Yes, you can use Decoupage medium on plastic. Mod Podge is one such decoupage glue that you can use on plastic surfaces. You can use Mod Podge on a plastic table, plastic cups, and other plastic objects. You can also use Mod Podge to seal Sharpie markings on a plastic surface. You can also use Mod Podge to seal vinyl/acrylic paint on a plastic surface.
Mod Podge is a must-have in any crafter’s toolbox. It is quite versatile and can be used to seal off objects on a plastic surface.
Decoupaging plastic surfaces can prove quite useful. It helped me create beautiful designs on plastic items.
Can I use Mod podge on plastic?
Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal the surface of any porous plastic surface. You can also use it to glue certain porous objects/embellishments to plastic surfaces.
If you want to stick non-porous objects to a plastic surface, you need to first glue the object to the plastic surface then apply a layer of Mod Podge.
A multi-purpose glue like E6000 should be fine to stick glass beads/plastic buttons onto the plastic surface. Apply Mod Podge once the glue has cured.
Mod Podge can be used on a variety of plastic objects like plastic tables, plastic cups and many more.
Does Mod Podge dry clear on plastic?
Yes, Mod Podge dries clear if applied on plastic surfaces. Give it 24-48 hours of time and it should dry clear.
Apply several thin layers of Mod Podge if you want it to dry flawlessly. Let the first layer dry out before applying the second layer of decoupage medium.
Mod Podge sticks an object to the plastic surface as long as the object has a porous texture. Also, it might be milky in appearance but it dries clear if applied properly.
It takes a couple of weeks for the Decoupage layer to cure off properly. It might feel dry in a day or two but needs weeks to cure well.
Can you decoupage plastic table?
Yes, you can decoupage plastic table. Even an amateur craftsman can do it provided he follows the guidelines.
Prepare the plastic table
- Clean the plastic table using a rag and a window spray cleaner.
- Scuff the plastic table surface using sandpaper to create a porous surface. Such a porous surface will hold the decoupage medium strongly.
- Suck in the dust using a vacuum cleaner. Dust off the table using a tack cloth.
- If the plastic table is dark-colored, apply a layer of white primer on it. Let it dry off properly. If your table is white/light-colored, you can skip this process.
How to decoupage
- Cut paper to fit the surface of the plastic table. If you want to make a collage, cut several pieces of paper.
- You can trace a line on the paper/image to fit the plastic table’s dimensions precisely. You may want to tear off the edges to give the table a rustic look.
- If you move the images, move them all together to keep the design intact. Lay them all out on the plastic table, keeping the design intact.
- Shake the bottle of decoupage medium well and spray evenly on the paper/image. Carefully arrange them to form the desired image.
- Remove any unwanted air spaces by rolling a brayer on the image from the center to outward.
- Allow the spray adhesive to dry off. You can now apply a layer of decoupage medium on the plastic table.
- You may want to apply three to five coats of decoupage medium using a sponge brush. Give each layer some time to dry off before applying the next one. Give the plastic table a few days to dry off properly.
Can I use Mod Podge on a plastic cup?
Yes, you can use Mod Podge on a plastic cup. Mod Podge holds onto the surface if the plastic cup’s surface is porous.
You can follow the same procedure I’ve outlined above to apply Mod Podge to your plastic cup.
Cut a paper to fit precisely onto the plastic cup. Lay it on the plastic cup and see if it fits well. If you want to make a collage, make multiple pieces of the image/paper.
Take a sponge brush and apply Mod Podge over the paper/pieces of paper evenly. You’ll seal the image/paper in place by applying Mod Podge on it.
How do you seal Mod podge on plastic?
You may want to seal any embellishment on a plastic surface using multi-purpose glue if the surface isn’t porous enough.
A multi-purpose glue like E6000 can be used to stick non-porous embellishments onto the plastic surface. These can be glass beads/plastic buttons.
Apply Mod Podge over the entire plastic surface once the glue has dried well. Let it dry off for a couple of days.
The Mod Podge layer stays intact you don’t need to worry about that. I’ve tried it myself and I’ve been using the objects for years now.
Will Mod Podge seal Sharpie on plastic?
Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal Sharpie on a plastic surface. Mod Podge spray can be used to do this.
Sand the plastic surface using sandpaper. By doing this, you’ll be making the surface porous and the Mod Podge sticks better.
Use Sharpie on the plastic surface. Take the Mod Podge spray bottle and spray evenly on the surface of the plastic item.
Earlier it wasn’t possible to seal Sharpie markers on a surface using Mod Podge. Now it becomes possible thanks to Mod Podge spray.
Can I use Mod Podge to seal vinyl on plastic?
Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal vinyl on a plastic surface. I’ve done it many times and it’s worth the effort as it protects the beautiful art.
You may want to use the Mod Podge spray to seal vinyl on a plastic surface. I’ve created many craft projects using this technique.
Vinyl decals can be sealed perfectly using Mod Podge spray. I use Dishwash-safe Mod Podge to seal vinyl on cookware.
There are other ways to seal off vinyl on a plastic surface but I prefer to use Mod Podge, thanks to my craftsy mind 🙂
Can you use dishwasher-safe Mod Podge on plastic?
Yes, you can use dishwasher-safe Mod Podge on a plastic surface. You better use it on cookware items as it’s premium Mod Podge.
Mod Podge glues objects to a porous surface. So, you need to make sure the surface is porous enough before applying Mod Podge.
You can make the surface porous if you can. You can also use the generic E6000 glue to stick objects onto the plastic surface.
After this, you can apply a layer of dishwasher-safe Mod Podge on the plastic surface.
Can you use Mod Podge to seal acrylic paint on plastic?
Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal acrylic paint on plastic. Mod Podge helps prevent the chipping of the paint.
If you’ve seen paint chipping before and want to prevent it, you can use Mod Podge to seal the paint onto the plastic surface.
Most acrylic paints are self-healing and don’t require external support. I only use Mod Podge on craft paint to prevent chipping.
So, you may use it to seal the paint if you think the paint will wear off. Mod Podge darkens the color of the paint.
Remember, it looks good only if you know how to apply it well. If you want to make the acrylic paint last longer, you can also apply Epoxy resin/Polyurethane to it.
Does Mod Podge stick to plastic wrap?
No, Mod Podge doesn’t stick to plastic wrap. Mod Podge doesn’t work on non-porous surfaces, so it won’t work on plastic wrap.
You can use plastic wrap to cover other items on which you’ve just applied Mod Podge, but that’s it.
The plastic wrap doesn’t hold the Mod Podge well, thanks to its ultra-smooth surface.
Happy crafting 🙂