is mod podge waterproof

Is Mod Podge Waterproof? (Explained and Solved!)

No variant of Mod Podge is waterproof. Mod Podge could be highly water-resistant, but that’s it. Outdoor Mod Podge is more water-resistant than the other variants of Mod Podge. You may want to cover the Mod Podge layer with a resin/Polycrylic to make it waterproof(for a few years).

Mod Podge is used in a variety of crafting projects. Mod Podge was initially made to be used in kids’ projects but now it’s used widely.

Mod Podge is the most famous Decoupage medium in the US. Mod Podge is one of the most useful things in my inventory.

People always ask me this question, Is Mod Podge waterproof? Let’s dissect the topic in this article and learn the nitty-gritty details.

Is Mod Podge waterproof for Coasters?

No, Mod Podge doesn’t make Coasters waterproof. Mod Podge can make the Coasters highly water-resistant.

You might be making a set of Coasters to gift them to someone. Ideally, you want the Coasters to be water-resistant to an extent.

Vinyl Acetate in Mod Podge can make a surface water-resistant to an extent. Exposure to a few drops of water won’t damage the surface.

Do remember that Mod Podge doesn’t make the surface waterproof. It only makes the Coasters highly water-resistant.

Is Mod Podge Outdoor waterproof?

No, Outdoor Mod Podge isn’t waterproof. Outdoor Mod Podge is highly water-resistant, which is why it is used on outdoor objects.

This doesn’t mean that you can use it on objects that are kept in the sun all day. The Decoupage medium only lasts long if the objects are sheltered from harsh external conditions.

It can’t be used on objects that get soaked a lot, frequently. For example, I wouldn’t use Mod Podge on my soap dish.

Is Mod Podge spray waterproof?

No, Mod Podge spray isn’t waterproof. It is water-resistant to an extent. The surface on which you sprayed Mod Podge could take a few water drops.

The company markets its spray product as dust and fingerprint-resistant Decoupage medium . It’s just a quick way to apply Mod Podge on a surface.

Mod Podge spray is not waterproof in my experience. It is water-resistant to a certain extent. I used it to seal off the paint on a surface.

Depending on the surface you may need to prepare it prior to spraying the Acrylic sealer.

Is Fabric Mod Podge waterproof?

No, Fabric Mod Podge isn’t waterproof. This variant of Mod Podge is water-resistant to an extent but it does get affected if soaked in water.

Fabric Mod Podge is used to attach paper/pieces of fabric to fabric. Fabric Mod Podge lets you embellish beautiful things onto your clothes.

Fabric Mod Podge only helps prevent fraying of the fabric edges. I always keep a bottle around as it helps me stick fabric to other surfaces.

Fabric Mod Podge works perfectly as a fabric adhesive. But don’t expect it to waterproof your clothes. It won’t.

Is Mod Podge Ultra waterproof?

No, Mod Podge Ultra isn’t waterproof. Mod Podge Ultra is water-resistant and UV-resistant to an extent.

Mod Podge Ultra can be used on objects that are used Indoors/Outdoors. This is why it is called ‘Ultra’ in the first place.

Mod Podge Ultra dries clear and is water-resistant. It could take a few drops of water but don’t soak the object in the water.

You’ll see cloudiness/rings on the surface of the Decoupaged object if it soaks in water for a long time.

Is Dishwasher safe Mod Podge waterproof?

No, Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge isn’t waterproof. Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge is highly water-resistant.

Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge can be applied to objects that go into the dishwasher. It is obvious, I know.

This Mod Podge looks glossy when cured. The objects covered in Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge can’t handle Microwave.

Roll the bottle on the table to mix the solution well.

Is Mod Podge Gloss waterproof?

No, Mod Podge Gloss isn’t waterproof. Mod Podge Gloss is water-resistant to an extent in my experience.

Mod Podge Gloss layer can take a few drops of water after it cured well. You may wipe the water drops off using a cloth.

But don’t expect the Decoupage medium to handle a good soak in water. You may apply this Decoupage medium on objects that don’t sit in external conditions all day.

Will Mod Podge come off if it gets wet?

Mod Podge can handle a few drops of water elegantly. You just need to wipe off the water drops using a clean piece of cloth.

Mod Podge is a water-based sealant, so it does get affected if it comes in contact with a lot of water for a long time.

Cloudiness or white blotches can be seen on the Mod Podge layer if it’s been sitting in water for prolonged hours.

You may wash off the water drops on the Decoupage layer but the cloudiness is clearly visible. Outdoor Mod Podge is highly water-resistant.

How do I make Mod podge waterproof?

You can make the Mod Podge layer waterproof by applying Resin. You can do so by applying a Waterproofing wood protector/Wood sealer.

Wait for the Mod Podge to cure properly. It takes about 4 weeks in my experience. You can then apply a layer of resin to it.

Thompson’s Polycrylic and Minwax Polycrylic can be applied on the Mod Podge layer to make it waterproof. Do remember that Polycrylic is sensitive to heat.

You may wanna apply Resin on the Mod Podge layer if you want to make the object both waterproof and heatproof.

Read: Is Mod Podge heat resistant?

Is there a Waterproof Mod Podge?

No, no variant of Mod Podge is waterproof. Outdoor Mod Podge is highly water-resistant but that’s it.

Mod Podge has Vinyl Acetate in it but that doesn’t make it waterproof. Mod Podge could only take a few water drops.

Outdoor Mod Podge can be applied to objects that are kept outside but sheltered. If you apply it on objects that stand in rain for days, the object will be ruined.

You may wanna seal off the Decoupage medium using a Wood protector/sealer. Resin can also be applied to make an object waterproof.

Is Mod Podge Dimensional Magic waterproof?

No, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic isn’t waterproof. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is highly water-resistant.

It is more water-resistant than various other types of Mod Podge. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic isn’t Decoupage.

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic looks cloudy when it’s fresh. It dries clear after it’s cured completely. It is an Acrylic product that makes the surface glossy.

This product gives a 3d effect to the surface it’s applied on. This product isn’t toxic and you can use it without gloves.

Will Mod Podge protect from rain?

No, Mod Podge won’t protect surfaces from rain. Mod Podge is highly water-resistant and can handle a few drops of water but won’t handle rain.

No variant of Mod Podge could handle rain. You may wipe a few drops off the surface but that’s it.

Objects that stay in water for prolonged periods, for example, soap dish shouldn’t be covered in Mod Podge as it won’t make a difference.

If you want to protect objects from rain, apply Resin/Polycrylic on the object. I tried this and it works perfectly.

Can Mod Podge go in the dishwasher?

Yes, dishes covered in Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge can go in the dishwasher without an issue.

Dishwasher safe Mod Podge dries off quick and clear. This product leaves a smooth finish and is safe for dishwashing.

This product of Mod Podge makes it easier to wash dishes that are covered in Decoupage medium. This formula can be applied to glass, ceramic, or even metal surfaces.

I recommend applying three coats on a surface. Let each layer dry off before applying the next one. Apply using a foam brush.

Happy Crafting 🙂