1: Sand your piece perfectly down to (we recommend) 600 grit ensuring you remove all tool and sanding marks.
Check between each grit to prevent having to go back up the grits if you find a mark when you think you’ve finished.
When you’re done, remove the dust with a paper towel so you have a clean surface.
2: We suggest burnishing the surface of the work with a paper towel until a dull shine begins to appear.
The burnishing process introduces heat to the wood which lightly seals the grain (we find) more evenly than applying sealer first.
The sealed grain will help (but not completely) stop colours bleeding beneath the vinyl stencil