Mod Podge Resin FAQ
Can a Mod Podge Resin project be decorated with paint?
Can I apply Mod Podge Resin in layers, and how long should I wait between applying each layer?
Once Mod Podge Resin has been completely cured, it can be decorated or embellished with paint, markers, ink, and more. Once decorated, it is recommended that the surface be protected by pouring a thin top coat of clear Mod Podge Resin over the decorated surface.
Can I use a mold when working with Mod Podge Resin? And what types of molds work best?
Yes, Mod Podge Resin can be applied to a surface in layers. The second layer can be applied once the first layer has set. This could be one to two hours, depending upon the humidity level and temperature in the room.
How can I thin out the resin mixture?
Mod Podge Resin works best with all types of molds. Some molds like a silicone mold will not require a mold release agent, while other types of molds made of plastic polypropylene or polyethylene sheet plastic will require a mold release agent
How do I mix Mod Podge Resin?
Place both parts into a warm water bath of 80°F, but be aware that the working time will be less than 20-30 minutes.
How long after mixing Mod Podge Resin will it then begin to harden?
To mix Mod Podge Resin, begin by measuring out equal amounts of Resin and Hardener – (measure by volume not weight). Use a separate measuring cup for each part. Once equal amounts of both parts are measured, pour them into a mixing cup. Gently stir the two parts together for 3 minutes. When you start to stir, cloudy swirls will appear. While mixing, make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing cup to fully incorporate the two parts. Continue to mix until the cloudy swirls no longer appear and the mixture is clear. NOTE: it is best to only mix the amount that will be needed for each project, one project at a time.
How long does it take Mod Podge Resin to cure?
Mod Podge Resin has a working time of 20 - 30 minutes. During this time, you can mix in additives such as alcohol inks or glitters.
How should I prepare my work space?
A Mod Podge Resign project will begin drying within the first 24 hours. However, a Mod Podge Resin project will be fully cured after 7 days.
When working with Mod Podge Resin, it is best to work in a room that is well ventilated with fresh air and work in temperate 70°F. Make sure your work table is level and is covered with wax paper or a large plastic sheet. This will make it easier to wipe away resin and hardener spills. Note: Mixed resin spills, once cured, will peel off the wax or plastic covered work surface easily. Gather all the necessary supplies such as: paper towels, plastic measuring cups, plastic mixing cups, plastic or wooden mixing stick, disposable brush, toothpicks, and a pastry torch. And always were your personal protective equipment.How thick can I pour Mod Podge Resin?
If air bubbles arise in my Mod Podge Resin, what should I do?
You can pour up to one quarter inch (1/4”) thick for each layer.
It is best when pouring Mod Podge Resin, to do so slowly and gently. This will keep bubbles from forming. After pouring Mod Podge Resin, it is best to let the project sit for five minutes to allow any bubbles to rise to the surface. And some bubbles will form, however, they can be removed. To remove bubbles from Mod Podge Resin, blow across the surface through a straw. This will remove bubbles that have worked their way to the top. You can also use a small pastry torch or heat gun to remove bubbles.