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Following these instructions will give you the best results. Some customers have finished their inserts by covering them with contact paper or wallpaper which has great results too. Please note that we are not responsible for any alterations made by the customer. 


1. Wipe your insert pieces with a clean rag to remove any dust or particles.

2. Make sure to be in a well ventilated area. Apply a light coat of Sanding Sealer with a rag or foam brush. Allow to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

minwax sanding sealer

3. We recommend using a Paint+Primer spray paint. Spray a light coat onto the pieces. Allow to dry completely. If needed, apply another light coat and let dry completely.

paint+primer spray paint

4. Assemble your insert. If you have trouble with the pieces sticking you can use 120+ grit sandpaper on the edges and where the pieces interlock. Always assemble from the center out.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

We at The Steady Hand Shop truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again.


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How to Paint Your Insert

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Painting my inserts was my weekend project. I followed these directions and they came out great! Thank you!

Jessica Williams

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