Question: Do You Use Mod Podge Before Painting?

Can you use Mod Podge as a primer?

Yes, it’s always helpful of course, but not the actual thing that truly secures your paint.

If you use a weak primer, or a spray paint as a primer, or a good, true primer for your mini.

Mod Podge secures it from above beyond what any varnish could..

How long should Modge Podge dry before painting?

Curing for Success Mod Podge works in a similar way; allow the decoupage medium to not only dry, but to cure for three days to a week before painting over it for best results. The more humid the air, the longer it takes both paint and decoupage medium to cure.

How do I get a smooth finish with Mod Podge?

For an ultra smooth surface, apply 4 to 5 coats of Mod Podge Hard Coat. When applying the coats, brush in one direction then the other and let dry between coats. Wet sand with #400 sandpaper and water. Sand finish lightly until ridges are flat and smooth.

Can I use Mod Podge instead of gesso?

No, it’s very different. Mod Podge is a sealer and an adhesive. Gesso is more like a primer. It’s a heavy acrylic=type paint that is used as a base coat for paper, canvas, and other porous surfaces.

What can I use instead of Mod Podge?

If you just can’t find Mod Podge where you live, look for PVA glue. It’s about the closest you can get. Frequently craft and art stores have PVA glue, but you may have to call around.