Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer is a revolutionary clear acryl drying compound that seals the surface of all types of paint quickly and easily without leaving behind a film. This easy-to-used clear acrylic spray sealer makes a powerful, non-colored, clear, and strong protective coating on all types of paint, varnish, lacquer, stain, adhesive, wax, and other porous surfaces easily and effectively. It also significantly reduces tackiness, an often encountered problem with decoupage projects done on an artistically designed table. It can also reduce the recovery time for latex paint after cleaning, and it dries faster than most acrylics.
The first thing you must do when preparing to use modge podge waterproof coatings is making sure your materials are all dry and clean before beginning. Wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth, making sure to remove all dust and lose materials like Mod Podge Blotting Gloves. Be sure to allow all the surfaces to air dry completely. This will ensure no contaminants, dust, or residues get trapped in your sealer. Then prepare the painting tools you'll be using for your project.
You can use a can of Mod Podge on glass surfaces (with Mod Podge Blotting Gloves) before applying the clear acrylic sealer. It's important to dry the glass completely between coats to ensure that you have a professional finish. Also, once the glass is completely dry, you will want to apply the second coat very carefully to ensure even coverage and to seal the glass completely. Use Mod Podge and a soft cloth to buff the glass until it is nearly spotless.
The same holds true for applying the rubber texture mod podge to hard plastic surfaces. If you are going to seal the item after you have applied the first coat, you will need to apply the mod podge first, wait until it has dried thoroughly, and then apply the first coat of sealer. Wait until you have allowed the glue to dry before applying the next layer. This will ensure even application and coverage. You will also find that this method works well for sealing larger items like furniture.
Mod Podge also works great on textured and painted wood surfaces. If you have an unfinished wood surface, you will notice that it begins to dry out and scratch if you push and pull on it too much. Mod Podge can be applied in three easy steps and can reduce tackiness dramatically. This will leave your wood looking and feeling like new.
Mod Podge can be used with oil-based varnishes. When you apply the varnish to the item, you will need to let it dry completely before adding the oil-based varnish to the piece. Then you can simply add the Mod Podge and let it dry. This will allow you to easily wipe away the excess Mod Podge that may get on the item. It is important to make sure that the varnish is completely dry before using Mod Podge with acrylic paint.
Mod Podge can also be used to reduce tackiness. You will need to mix equal parts of water and oil and apply them to the item. Allow it to dry completely before adding the next layer. This can give you a non-yellowing acrylic sealer that dries quickly. You may use this product over again.
If you would like a temporary type of Mod Podge sealer, you can purchase a water-based version. You can even find a Podge & Glo spray in various colors and sizes. These types of Mod Podge sealers are much less sticky than oil-based ones. This type of product typically adheres much more quickly than oil-based versions.