Why is your Mod Podge sticky? Find out in this informative post – and learn what you can do to prevent it. Find success with decoupage here!
If you have never created a word cloud, you need to give it a go. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to waste away several hours.
The real intention for this blog entry is to share with you a tip that I hope you value. Before I share this tip, I would like to thank (in addition to the Academy), my friends Patty and Holli, who have taught me everything I know about Mod Podge. Including this tip.
Problem: You’ve finished your Mod Podge project, it’s dried, and it feels tacky. Sticky.
You’re probably wondering: why is my Mod Podge Sticky?
Here’s what you need to do. Purchase a clear acrylic sealer such as this one or this one. When you are done with your project, allow it to dry for time recommended (about 24 hours after the last coat). Spray a coat of sealer, allow to dry for 15 minutes, then spray another coat.
SPECIAL NOTE for furniture. I highly recommend Hard Coat Mod Podge. It’s not tacky, because of the satin finish. It’s basically a tougher Mod Podge, hence the slightly higher price. If you want a gloss finish, I suggest using the Hard Coat and then spraying a gloss sealer over it.
I hope this helps. Okay, back to creating another word cloud!