Asked on Jun 05, 2018

Can I use Modge Podge on foam board?

Kimberly Cox
by Kimberly Cox

I want to do a wall similar to the one in the photo, using family lake pictures but don't want it to mess up the wall if I don't like it. Foam board would be lightweight and easy to hang and remove when changing things up- unless I love it and it will stay as long as it lasts!! Wasn't sure if Modge Podge would work on foam but I want some sort of seal. Let me hear your opinions!


  13 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 05, 2018

    I don't see why Mod Podge would not work.............

  • Mary Luhn Mary Luhn on Jun 06, 2018

    It will definitely warp unless you use a spray mod podge.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 06, 2018

    Absolutely! Use ModPodge to cover the board, attach pictures, and seal the deal! Just don’t get too sloppy with it and use a ribbon or something to bind the edges. ☺️

  • Jackie Jackie on Jun 06, 2018

    You could also use a canvas board. It would not warp, it is light and would be easy to hang.



  • Janice Janice on Jun 06, 2018

    Yes it will work just fine on foam board. Great idea for when you want to move it to another area or give to another family member.

  • William William on Jun 06, 2018

    Won't harm the foam board at all. Go ahead and use it.

  • Emily Emily on Jun 06, 2018

    Yes, and you can also use Elmer's glue. Not necessary to use more expensive Mod Podge.

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Jun 06, 2018

    Good luck!!

  • V Smith V Smith on Jun 08, 2018

    I have found that it doesn't like water based products. I lined the back of my shelving units with wall paper, but I didn't want to make it permanent so I applied it to foamcore. Not a success. In the end I used spray adhesive and everything looks good and is holding up well. I may apply a different wall paper to the back sides so I can reverse the panels.

    On a different note, one Christmas I gave odd shaped gifts and made my own boxes out of foamcore. They were held together with good ol' white glue.

    I would suggest you buy a cheap piece of foamcore ($1 at Dollar Tree) and see how it holds up to the Modge Podge.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Jun 13, 2018

    I might do a clear coat matte finish instead of Modge Podge.

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jun 13, 2018

    you can buy a 5/pack bundle 48” x 96” of corrugated cardboard sheets at fastpack.net for $15.00 or maybe check Amazon.


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  • K K on Sep 27, 2019

    Sorry but It, absolutely, will warp!

    Even with one extremely thin coat of matte finish modge podge.