There are two ways I have found that work the best to seal printer ink from a wax paper transfer or freezer paper transfer. (This is only a wood and metal sealant tutorial!)
1. Spray on sealer. This method is my favorite and causes the least amount of ink bleeding. My suggestion is to use a few light coats. Also don’t spray too close to the transfer. The lighter the mist, the less chance you will get of the ink running.
2. Clear Wax. This technique can cause the ink to bleed slightly. A lot of people who use this transfer technique are using it over Chalk Paint, so I wanted to let you know it’s an option. (You can also use a wax over latex paint too.) You can see in the picture below that it made the image slightly blurry.
I don’t have any pictures of using a liquid sealer, but it WILL make the image run more than the first two methods. My suggestion is always to test the sealant on a scrap piece of wood first with the paint and image you are using. (Especially if it is a big piece of furniture or unpainted wood!) If you mess up on a piece of painted wood or metal, you can always just paint over it and start over!
If you have any other questions or a suggestion, please leave it in the comments section. I always love to hear how your projects are turning out!!