Asked on Dec 20, 2015

Mod Podge

Sharon SeiberDiane BlankHeather Pauley
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I have never worked with Mod Podge, so what kind of a brush should I use to apply it? I know, dumb question, but I am new to the game!


17 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Dec 20, 2015

    Nothing is a dumb question.I used a sponge brush on my project as it helps spread the glue around.

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnson
    on Dec 20, 2015

    Think of mod podge as clear acrylic paint. So you can literally use anything depending on what type of strokes you want in it. If you want a painting effect use paint brushes. You can use any type of some as well. For a smoother finish use a regular chiselled sponge brush. For more texture apply in thicker layers, let dry, then apply more layers and repeat until desired effect is accomplished. BTW you can use Elmer's glue instead of mod podge as well! Whichever way you go test it out first to make sure you have the right look. Hope this helps! 😊

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnson
    on Dec 20, 2015

    Sorry for they typo.... You can use any type of sponge* as well.

  • MN Mom
    MN Mom
    on Dec 20, 2015

    Sponge brushes work great for a smooth texture. If you want more texutre for your craft, try using a brush. I agree with Stephanie that regular Elmer's school glue works great too as it dries clear and is less expensive!

  • Linda
    Linda
    on Dec 20, 2015

    Just about any kind of brush will work. Just be sure to clean it up with soap and water when you are done.

  • Mary Proffitt
    Mary Proffitt
    on Dec 20, 2015

    sponge brush gives a smoother application

  • Linda
    Linda
    on Dec 21, 2015

    I've always used a sponge brush.

  • Sharon Seiber
    Sharon Seiber
    on Dec 21, 2015

    I appreciate the answers, especially about the Elmer's glue. I am covering a stand in my son's bathroom with a vinyl paper, so any other suggestions about application is always helpful for a newbie!

  • Carol Walters
    Carol Walters
    on Dec 21, 2015

    Ssponge/foam applicators work the best, take your time and you will have streak-free mod podge

  • LD
    LD
    on Dec 21, 2015

    Here's a link to an "How To".

  • Sharon Seiber
    Sharon Seiber
    on Dec 22, 2015

    All these wonderful women taking their time to help a "newbie".

  • Snapoutofit
    Snapoutofit
    on Dec 22, 2015

    I use those inexpensive foam brushes. Life is too short to have to rinse out modge podge from a brush.

    • Sharon Seiber
      Sharon Seiber
      on Dec 23, 2015

      @Snapoutofit I picked up a whole pack of them at the Dollar tree, so should be good to go if I can get the Christmas thingy over soon! heh heh

  • Heather Pauley
    Heather Pauley
    on Dec 22, 2015

    Hi! Not a dumb question at all. I don't use a brush at all but instead use a sponge "brush". It doesn't leave stroke marks. Hope that helps!

  • Sharon Seiber
    Sharon Seiber
    on Dec 22, 2015

    I went out and got a package of sponge brushes from Dollar tree, and 2 bottles of Elmers. Got the Mod Poge a couple of days ago, so hope I am good to go! heh heh Thanks everyone!

  • Diane Blank
    Diane Blank
    on Dec 23, 2015

    I have used all sizes and types of brushes successfully. I select each brush based on the size of the project. I even have used my good artist paint brushes. As long as you do not allow them to dry with the mod podge on it and clean them thoroughly they will be just fine. My stiffer artist brushes do a much better job when I am using material vs paper. Have fun!

  • Sharon Seiber
    Sharon Seiber
    on Dec 24, 2015

    I will, Diane, and thanks!

  • Sharon Seiber
    Sharon Seiber
    on Dec 24, 2015

    All great answers.

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