How to Glue Velvet to Wood?

Gluing velvet to wood can be a great way to add texture and color to any wooden surface or item, such as furniture, frames, sculptures, and more.

In this guide, we will discuss how to glue velvet to wood in an easy and effective manner so you can get the best results possible.

We will cover what materials are needed, how to prepare the wood surface for gluing, how to apply the glue, tips for working with velvet and glue, finishing touches on the glued velvet and wood, how long it takes for the glue to set, troubleshooting common issues when gluing velvet to wood and some FAQs.

What Materials Are Needed To Glue Velvet To Wood?

To effectively glue velvet to wood you will need a few basic materials. These include a strong adhesive such as superglue or epoxy resin; scissors; a damp cloth; sandpaper; and of course your chosen piece of velvet fabric.

Preparing The Wood Surface For Gluing

Before applying any type of adhesive it is important that you prepare the wood surface correctly.

Start by cleaning the area with a damp cloth in order to remove any dirt or dust from the surface. Next use sandpaper to lightly sand down any rough areas on the wood in order to create a smooth surface for your adhesive.

How To Apply The Glue

Once your wood surface is ready it’s time to apply your chosen adhesive. If you are using superglue then make sure that you use enough glue so that it covers all areas of contact between the fabric and the wood.

For epoxy resin you will need to mix equal parts of each component before applying it directly onto both surfaces evenly using a brush or spatula.

Tips For Working With Velvet And Glue

When working with both velvet and glue there are some key tips that should be followed in order ensure success.

Firstly make sure that you measure out your fabric accurately before cutting it so that it fits perfectly onto your wooden surface without any excess material hanging off the edges.

Secondly make sure that when applying either superglue or epoxy resin you do not overapply as this can cause damage or discoloration of both materials over time due to excess moisture being trapped between them.

Finally, always allow plenty of time for your adhesive to dry completely before adding any further decorations or moving onto another step in your project.

Finishing Touches On The Glued Velvet And Wood

Once your adhesive has dried completely then it’s time for some final touches on your project! If desired you can add decorative trim such as tassels or fringe around the edges of your glued velvet and wood piece in order give it an extra special look.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something simpler then consider painting over any exposed edges with either acrylic paint or spray paint depending on what type of finish you are trying achieve!

How Long Does It Take For The Glue To Set?

The amount of time required for an adhesive such as superglue or epoxy resin depends on several factors including humidity levels, temperature, air flow etc.

Generally speaking, most adhesives take around 24 hours before they have fully set into place so make sure that you allow plenty of time before attempting any further steps in your project!

Troubleshooting Common Issues When Gluing Velvet To Wood

Sometimes when gluing velvet onto wood there can be certain issues which arise due either inadequate preparation of the surfaces prior gluing or incorrect application techniques during gluing process itself.

Common issues include:

  • Bubbling/wrinkling on surfaces after application due incorrect amount/type of adhesive used
  • Discoloration due too much moisture being trapped between fabrics
  • Uneven/uneven application due poor technique etc.

If ever these types issues arise then simply sand down affected areas lightly before reapplying correct amount of adhesive evenly across surfaces once again following instructions given above.


Can I use other types adhesives instead superglue/epoxy resin?

Yes, other types adhesives such contact cement also work but generally speaking most people prefer stick either superglue epoxy resin due their strength durability plus ease application!

What should I do if my glued piece starts crack after few weeks?

This usually occurs when incorrect amount/type adhesive used during initial application process therefore simply sand down affected area(s) lightly reapply correct amount/type evenly across surfaces once again following instructions given above plus allow plenty time for adhesives dry completely afterwards.


Gluing velvet onto wood is an easy yet effective way add texture and color into any wooden item such as furniture frames sculptures etc.

By following simple instructions given above one should easily be able achieve successful results every single time.

Just remember always measure out fabric accurately prior cutting it plus allow plenty time for adhesives dry completely before adding further decorations moving onto another step project.