Mod podge is awesome stuff to have on hand. You can use it for gluing paper and fabrics, but can you use ‘Modge Podge’ on acrylic paint? As it turns out, you certain can! Mod Podge may be used to seal acrylic paint, stain, decoupage, and more. This glue is pretty good stuff and while I’d rather use varnish on something like a painting, I still like to a bit on hand for other projects.
Today Mod Podge is going to be our subject of choice and I’ll answer some common questions about this product. We’ll talk about if you can use it to seal acrylic on glass and ceramic and if it is fully waterproof or just water-resistant.
Let’s talk about some wonder glue!
Can Mod Podge seal acrylic paint on glass?
Yes. You can seal acrylic paint on glass with Mod Podge. I personally prefer the method of baking acrylic on glass, but it’s just my own preference. You’ll also need ‘Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge’ to do this. Mod Podge goes on thick and just looks like regular white glue at first, but when it dries it hardens into a delightfully clear protective barrier for your acrylic paint.
Aside from acrylic, you can use it for decoupage and seal in fabric to the outside of a plain, boring glass, and you can transform it into something cool. For instance, if you have some of those cool old Metallica patches from the 80’s then a little Mod Podge is all it takes to make a collectible ‘concert glass’ that is sure to earn you a series of heartfelt ‘wows’ and ‘thank yous’ from your favorite fan-friend.
For acrylics use, just make sure that your acrylics are completely dry before application and before you know it, your work will be safely sealed beneath the armor of Mod Podge wonder-glue!
Can I use Mod Podge to seal acrylic paint on ceramic?
Yes. The aforementioned ‘Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge’ can indeed be used on ceramics as well as glass. It even works on metal, so it’s some good stuff to keep handy for various creative endeavors. This particular variety of Mod Podge is actually designed for indoor and outdoor use, and so it’s a little bit hardier than the standard variety of Mod Podge glue.
As with the glass, just make sure that your acrylic paint is completely dried before you gently brush on the layer of Mod Podge to your ceramic. Once you’ve gotten your coats in place, let it dry somewhere that is as dust free as possible – this is glue, so this part is very important, as airborne dust can stick in it and you’ll likely say a few choice words that aren’t suitable to print in family-friendly articles.
Once it’s properly dried, your design will be safely sealed and dishwasher-safe!
Is Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer waterproof?
Yes. While standard Mod Podge only falls under the ‘water resistant’ category, Plaid Enterprises gave a little gift to their customers by creating an acrylic-specific clear sealer that is upgraded to ‘fully waterproof’. It’s not so surprising, really, as the company has been around for about 40 years.
I actually haven’t used this variety myself, as I’d stocked up ages ago on the standard variety, but I have friends who have used it and they swear that it makes a strong, clear seal and that it doesn’t drip when you use it. Give it a try and see what you think, in the meantime I might have to just order a little bit for myself to give it a test.
Regular Mod Podge has been popular for over 40 years, after all, so I have a feeling I’m going to have a lot of fun with it!
Some final words
Today I’ve talked about whether or not you can use Mod Podge on acrylic paint and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. While standard Mod Podge only provides water resistance, the ‘Clear Acrylic’ and ‘Dishwasher Safe’ varieties are full waterproof and a great way to seal acrylic on glass, ceramic, metal, and more. As a bonus, it’s also glue, and you’ve gotta love multi-purpose supplies!
Since we’re on the subject, if you’ve got some Mod Podge and you’d like to try doing an acrylic pour on a wood panel, check out this 3rd party link that I’ve found for you. It’s got the steps that you need to make some really unique looking paneling that you are sure to love.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to check out that Mod Podge Clear Acrylic sealer so I can give it a test drive. Click the link with the name if you want to see it for yourself on Amazon!