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- April 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm #12950
This question comes from Sandy:
I just poured acrylic paint mixed with mod podge into shallow coasters. Maybe 1/8 inch thick. Does the mod podge need to be fully cured before resin can be poured over to seal and waterproof it, or can I pour the resin on as long as the layer of mod podge has hardened enough that is wont sink down or mix with the resin and upset the poured artwork layer?
- April 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm #12951
The Mod Podge needs to be completely dry before pouring the resin, otherwise it will make the resin cloudy. Depending on the humidity where you live, this could take several days, especially if you used a lot of Mod Podge.
- December 3, 2018 at 4:26 pm #17905Veronica ArellanoGuest
I poured resin into a silicone mold for round clusters and used alcohol inks for design. Was wondering if after it cures can I spray Mod Podge over the coasters? Will it ruin them in the long run?
- December 5, 2018 at 4:12 pm #18503
I don’t know. I have never tried that.
Why do you want to spray Mod Podge on them? What are you trying to accomplish? Perhaps I can recommend an alternative.
- August 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm #82250ElizabethGuest
I am making round resin coasters. I am putting a layer of Mod Podge on the hardened resin and putting a coat of Mod Podge on the card stock paper and placing it on top of the resin. I also apply the layer of the Mod Podge on the back of the card stock and letting it dry before I apply another layer of resin. I used the matte finish for the Mod podge but I am noticing that my coasters are still coming out shiny on the picture side and I see streaks. What am I doing wrong?
- August 28, 2019 at 5:26 pm #82252
You may be seeing streaks from placing the Mod Podge on the resin. Have you tried it without that step?
- August 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm #82261Ayla GradyGuest
hello, I’m just starting out using resin and epoxy to try to make little jewelry pieces with gemstones inside and they are coming out of the silicone molds looking cloudy,I was wondering if you think putting mod podge over it would help clear up some of that cloudy look?
- August 30, 2019 at 11:37 am #82267
Unfortunately mod podge isn’t going to help. This article will give you some ideas on how to make your resin charms shiny: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/how-to-polish-resin-different-ways-of-polishing-resin/
- October 15, 2019 at 12:56 pm #82594BernadetteGuest
I am making a table with pictures on it. I glued the pictures down but a few of the pictures are from magazines and the corners of the pictures didn’t stick down. My husband went ahead and put resin on top of them even though a few of the picture’s edges aren’t laying flat. So now I have a thin layer of resin on top of my pictures and the corners of three of the pictures are sticking up. How am I able to fix this?
- October 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm #82713PresleyGuest
hello, I am making an epoxy river table and sealed my pieces with mod podge before pouring my epoxy and I was wondering the epoxy will still stick to the wood and hold it together in the middle after being sealed with the mod podge.
- November 1, 2019 at 11:41 am #82717
Hi Presley, I would expect it to work well.
- December 7, 2019 at 9:57 pm #83052LaynaGuest
I have some colored coloring pages I’m looking to decoupage onto some wooden coasters but then want to cover them in resin.
Can I use spray mod Podge to seal the decoupage then coat it with resin? Does the spray mod Podge act differently than the paste in relation to resin?
I’m using waterbased markers for the coloring pages and I’ve tried to seal them with the paste and it smears (coloring pages are completely dry) so I’d need to use spray.
- December 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm #83057
I’m afraid I don’t know. I’ve never used spray Mod Podge.
- December 20, 2019 at 3:55 am #83127Cheyenne ReamsGuest
I am using ceramic tiles and photo paper pictures to make coasters. I am glueing the photos down with Mod Podge and then waiting a few hours and then covering with art resin. But the edges keep coming up on the pictures. What am I doing wrong? Should I glue down with something other than mod podge ?
- December 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm #83131
That’s kinda strange! You might want to try longer for the Mod Podge to dry. I like to wait at least 12 hours before applying resin.
- April 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm #84004FionaGuest
I’m making a train diorama with a resin river and realized I have matte mod podge and not high gloss. I was hoping to use the mod podge to make ripples and realistic water effects but am concerned it will look muddy with the matte finish. Unless I order online and wait a month for a new bottle to come in, what would be the reccomended substitute or other process of getting similar effects? Thanks in advance!
