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 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 decoupage 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!