Learn all about the Mod Podge Matte formula! Find out what it is, how to use it, and see some unique projects you can make.
I already wrote an article about Mod Podge Gloss, the original Mod Podge. I’m happy to share with you today the amazing sister (brother?) of the Gloss formula: Mod Podge Matte! Let me start by telling you something about Mod Podge Matte you might not know:
Think about paint. It comes in different finishes, right? There’s gloss, high-gloss, eggshell . . . etc. The only difference being the sheen when the light hits it. And that’s my point with this particular decoupage medium.
The Matte formula causes the light to diffuse when it hits it, so the surface is non-shiny. Let me show you what I’m talking about:
Why would you pick this formula over Gloss or Satin? It’s about personal preference. You would choose this formula if you like the finish better than the other two formulas. Don’t you love choices?
It’s perfect for all basic decoupage projects that don’t require a more specialized formula! I use this formula for adhering paper to wood, adding fabric to canvas, or even putting tissue paper on glass.
Having said that, if I want to add fabric to fabric, I’ll use Fabric Mod Podge. If I want to have a little sparkle on my item, I’ll use Mod Podge Extreme Glitter. Do you see what I’m saying? I find MOST of the time what I’m doing only requires the Gloss/Satin/Matte basic Mod Podge formulas. I just love it!
If you’re ready, let’s move onto the FAQ!
Questions About Mod Podge Matte
1. How do I know if I should pick Mod Podge Gloss – or Matte – or Satin? Which is best for my project? There isn’t a “best” for your project when it comes to these formulas. They are exactly the same with the exception of the finish – aka, the level of shine.
2. What is the finish of this formula? Flat – meaning most of the light diffuses. Minimal shine.
3. What surfaces can I use this formula on? Wood, canvas, tin, metal, terra cotta, and more. If fabric is your base, use Fabric Mod Podge.
4. Can I use this to decoupage shoes? Or for outdoor items? Or for clothing? I highly recommend selecting the appropriate formula for your purpose using this guide HERE. The various formulas are not the same thing with a different bottle label. The specialized formulas have different ingredients, and different prices too. There’s a reason for that.
6. Where can I buy Matte Mod Podge? This is the typically the top selling and most widely available formula, and that means it’s just about everywhere: Amazon, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and on and on. Please reference my post on where to buy Mod Podge.
8. Does it come in different sizes? This formula comes in the most sizes: 2 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., and even gallon.
Are you ready for some project ideas using Mod Podge Matte? Check out the links below!
Wall Picture Collage
For under $20, you can make a cool picture collage for your wall using foam core and Mod Podge! This is awesome for home decor or gifts.
Sewing Pattern Side Table
Use pattern pieces and Mod Podge to cover an old furniture find! The painted details are pretty cool, too.
Mod Podge Suitcase Project
This suitcase was revamped using vintage fabric and Mod Podge! It only cost $4 for the entire revamp.
Family Silhouette DIY Gift Tags
These wood DIY gift tags are so easy to make and look pretty on packages! I love that they can be reused as home decor or during the holidays.
Phone Holder from a Lotion Bottle
Use an old lotion bottle, fabric, and Mod Podge to make a phone charging holder. it's really easy and inexpensive to do!
Make a Kitchen Tool Vintage Shadow Box
If you are looking for a good way to display your old kitchen tools, this vintage shadow box with Mod Podge is the perfect decor project.
Farmhouse Inspired DIY Wall Relief
Make your own farmhouse inspired wall relief with any square of wood and wood shape – just add your favorite papers to personalize!
Cheap Wall Art from a Dollar Tree Find
ake a “special” piece of artwork from Dollar Tree and turn it into cheap wall art! No one will ever know it was nearly free to make.
Cover Leather Shoes with Fabric
If you have an old pair of shoes that need a new life, you can do it with Mod Podge! Here's how.
DIY Cake Stand with Dollar Store Supplies
I created this DIY cake stand using a plate from the dollar store and an old candlestick. This is the perfect budget craft idea for a party!
How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover
Learn how to decorate your notebook with an overlay and Mod Podge. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!
DIY Vintage Bottles for Home Decor
Learn how to make DIY vintage bottles for your home decor! You can get the look in minutes with Mod Podge – this shows you how. Great budget friendly craft.
Personalized Mod Podge Coasters with Photos
Use your favorite photos to make custom Mod Podge coasters – because DIY photo coasters make perfect gifts! These picture coasters are inexpensive and easy to make.
Split Pea Summer Wreath in Four Easy Steps
If you're looking for an EASY DIY summer wreath, this is your project! This summer door wreath uses dollar store supplies.
Vintage Magnets: Easy Butterfly Decorations
Turn antique metal butterflies into pretty magnets with wallpaper and Mod Podge. Use these easy butterfly decorations in your home decor!