint (eight colors included)
  • Paintbrushes (various sizes, one brush included)
  • Fragrance oil (included)
  • Clear sealer (included)
  • Paper towels or a clean cloth (not included)
  • Painter's tape (optional, not included)

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

  • Find a clean and well-ventilated area to work in. Lay down some newspaper or a protective covering to prevent any spills or stains on your working surface.

Step 2: Prepare the Wooden Air Freshener

  • Before painting, ensure that the wooden air freshener is clean and free of any dust or debris. You can gently wipe it with a dry cloth if needed.

Step 3: Paint the Front of the Air Freshener

  • Using your acrylic paint and paintbrushes, begin painting the front side of the wooden air freshener. Get creative with your design and colors! Allow the paint to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

Step 4: Seal the Paint

  • Once the paint on the front side has dried completely, apply a coat of clear sealer using a clean brush. This will protect the paint and provide a glossy finish. Allow the sealer to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 5: Protect the Back of the Air Freshener

  • It's important to protect the back of the air freshener from any paint or moisture that could ruin it. Apply a layer of painter's tape along the edges of the back side to create a barrier between the paint and the wood. Make sure the tape is securely attached to prevent any paint from seeping through.

Step 6: Add Fragrance to the Air Freshener

  • Once the sealer has dried completely, apply a few drops of your chosen essential oil or fragrance oil onto the back side of the wooden air freshener. Use a paper towel or clean cloth to spread the oil evenly across the surface. Be careful not to get any oil on the painted front side.

Step 7: Allow the Oil to Absorb

  • After applying the oil, allow the wooden air freshener to sit for a few hours to allow the oil to absorb into the wood. This will help create a long-lasting scent that can be refreshed whenever needed.

Step 8: Remove the Painter's Tape

  • Once the oil has absorbed into the wood, carefully remove the painter's tape from the back side of the air freshener. Be gentle to avoid damaging the paint and sealer on the front side.

Step 9: Enjoy Your Custom Air Freshener

  • Your paint-your-own reusable wood air freshener is now complete and ready to use! Hang it in your car, closet, or any other space that could use a refreshing scent. Remember to refresh the fragrance by adding more oil as needed.

Note: The drying stages for both the paint and the sealer are crucial for achieving the desired results. Ensure that each layer is completely dry before moving on to the next step to prevent any smudging or uneven application.