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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 a while 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.

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!


Wednesday 6th of December 2023

I just watched your video on photo transfer on to a tea towel, and at the end they rubbed the paper off to reveal it done… but… what is the paper/image sheet used? I thought it was a photocopy until the rubbing off but!


Wednesday 6th of December 2023

@Melanie, it is a laserjet printout like here: and it uses the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium also.


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Can you sand between coats of the Mod Podge Gloss spray?


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Hello! You can, just do it very lightly.


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!