How do I re-use older Mod Podge, is that possible??

Stuart Brooks
by Stuart Brooks
  15 answers
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 09, 2020

    Hi Stuart! If that's what you were asking in your other question, then, yes you can. It show be about the consistency of white glue. In fact some people mix their own from Elmer's glue and water. Good luck and stay well!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 09, 2020



  • Yes, just add some water and give it a good shake.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 09, 2020

    If it gets too thick add water a little at a time, keep stirring to make an even solution.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Apr 09, 2020

    Add water and shake or stir well to revive the old Mod Podge.

  • If it's too thick, add a little water and stir.

  • Beth Beth on Apr 09, 2020

    If it has gotten gummed up, you can add water and stir as others have said. If it's beyond useable, which it shouldn't be, but it can happen, you could try making your own mod podge:

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 09, 2020

    Yes it can be thinned with water, but if it’s lumpy the clotted glue clumps might need to be scooped out.

  • Exactly what Vimarhonor said

  • Ladybug Ladybug on Apr 09, 2020

    Thin with water but to take lumps out run through make a strainer made from old wire like wide mess screen wire or chicken wire. Work, but worth it..

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 09, 2020

    Hi Stuart, take add a bit of water and shake really good, then check for lumps that could ruin your projects. Let us know how it turns out!

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Apr 13, 2020

    Try adding a little water.

  • Sherry Hill Sherry Hill on Apr 19, 2023

    As long as it hasn't begun to yellow, you can add water. I personally use distilled water because we have a well. Also, if it's lumpy, I put it in an old blender and run it on the highest setting for a minute or two. It is smooth and ready to use. Also note that the amount of water you use will depend on the thickness the Mod Podge has become. Good luck!

  • Peibeguming Peibeguming on Mar 19, 2024

    Thanks for the tip! Reusing older Mod Podge is totally possible.

  • Teeniefyre Teeniefyre on Mar 19, 2024

    Thanks for the helpful advice on reusing Mod Podge. It's great to know that it's possible to extend the life of our crafting supplies by adjusting the consistency. I'll definitely keep that in mind for my future projects.

    On the topic of reusing and repurposing, have you ever considered giving old furniture a second chance? It's a fantastic way to add character to your space while also being environmentally conscious. Plus, there's something incredibly satisfying about transforming something old into something new and beautiful.

    If you're ever looking for some creative ideas on how to use mod podge. I recently came across a tutorial that might pique your interest. It's filled with tips and tricks for getting the most out of this versatile adhesive.