Yes, Puzzle glue and Mod Podge can be used interchangeably. They both can be used to seal off puzzles. Both Puzzle glue and Mod Podge have similar characteristics.
I don’t see any difference between Puzzle glue/Puzzle saver and the regular Mod Podge. I use Mod Podge to seal off my finished puzzles.
‘Masterpieces’ Puzzle glue and Mod Podge Puzzle saver are the two famous puzzle glue products in the market.
In this article, we shall discuss the differences, if any, between Puzzle glue and the regular Mod Podge. We’ll also see if you can use the regular Mod Podge on jigsaw puzzles.
Can I use a regular Modge Podge to seal a puzzle?
Yes, you can use a regular Mod Podge to seal off a finished puzzle. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the puzzle using a foam brush for the best results.
Puzzle glue is specially prepared for gluing a puzzle together. Puzzle glue combines an adhesive with lacquer, so it not only seals the puzzle but provides a glossy finish.
Puzzle glue dries clear flawlessly. Mod Podge sometimes doesn’t dry clear due to a number of reasons.
You can use Mod Podge to seal off the puzzle even if you’ve never crafted anything in your life. Trust me, it’s that easy.
What is the difference between Mod Podge puzzle saver and regular Mod Podge?
There’s no difference between the regular Mod Podge and Mod Podge Puzzle saver. They both can be used to glue a puzzle in place. Mod Podge puzzle saver, however, is made by mixing an adhesive and lacquer.
I think Mod Podge puzzle saver is promoted so that people know about this specific use of the product. I don’t think it’s any different from the regular Mod Podge.
I don’t see any difference in the consistency or any other aspect for that matter.
I have used both the regular Mod Podge and Mod Podge puzzle saver. I can say they both can do the job well and I haven’t noticed any specific difference.
I think they promote this product so that people know that this can also be used to seal off puzzles. The only difference I see is that the puzzle saver is costlier.
Is Mod Podge puzzle saver waterproof?
Yes, Mod Podge puzzle saver is not waterproof. However, it is water-resistant up to a certain extent. The Mod Podge layer can handle a couple of water drops easily.
Vinyl acetate that is present in Mod Podge puzzle saver makes it somewhat water-resistant, but not entirely waterproof.
If you see a few drops of water on the puzzle, you can wipe them off easily using a cloth.
Which Mod Podge is good for puzzles?
Mod Podge puzzle saver and ‘Masterpieces’ puzzle glue both can be used to glue puzzle pieces in place. Regular Mod Podge can also be used for this purpose, I do it all the time!
In my opinion, using regular Mod Podge to seal off puzzles is better as it’s quite cheaper compared to the so-called ‘puzzle glues’.
One can use Wood glue, White crafts glue, or Epoxy resin to seal off the puzzle pieces together. The easiest way to do this is, of course, puzzle glue.
Apply whatever glue onto the finished puzzle using a foam brush. Apply a thin layer and let it dry well. You can apply glue to both sides of the puzzle to hold it together firmly.
Is Mod Podge puzzle saver glossy?
Yes, the Mod Podge puzzle saver is glossy when it dries off clear. This is made so that the puzzle looks better after the Mod Podge application.
Mod Podge puzzle saver looks glossy when applied to a finished puzzle. Applying it at the front or rear can keep the puzzle together.
Most people prefer to apply Mod Podge on the front side. You can keep the puzzle together firmly if you apply it on both sides.
Apply the Mod Podge using a foam brush to get a flawless finish.
Puzzle glue matte vs glossy
Usually, a glossy puzzle saver finish is applied to a jigsaw puzzle to keep the pieces together. You’ll get a glossy finish when you apply the regular Mod Podge.
Puzzle glue matte can be used on a jigsaw puzzle if you want to give it a premium finish. I tried this glue and I can say it does look premium.
To each his own, but, I like the glossy look better than the matte one. Do whatever but don’t apply a thick layer of Mod Podge.
Happy crafting 🙂