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Every Single Mod Podge Formula Explained!

Are you curious about the Mod Podge formulas? Do you want to learn what each one does, how to use them, and get sample crafts? You’ll want to bookmark this amazing post!

Also, scroll to the bottom of this post to watch a short video about the formulas.

Mod Podge Formulas Explained

So quite awhile ago, I wrote a Mod Podge formula guide. I also wrote a post on learning to Mod Podge with an FAQ. While both of those posts were a labor of love, I still don’t think they were enough to quench the knowledge thirst of you serious Mod Podgers.

And I get it . . . because while those posts are actioned pack with tons of information, they don’t include a lot of detailed information on each formula.

This is because if I wrote a post and included a lengthy description with FAQs and project samples . . . . it would be WAAYY too long! So long that it would be difficult to find your formula of interest just by scrolling, and you wouldn’t want to read it.

Which Mod Podge to Use

I decided to break out each into its own post – completely dedicated to EACH formula and just that formula! Instead of having to sift through information, you can learn exactly what you want about your Mod Podge formula of interest simply by clicking through the link below.

Two things:

  1. I’ll be adding a new formula each week to the linky below, until it’s complete with all formulas. So bookmark and come back if you don’t see your formula yet!
  2.  As questions are asked in the comments, I’ll be updating the posts with answers and more information. My goal is to make each post a complete reference for you.

Are you ready to learn? Click on the bottle image below to learn more! They are in alphabetical order for your reference.

Learn everything about the Mod Podge decoupage formulas - what they do and how to use them. Click your favorite formula below!

Are you interested in seeing a quick video about the formulas? The video in this post has useful information about the eight original Mod Podge formulas – you’ll want to check it out!

Mod Podge Formulas Explained Web Story


Saturday 6th of May 2023

Hi! I just did one of those serving platters where you painted kids’ handprints (painted then baked). The lady at the craft store suggested I seal it with dishwasher Mod Podge. I just read this and the post you have on the dishwasher mod Podge and I noticed you recommend not having this product come into contact with food. Is that accurate or did I misunderstand? I wanted the dish to be used as a serving platter (occasionally), it wouldn’t be used frequently.

Would it be ok to use the dishwasher product?

Thank you!


Saturday 20th of May 2023

That is accurate. You cannot have Mod Podge in contact with food *technically*. It's non-toxic but it's a craft product and like most, not recommended for food use. If you want a product that you can put in contact with food but also seals, check out resin: Not all resins are food safe but most of them seem to be. That's your best bet!


Monday 6th of March 2023

Can you use modge podge photo transfer on a gelli plate?


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Great question! I have no idea. lol! I've never tried it! I'd give it a go.


Tuesday 7th of February 2023

HI! So, I am making a side table out of cardboard. I am painting my own design on top with acrylic paint. Which MP would be best? I might be placing a plant or 2 on top.


Thursday 9th of February 2023

Hi Debbie! I'd go with Hard Coat!


Thursday 13th of October 2022

Hello, what would be recommended for paper to fabric? The Fabric Mod Podge, Paper Matte Mod Podge, or regular Matte Mod Podge? Specifically want to use for Washi Tape so not sure if the "stickiness" on the tape would also affect anything


Sunday 16th of October 2022

I'm assuming since you're using washi tape you don't want it to be washable and it's an art piece or something . . . so you can use regular Mod Podge :)


Friday 9th of September 2022

Hi! I am newly user of Mod Podge and very confused about which one to use. I am done decoupage on a table top but with napkins! I have sealed with matte lacquer but not enough protection. Idk if I should go with high protection, dishwasher safe for the waterproof character (I plan to use it as daily coffee table + I have a baby monster toddler) or even create a resin layer. I am in love with the table and don't wanna spoil it neither kill anyone 😅 please help! TIA.


Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Hi Lorena! It sounds like you need either a high protection lacquer or a resin! Dishwasher Safe isn't going to be any different than what you've already used. That's what I would do!