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Using Mod Podge on Glass

December 10, 2020

I'm making clear glass Christmas plates with fabric and MP. After the fabric has dried and MP sealer was applied, some of the fabric around the rim of the plate lacks MP to adhere to plate.

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Any ideas how to remedy problem? The top of the plates need to be food safe. Thank you.

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December 10, 20200 found this helpful
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Normally if you want to add material to a glass object you need to use a special glue that will allow you to glue the material to the object. Now if the plate needs to have food you would normally only glue a part of the plate and cover this with the material. I find out that MP is not good to use to seal this. I normally seal mine with some clear varnish. Just keep in mind no matter what you will need to leave a section of the plate free from glue or material so that you can add food to the plate. I have made a lot of Christmas plates in the past and when I put the food on the plates I normally lay the food on wax paper if I have covered the full plate.

 
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December 11, 2017

I want to place holiday stickers on glass ornaments. I am using the glossy so is there a way to use modge podge and not be filmy?

Also can you use modge podge over matte paint on plastic or glass?

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December 12, 20171 found this helpful
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You can mod podge goes on white but dries clear.So you can use on any surface.

 
December 12, 20171 found this helpful
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Yes. Seal it down with two or three coats first then do the whole ornament

 
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July 17, 2009

I am trying to put fabric onto the back of glass plates using mod podge but when it dries I get streaks across the glass. How do I stop this streaking? Thank you.

By Bev Henricks from Belleville, Ontario

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July 17, 20091 found this helpful

I have done this a few times and have never had a problem with streaks on the glass. I just went and looked at the one hanging in my daughter's room(I helped her make it as a project for a disabled people's 4-H group that she belonged to at one time.) What we did was we put the mod podge on the plate and then sprinkled some glitter onto the modpodge, then we applied the fabric.

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The fabric that we used was a black background with different prints of Elvis on it. She won a ribbon on it at the local level and it went on to the State Fair, where it also won a ribbon.

 
July 17, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for your feedback and congratulations on winning the ribbon. My neighbour and I have tried for 3 months now and we still get spotty glass from the modpodge when the light hits it. Obviously we are doing something wrong. Maybe using the wrong modpodge?

 

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July 17, 20091 found this helpful

You can try applying it with a sponge (& pouncing in on). Also it helps to REALLY press down hard on the fabric with your fingers or a roller to remove the streaks. Then when it's half-way dried, do it again (press down on it). On the areas where there is no fabric, you'll have to carefully wipe off ALL the mod-podge.

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* It helps to first clean off the additional wet mod-podge with a paper towel then use a little rubbing alcohol to clean off any additional mod-podge. If you miss a spot, once the mod-podge has dried, use fingernail polish remover to remove the dried on mod-podge.

 
July 17, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for the feedback. I will try pouncing with the sponge. If I ever get it to work they would make lovely Christmas presents. I will keep trying until I do get it right.

 

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July 17, 20090 found this helpful

I should add that I always use a piece of fabric large enough to cover the entire plate. I have never seen any that didn't cover the entire plate.

 
July 25, 20090 found this helpful

I have also had this problem and have realized that how important it is to carefully clean the plate first. I use alcohol and a lint free cloth, let it dry well, pick the plate up and look again to see if it is completely clean and dry - then I apply the Mod Podge. And what the other woman said about pressing down is very, very important!

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Hope this has helped.

 
July 25, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you all very much for your tips. I will try cleaning the glass with alcohol first.

 
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July 7, 2018

I'm trying to dye a glass vase with mod podge, but it keeps beating up and not sticking to the glass. Do you know why?

It's not just streaking, it's not sticking at all, as if it's water proof glass.

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July 7, 20180 found this helpful

It is possible you are using too thick or too thin a layer, but Mod Podge is pretty flexible so I am doubting that is the cause.

I have friends who swear by a very light sanding to the glass to get it to adhere better, but I never have done that (lazy), so if you are so inclined you could take a very fine sand paper on a test case and see if that helps.

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Personally, if it were me, if you are using the brand name version, it can't hurt to call the company and ask for their advice and have them verify that they haven't had any recalls or complaints about bad batches. This is not common, but not unheard of.

