Mod Podge easily comes out of fabrics with water if it's still wet and with petroleum jelly if it has dried. There are other types of decoupage glues on the market, which may have different recommendations for removing unwanted glue but, typically, the same steps apply to other types of glue as well.Continue Reading
If craft time creates something of a mess with the Mod Podge glue, it's actually easy to clean up. If the glue is still wet, a wet wash cloth should wipe it right off. In some cases, adding a bit of dish soap will help loosen any stubborn residue. Dawn dish soap seems to work the best. If the Mod Podge is dry, start by scraping off any blobs until the hard glue comes off completely. From there, rub a little petroleum jelly into the stain, and rinse it with warm or hot water, whichever the fabric's care instructions recommend. If the jelly does not remove the stain, try Dawn dish soap. Do not dry the shirt until the stain disappears completely.
The same steps work if Mod Podge gets on furniture, tables, or other surface items. If it falls on a hard surface, sanding helps smooth out any rough edges left by the glue. Sometimes sanding isn't an option, so in that case, a good scrub with warm water and dish soap should alleviate any stains.Learn more about Cleaning
To make your own Mod Podge, mix equal parts white craft glue and water, and store in a lidded container. This formula results in a less shiny finish that camouflages brush strokes more easily than real Mod Podge, according to the Make Your Own Zone craft blog. Other blogs, such as The Artful Parent and Mod Podge Rocks, suggest that homemade Mod Podge mixtures do not work as well as real Mod Podge on many projects.Full Answer >
Homemade mod podge is made with either a glue or flour base. The flour-based recipe requires cooking while the glue-based recipe only requires mixing ingredients together. Mod podge is an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish for decoupage projects.Full Answer >
To clean microfiber fabrics, use a stiff brush to loosen the dirt, and brush it away. Vacuuming the fabric also works to remove dirt. Treat any spills right away by wiping them up with a microfiber cloth that is slightly damp. Baby wipes may also be used to do quick spot cleaning before stains set.Full Answer >
To eliminate dust mites, one must remove all unnecessary fabrics, upholstery and carpeting, and clean the home regularly. Using air conditioning and anti-allergen bedding also reduces dust mites in the home.Full Answer >