Q:

Does Mod Podge come out of fabrics?

A:

Quick Answer

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.

Know More
Does Mod Podge come out of fabrics?
Credit: yardenxanthe CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

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
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the best way to clean up gas spills?

    A:

    The first step in cleaning up a gas spill is to absorb it with a clay-type cat litter, sand, baking soda or a commercial absorbent. After the gas has been soaked up, contact a local fire department to find out the rules about disposing of this type of material because rules vary depending on the state.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the best way to clean hardwood floors?

    A:

    Weekly cleaning of hardwood floors is best performed with an electrostatic dust mop that is effective at picking up dirt, dust, pet hair and dander. Over time, an electrostatic dust mop doesn't effectively remove all oil, dirt and grime buildup.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some examples of cleaning schedules?

    A:

    An example of a cleaning schedule is a weekly chart with small chores that need to be done on each day, such as wiping down walls on Wednesdays and cleaning the bathrooms on Thursdays. Cleaning schedules can be broken up in any intervals and can be customized to each home's needs.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you clean practically anything?

    A:

    Castile soap, baking soda, vinegar and water are cleaners that remove dirt and grime from most surfaces in just a few moments. A bucket or sink, microfiber cloths and a clean dry cloth, such as a towel, are necessary cleaning supplies.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore