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Username Post: Mod Podge drying times?        (Topic#292509)
SJ Queen of the Crop
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12-17-10 06:56 PM - Post#3655919    

For those of you who have used Mod Podge before, how long does it take to dry?

Mine says it can be recoated after 20 minutes, but that is isn't "cured" for 4 weeks.

It's to cover a piece of board I've put together to extend the organ music rack at church. If I'm going to do it, I need it finished for the service tomorrow morning, otherwise I won't try to do it for another week. It's painted with acrylic paint at the moment, which may be enough.

What do you think?

SJ Grand Poobah
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Reg: 10-28-08

12-17-10 07:44 PM - Post#3655981    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I find the layers are dry to the touch within 10 minutes or so.

SJ Diva
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12-17-10 10:19 PM - Post#3656331    
    In response to cjjohnson

I would mod podge it as it is dry to touch. When storing it you could make sure that it is not touching anything else just to be on the safe side.

Scrapjazz Contributor
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12-18-10 08:11 AM - Post#3656569    
    In response to Kazzam

As long as you don't put anything on it for those 4 weeks, it should be OK. I'm not sure if what you are coating is functional or just decorative. I've found that MP does dry to the touch in about 15-20 minutes, but it remains tacky for a long time (like those 4 weeks you mentioned). I hope I've answered your question.


12-18-10 10:30 AM - Post#3656681    
    In response to Scrapjanny

I ususally wait an hour in between coats, just to be sure it is dry. Yes it will stay a bit sticky for a while like the 4 weeks.

SJ Queen of the Crop
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12-18-10 06:28 PM - Post#3657075    
    In response to Dianna

Oh thanks for the advice folks.

No, it's in use at least twice a week, so I can't afford to take it out of the church for 4 weeks. I've painted it with brown acrylic on the side visible to the congregation (the same colour as the organ), and the side that the organist sees is blue book-binders' fabric. I can't even think of a way of decorating it (on the blue side) which won't get in the way of the music, so I've left it plain and functional.

I'd take photos but it isn't really very exciting! I might snap it on the organ in use later on.

SJ Diva
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12-26-10 10:56 PM - Post#3664222    
    In response to RedSquirrel

If you want to protect the acrylic paint, my suggestion is to use an acrylic sealer or polyurethane varnish...you can get it in a spray can too.

SJ Queen of the Crop
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12-27-10 02:31 AM - Post#3664252    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Thanks Sharon, I'll bear that in mind. I think I'll see how it wears. If it still looks good in a few weeks, I might leave it well alone. If not, I'll give it another coat and seal it properly.

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