What is Mod Podge?
Mod Podge is a popular brand of glue commonly used for collages and decoupages. It is manufactured by Plaid Enterprises, Inc. in facilities near Atlanta, Georgia. Plaid Enterprises is said to be one of the biggest makers of craft items and other DIY or do-it-yourself products.
Mod Podge is made with PVA or polyvinyl acetate, which is the substance used as base for white glue. It can be used as the common glue for purposes of attaching surfaces of various things. But aside from being an adhesive, Mod Podge can also be used as a varnish alternative since it can serve as a protective sheath or coating to a particular craft item or object. And since PVA is mixed with a gel type medium, it has water-resistant properties ideal for coating and protecting craft projects. Mod Podge is marketed in varieties like matte, gloss, and satin finishes.
Mod Podge has been a big hit for crafters since the late 1960s. Many loved its “all-in-one” glue usage. From paper to plastic, fabric, carton, and other materials, Mod Podge serves like an all-purpose glue. And besides being an effective glue and adhesive, Mod Podge is also well loved because it can be used as sealer and finish for various craft projects. Parents also value the Mod Podge so much because it is considered very safe to use even by children. The components of Mod Podge are non-toxic and water-based, so everything will be safe for crafters, young and old. Not to mention that, cleaning up Mod Podge is very easy because it is water-based.
Varieties of Mod Podge products include Brushstroke Gloss, Brushstroke Matte, Glitter Silver Hologram, Hard Coat, Dimensional Magic Carded, Fabric, Paper Gloss, and Puzzle Saver among others. Mod Podge also has accessories for those who need help in sealing and craft project finishes. These accessories include the Acrylic Sealer Gloss, Acrylic Sealer Matte, and the Professional Tool set for decoupage enthusiasts.