Their contact info is plaidonline.com/.../contact

 
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August 31, 2017

I am trying to use mod podge to glue material fall leaves onto a Mason jar. I have cleaned the jar with alcohol and done everything I know and cannot get them to stick.

I am very frustrated. What am I doing wrong?

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
August 31, 20170 found this helpful

You need a stronger glue. Try Gorilla Glue.

 

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 433 Posts
August 31, 20170 found this helpful

If the item you choose is too bulky, the Mod Podge won't hold it, and it will fall off. Natural items need to be wiped clean with a damp cloth and then dried.Sounds like you have done everything right maybe try a different jar.

 

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

The fabric is probably too heavy to stick to something as slippery as glass. Try a heftier glue, even the craft spray glues are brilliant for that.

 

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
September 2, 20170 found this helpful

If Mod Podge isnt working for you follow these steps:

Step 1
Clean your glass jar in hot soapy water.

Step 2
Dry the jar completely and make sure there are no wet surfaces.

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Step 3
Make sure your leaves are completely dry before adhering them to your jar.

Step 4
Spray the back of your leaves with spray adhesive. Coat the leaves with the spray.

Step 5
Lay the jar on its side and hold in place using some wood blocks or another method so the jar won't move. Affix the leaves to the jar. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to smooth out the leaves on the jars surface.

Step 6
Affix a few leaves to the jar at a time. Let the adhesive spray dry before moving your jar. Once the spray is dry you can now roll the jar over to continue affixing leaves to the jar.

Step 7
Use fingernail polish to remove the glue on your fingers.

 

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September 4, 20170 found this helpful

I have never had really good luck with applying anything to glass using Mod Podge so I cannot help you there as you seem to be doing everything right and other responders are all giving advice on other types of glue.
If you decide to try another type of glue there are several that will work with attaching fabric to glass. I do like to use one of the little foam brushes to smooth the material when affixing it to the glass so not bubbles or wrinkles are left.
These are the highest recommended "glues": E-6000 - Gorilla - spray adhesive.
Here is a very useful link that gives information on many glue types and there uses. You will find information on all of these glues.

www.dreamalittlebigger.com/.../glue-guide-use-the-right-glue-for...

 
March 19, 20180 found this helpful

Try painting the glass jar with modge podge (MP first.) Adhere the fabric leaves and the paint over each with MP as you put it on the jar.

 
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August 15, 2013

Okay, I have never used Mod Podge, but I constantly see the name when searching crafts. My question is, can it be used to transfer a saying onto a glass, such as a wine glass from Wall-Mart? If so, how? I'm trying to make personalized glasses for my wedding in October and would very much like to use a specific font, but due to the shape of the glass I cannot properly trace it with a Sharpie. Any and all help is appreciated, thank-you!

By Stephanie S. from Des Moines, IA

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August 17, 20130 found this helpful

Try Google for all kinds of help & ideas.

 

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August 19, 20130 found this helpful

Mod Podge is essentially Elmer's school glue in a jar. What it's used for is to seal pictures onto items. I don't think it would work for your purpose. It would make a sticky mess. What I would suggest, is find a custom sticker maker and see if they can do stickers in your font. Vinyl or something else. Or you could etch the glasses. Make a good sturdy stencil, and etch each one.

 
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June 8, 2019

Can I mix glitter with mod Podge and paint it directly onto a glass bottle? Thus preventing the mess with sprinkling glitter on?


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July 13, 2017

When using Mod Podge to glue glitter on the stem of a glass I used the paper type. Will that be OK or should I scrap it and go out and buy the dishwasher safe kind?


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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
July 14, 20170 found this helpful

There is a dishwasher safe Modge Podge. :www.google.com/search?q=mod+podge+for+glass+and...

 

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
July 14, 20170 found this helpful

If your glass will be getting wet then you should do as you say, remove it and start all over with the Modge Podge that is dishwasher safe or your hard work will go to waste.