- April 9, 2020 at 2:09 pm #84014
Hi Fiona, what about using a little bit of colored resin to look like waves?
- April 9, 2020 at 3:35 pm #84015FionaGuest
Hi Katherine, could you explain further? I’m new to resin and still learning techniques.
- April 10, 2020 at 12:55 pm #84024
You can try some of the techniques I talk about in this article on making cells in resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-art/how-to-get-cells-in-resin/
- May 28, 2020 at 3:29 am #84533MikaelaGuest
Hi there, I am doing a project where I am making a picture table (printing photos and gluing them to a plastic trestle table). I was wondering if i covered my photos in decoupage glue first, will the resin stick to the glue or will it peel off?
Thanks in advance!!
- May 28, 2020 at 10:53 am #84534
Resin will stick to the glue.
- June 10, 2020 at 3:55 am #84657EllowGuest
Hi, I’m planning to try using resin for the first time, and the little earrings I want to make require glueing tiny stones to the inside of a resin cup. I’ll also be gluing a bead onto the stones. Would this be able to stick together with mod podge?
- June 10, 2020 at 11:19 am #84660
Mod Podge will stick the stones to a surface, but it isn’t a permanent fix. Instead, E6000 is what I recommend. You can find it in our store here:
- July 3, 2020 at 3:14 am #84928KristenGuest
Hi I am making a board with some pictures that I glued down with mod podge. I was planning on using a resin over it but I am wondering if I should do a layer of mod podge over the pictures before the resin? Or should I pour the resin straight on the photo prints? Any suggestions?
- July 3, 2020 at 2:28 pm #84932
You will want to apply a layer of glue over the photos as well. You can see how I did it here: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-tutorials/mothers-day-diy-gift-idea/
- August 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm #85614MaddeGuest
I made epoxy resin keychains but when I took them out they were flexible and bendable. Could I spray mod Podge on them to make them harder or would that not work? Any suggestions to make it harden?
- August 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm #85616
I’m afraid Mod Podge isn’t going to make your resin charms any stronger.
It sounds like it could be the resin. Which brand are you using?
- August 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #85623MaddeGuest
I am using easy cast clear casting epoxy by castin’craft
- August 22, 2020 at 10:55 am #85627
It’s been my experience with EasyCast that even when fully cured, it’s quite flexible.
If you are using molds, I think you will be happier using the Resin Obsession super clear resin. It cures quite hard and very clear. You can buy it in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-super-clear-resin
- August 27, 2020 at 5:09 pm #85673Bertha BarrientosGuest
I just epoxy a glitter tumbler but my glitter shifted a little can i re apply modhe podge over and redo it or do i have to strip the cup?
- August 28, 2020 at 11:37 am #85678
I think trying Mod Podge is a good idea. You can always strip the cup if it doesn’t work.
- December 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm #91284Denise DilnyGuest
Wondering if I put clear epoxy over wood can I then put the photo on the epoxy instead of right on the wood? I cant get my paper to come off the wood directly nice enough, I keep pulling chunks of the photo off so thinking it needs to be smoother?
- December 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm #91286
I haven’t done that, but I would expect it to work.
- December 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm #91328Judy DaviesGuest
Can U mod podge over epoxy resin coasters that have cured?
- December 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm #91332
Sure! But you will see streaks. Are you going to recoat with another layer of resin?
- December 28, 2020 at 11:16 pm #91471ToreeGuest
I have painted over a plastic hairbrush and coated it with a layer of (shiny) mod podge mix with glitter. I want to finish it with a coat of epoxy resin mixed with a little bit of glitter. But my only concern is that the epoxy will peel up with the mod podge after it dries or the resin will peel off when it dries. I also want to know if I should apply the resin in thin layers, or just pour resin over the brush.
- December 29, 2020 at 5:10 pm #91474
If the Mod Podge is not peeling up, then the resin shouldn’t either. This is the resin I would use to coat a project like this: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-crystal-doming-resin
- December 30, 2020 at 12:54 am #91477KaneshaGuest
i was wondering if after sanding my cured resin if i can polish it with mod podge(Gloss)?
- January 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm #91571Wanda NievesGuest
I am currently making coaster with tiles. I used tissue paper hand have mod podge the tile…can I use resin on top? And is resin waterproof and heat resistant?