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Modge Podge vs White Glue

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Nancy Spencer Carlson Last reply on Nov 16, 2016

I'm pretty cheap (and don't have a craft store handy). Can I use watered down white glue in place of Modge Podge? I'm revamping a table by adding a larger plywood top, and am going to cover it with old hymn book pages.

Finally got the perfect sized table for my small trailer dining room.  Now want to cover the top.
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  • Linda
    Linda Ontonagon, MI
    on Jul 17, 2013

    You know if you use glue and water or Modge Podge, you can varnish over the top. I have done that.

  • Lora (Howard) Cotton
    Lora (Howard) Cotton Richmond, TX
    on Jul 17, 2013

    Nancy, who says you need a craft store? WalMart carries ModPodge too!

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson Longview, TX
    on Jul 17, 2013

    Car not available this week, and to get to WallyWorld I'd definitely need one. Besides, I try to avoid that place. ;-)

  • Judy
    Judy Holly, MI
    on Jul 18, 2013

    Nancy, I tend to avoid WalMart, too (due to my own views on the company), but sometimes it's necessary. If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can get free shipping on lots of stuff, including ModPodge in the Gallon size. I find lots of crafty stuff, along with other necessities, so the yearly fee is worth it for me. :)

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson Longview, TX
    on Jul 18, 2013

    Amazon Prime is something I really should do, because not only would it save on shipping, it would also save on the actual cost of products, in my experience. Just another thing to do... ;-)

  • Maggie Hugie
    Maggie Hugie Salt Lake City, UT
    on Jan 28, 2015

    I use a mixture of about 2/3rds white glue (like Elmers) and 1/3 water. I always use a water based polyurethane sealer over the top. On a table I would probably use 5 or 6 coats of the sealer just to make sure everything is waterproof and it makes clean up easy since you can wipe the table down with a damp sponge. You can also wax over the polyurethane to give it a nice polished finish. P.S. I grew up in Bedford Mass.

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson Longview, TX
    on Jan 28, 2015

    I never did get this table made. Turns out I we inherited my mil's mcm gray formica table. And then we moved! Now that I think of it, this table base is now covered with a 24x46" piece of plywood, primed for another project that didn't happen, and covered with a table cloth until I get the bug to cover the top with something more permanent. One can never tell about me!

  • Jessie
    Jessie United Kingdom
    on Jan 28, 2015

    What is mod podge? I'm from UK ☺️

  • Maggie Hugie
    Maggie Hugie Salt Lake City, UT
    on Jan 28, 2015

    I lived at 107 Springs Road Nancy, it was one of the farmhouses built before the Revolutionary War. Bedford was a wonderful sleepy little town when I was there. I am sure its changed but I hope you enjoy it.

  • Maggie Hugie
    Maggie Hugie Salt Lake City, UT
    on Jan 29, 2015

    Thanks Nancy, please wave at the old place the next time you pass by. I have lots of projects going too.

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