 

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure you use a Mod Podge that is dish-washer safe

 
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October 7, 2016

I Mod Podged fabric on a glass plate using the dishwasher safe Mod Podge formula and the back of the plate is rough to the touch. What can I use to seal it or make it smooth without sanding it? Any ideas? Thanks!


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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 107 Posts
January 29, 20170 found this helpful

I would look for some sort of solvent or mineral spirits that would buff that outside layer.

 

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
March 1, 20170 found this helpful

Can you file or sand it down?

 
Anonymous
May 11, 20180 found this helpful

400 grit sandpaper then 0000 steel wool

 
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January 25, 2015

If I used Modge Podge to apply a label to glass, would it dry clear? And would you be able to tell where the Modge Podge was applied? Thank you.

By Gayle

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June 26, 20180 found this helpful

Loctite Glass Glue will work wonders. I am not too sure about modge podge though. If you want to know for sure, i would reccomend trying. There will be streaks in the modge podge if that helps any.

 

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June 26, 20180 found this helpful

Modge Podge does dry clear. There is a matte finish and a glossy finish.

 
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August 15, 2016

Can I use Modge podge to glue paper on the outside of a mason jar? The jar is not smooth. It has the Ball name on the side.


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Anonymous
September 26, 20160 found this helpful

I am trying to use Modge Podge on Ball jars and glue fabric leaves from the Dollar Tree. Doesn't seem to work. Have I just wasted $8?

 
November 13, 20160 found this helpful

I'm having the same problem. Any suggestions?

 
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May 3, 2012

I have used Mod Podge on glass to put an image on the back of it. No matter how hard I press I see some tiny bubbles and it's milky when dry. I'm trying to make pendants with domes, but if this Mod Podge is going to be milky looking then the stuff is not good for what I"m doing. Any suggestions?

By janice88

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May 7, 20120 found this helpful

Sounds like your Mod Podge may be old. A better alternative would be the puzzle glue that you can put on puzzles once you put them together and want to hang them. You might even be able to find recipes for making your own podge recipe online if you google or maybe at Carol Duval's website since she is the absolute "queen" of all crafts. You might also try using a rubber spatula to squeeze out the bubbles, always start on the top and squeeze downward.

 
June 18, 20121 found this helpful

GuyB may be right about your Modge Podge being too old for use based on the milky look after it's dry. However it's important to remember 2 things with Modge Podge:

1) AVOID causing any bubbles! This includes handling the Modge Podge bottle carefully and slowly to avoid air bubbles which can cause the bubbly look after it's dry.

2) The second thing to remember is which brush is the RIGHT brush. For most Modge Podge projects they recommend a foam brush (rather than those sponges or squeegee ones that create air bubbles). Foam brush are those black foam (duh) brushes that don't look like tradition paint brushes at all. When I first did Modge Podge, I used a squeegee roller paint brush and it actually gave it the bubbly look to the roller. :(


My advice to you is to try again with dipping the Foam brush gently/smoothly in the Modge Podge and making sure the Modge Podge has plenty of time to dry between coats. If it's still giving you trouble, check the expiration date or call the company.

Good luck, K.

 
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August 8, 2016

I am trying to attach a stained glass decal to my glass window. It will not stick because the window has a texture to it. Can I use mod podge on the window first to get it to stick?


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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

I would think that would work well.

 
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October 5, 2014

I mixed Mod Podge with food coloring and coated the inside of a wine bottle. I let it drain upside down then set it right side up and placed it in a 170 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hrs. It became a beautiful clear blue color, but later developed a bit of cloudiness. Why?

By Joanne E

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August 15, 2014

When using the spray to seal the glitter on the glass, it doesn't dry clear. It makes the glass look frosted. How do I keep the glass from looking like that?

By Julie

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August 27, 2013

Can I use Mod Podge to stick fabric to my glass top table?

By Maureen

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September 2, 20130 found this helpful

They're making a Mod Podge specifically for glass these days.

 
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August 10, 2018

Beads that are glued to a glass should be sealed with an acrylic product, such as a matte medium to keep them in place. This is a page about gluing beads onto a wine glass.

Wedding glasses decorated with flowers and rhinestones.

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