As I paint and sand and paint again my husband tells me I am doing more than I need?? Huh? Well you paint the wood just the way you want but in order to get Cricut Vinyl to stick well ,it needs to be glass like smooth, so you sand and then your color could be compromised, so, over and over you go. Nope! My husband takes a paper bag and rubs over my painted wood like it was sand paper and WOW!! It’s done! No sanding!! How did I not know this??????