Is Mod Podge a Good sealer

Is Mod Podge a Good sealer? (Read This First!)

Yes, Mod Podge can be used to seal items on a porous surface. Mod Podge can be used to seal/decoupage a variety of surfaces including but not limited to wood, plastic, paper, and fabric. You can seal embellishments, glitter, and a variety of items using Mod Podge.

Mod Podge can be used as glue, sealer, and a finish. The regular Mod Podge has sealing properties too along with the other variants.

Plaid® manufactures Acrylic sealer which can be used to seal a variety of things. Read on to find out on which surfaces you can use the Mod Podge acrylic sealer.

Is Mod Podge good for sealing wood?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal wood surfaces. Mod Podge Hard Coat can be used to seal furniture for longevity.

You can use the regular Mod Podge to seal wood surfaces too but it wears off eventually. Remember that there’s a chance of yellowing too.

You can use the Outdoor Mod Podge if the furniture will be exposed to sunlight for long hours.

Mod Podge to seal painted wood

Yes, you can apply Mod Podge to a painted wood surface. Make sure the surface is smooth and clean before applying Mod Podge.

If it’s acrylic paint you don’t need to seal it using Mod Podge. Mod Podge doesn’t make wood waterproof. You might need to sand the piece of wood before applying Mod Podge so I don’t think it’s worth it.

If you really want to protect the painted wood from external conditions use some wood sealer.

Does Mod Podge seal glitter?

Yes, you can decoupage glitter onto a variety of surfaces using Mod Podge. You can use the first layer to stick it onto the surface and the second layer to seal it off.

If you want a shinier finish, you may wanna use the Glossy Mod Podge/Extra Gloss.

There’s a Mod Podge Glitter product from Plaid®. This is your best bet if you want to add some glitter to your projects without much hassle.

Note: You can mix chunky fine/ultra-fine glitter in Mod Podge and apply it directly to your crafts.

Does Mod Podge seal paper?

Yes, you can seal something on paper/photo paper using Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer. Mod Podge doesn’t make it waterproof but keeps things in place.

As Mod Podge is both, a sealer and glue you can decoupage paper onto a variety of surfaces or you can stick tiny objects to paper using Mod Podge.

I use Mod Podge extensively on scrapbook papers as they’re quite thick. There is decoupage paper in the market too.

Tip: You can use printed tissue paper to decoupage, it looks awesome.

Does Mod Podge seal Vinyl?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal vinyl onto surfaces. Mod Podge dries clear and quickly. You only need a couple of thin layers of Mod Podge to seal vinyl.

Use Dish-washer safe Mod Podge to seal vinyl on surfaces. I used Mod Podge to seal vinyl on tumblers, Mugs, and a tray. A little would do it.

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge using a smooth brush and let it dry before applying the second layer for the best results.

Unfortunately, the brush strokes of Mod Podge are visible on darker backgrounds. You can use Polycrylic to seal vinyl in such cases.

Can you use Mod Podge sealer on Leather?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge sealer on leather. I advise you not to do this, it’s not worth it. The results won’t be what you desire them to be.

The results were always inconsistent for me. If you’re applying this to a small area, you can do it.

If you’re serious about this project you’re better off using a leather finisher or an acrylic leather finish. Don’t even bother with Mod Podge.

Mod Podge doesn’t even make the surface waterproof, so it’s not worth the hassle.

Note: I do see people using Mod Podge to decoupage fabric onto leather shoes, so do try it if you want to.

Will Mod Podge seal Air Dry Clay?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal Air Dry Clay and Polymer Clay. Mod Podge works wonderfully to decoupage things onto clay surfaces.

People use Mod Podge on clay gift tags. You can use Mod Podge on Polymer clay too. Do remember that you need to bake polymer clay.

Let the Air Dry clay dry completely before applying Mod Podge to it. Usually, Air Dry clay needs 24 to 48 hours to dry off properly.

