What Is Mod Podge?

How do you make homemade Modge podge?

To make a jar of fake / homemade Mod Podge you need 1 cup of glue and 1/3 cup of water.

These proportions are perfect – don’t mess with them..

How do you use Mod Podge?

Apply a layer of Mod Podge using a paintbrush or foam brush. Place the item you are Mod Podging onto your base item and smooth it down. Carefully lift the fabric, paper, or whatever you are using, and flip it over. Press it wet-side-down onto your base item.

Is Mod Podge waterproof?

As I said before, no, Mod Podge is not waterproof. … The combination produces a product that is somewhat water resistant, but not waterproof. If a few drops of water end up on your Mod Podge project you can wipe them away with ease.

Why did my Mod Podge dry white?

You applied the Podge too thickly. This is a common problem I see when readers email me images of Mod Podge that is still white. Usually there’s clumping. Mod Podge is best applied with several thin layers, with dry time in between each layer.

How many layers of Mod Podge should I use?

How many coats of Outdoor Mod Podge should I use? I recommend four – five coats for a project that is going to be outdoors. If the project is going to go through some serious weather conditions, you should also purchase an outdoor sealer for added protection.

What is the best brush to use to apply Mod Podge?

Taklon bristle brushMod Podge Topcoats are best brushed onto a project surface using a soft, Taklon bristle brush which will help eliminate brush stroke marks . Clear Chalkboard Topcoat enables you to turn any paper decoupaged surface or any painted surface into a chalkboard surface .

Is Homemade Mod Podge as good as store bought?

Homemade Mod Podge is usually made using watered-down glue, so it lacks some of the properties that store-bought Mod Podge has. Store-bought Mod Podge can be used as both an adhesive and sealant, making it durable. The homemade version is less-adhesive, and lacks varnish or sealer.

Is Mod Podge the same as PVA glue?

Modge Podge is a type of PVA glue similar to Elmers but with a higher moisture content, its thinner. Its also works better with inkjet prints rather than Elmer’s glue that’s been thinned with water. … Its also works better with inkjet prints rather than Elmer’s glue that’s been thinned with water.

How do I make Modge podge not tacky?

Here’s what you need to do. Purchase a clear acrylic sealer such as or this one. When you are done with your project, allow it to dry for time recommended (about 24 hours after the last coat). Spray a coat of sealer, allow to dry for 15 minutes, then spray another coat.

How do you waterproof Mod Podge?

Simply glue your paper to the surface and then add either Decoupage glue or Mod Podge on top of it, as you would normally do to make Decoupage. After everything is dry simply add a Sealer to your decoupage to make it Waterproof.

What can be used instead of Mod Podge?

PVA glueIf you just can’t find Mod Podge where you live, look for PVA glue. It’s about the closest you can get. Frequently craft and art stores have PVA glue, but you may have to call around.