I used Mod Podge to seal hand imprints of my nephew and it worked out fine.

Does Mod Podge seal Paint?

No, don’t use Mod Podge to seal acrylic paint. To be honest, acrylic paint doesn’t need to be sealed.

Acrylic paint takes time to cure but it doesn’t need to be protected. Mod Podge is a water-based glue, so don’t use it to seal acrylic paint.

Can Mod Podge seal Acrylic Paint on Glass?

No, don’t use Mod Podge to seal Acrylic paint on a glass surface. Use some kind of varnish or acrylic spray for this purpose.

Will Mod Podge seal Acrylic paint on Plastic?

Acrylic paint wasn’t meant to be used on plastic surfaces, so it’d come off the surface even if you use a finish/sealer on it.

Enamel or Oil paints stick better to a plastic surface.

Can Mod Podge seal Acrylic Paint on fabric?

No, I wouldn’t advise sealing Acrylic paint on fabric using Mod Podge. It causes a lot of mess and I don’t like being clumsy.

You can seal Acrylic paint onto fabric by heating it. Apply heat to the fabric using an Iron machine.

Does Mod Podge seal Chalk Paint?

No, don’t seal Chalk paint projects using Mod Podge. It’ll probably ruin your beautiful project.

Use wax to seal your Chalk paint project. This is what the most craftspersons do and rightly so. It matches the rustic charm of the Chalk paint.

Can I use Mod Podge to seal Acrylic paint on Ceramic?

Firstly, you need to heat cure the paint on the Ceramic surface. Air drying the ceramic pot won’t do.

You need to bake the ceramic pot/object and then seal the paint on it. You can use use a clear acrylic coat or Polyurethane finish to do so.

You can use Mod Podge acrylic sealer for this purpose too.

Is Mod Podge good for sealing painted rocks?

Yes, many people use Mod Podge to seal painted rocks. Mod Podge preserves the rock and saves it from external conditions.

Mod Podge Outdoor helps you preserve the painted rocks for a long time.

Does Mod Podge seal Oil Pastels?

No, don’t use Mod Podge to seal Oil Pastels. Mod Podge is a product that is based on a water medium, so it won’t work well.

Oil painting takes years to cure, so you are hindering this process by adding a layer of Mod Podge on it, which dries quickly.

It is better if you just leave the oil painting as is than slapping some Mod Podge on it. Use some good quality varnish if you really want to preserve the painting for decades.

Gamvar Glossy works wonderfully for my purposes.

Does Mod Podge seal Terracotta pots?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge to seal Terracotta pots. Water-based sealers are the best way to seal and waterproof your Terracotta pots to an extent.

You can use Mod Podge Gloss to seal Terracotta pots to prevent water from seeping in and cracking the design.

Water-based sealers are penetrating sealers and help preserve Terracotta pots for years to come. Mod Podge preserves its natural look too.

Seal the inside of the pot too to prevent water from seeping in from the inside.

Can Mod Podge be used as a sealer on Plastic?

Yes, you can use Mod Podge to decoupage objects onto plastic surfaces. You can also use Mod Podge to seal off plastic surfaces.

Mod Podge can be used to attach non-porous embellishments to plastic surfaces. Attach buttons, beads, and gems using some glue and seal ’em off using Mod Podge.

Mod Podge dries off clear and it dries off quickly. I’ve used plastic containers to craft paper-mache items before and it works fine.

Do give your project 24 hours to dry off, it might feel dry early on but do give it enough time to dry off properly.

Will Mod Podge seal Alcohol Ink?

No, don’t use Mod Podge to seal Alcohol Ink. Mod Podge will re-activate Alcohol Ink and that is not an ideal situation.

My experience with Mod Podge hasn’t been good when I worked with Alcohol ink. It never seemed to work well for me.

I usually finish Alcohol ink crafts using a layer or two of Krylon Kamar Varnish. Nothing worked better than this varnish for me.

Happy Crafting 🙂