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Re: [TER] Modge-Podge

From: Roger Books <books@m...>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 13:33:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [TER] Modge-Podge

On 25-Aug-99 at 13:31, Tim Jones ( wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >It is a liquid.  As far as I can tell it's a good quality white
> >glue that has been thinned with water and is sold in bulk.  You
> >could probably accomplish the same thing by cutting normal white
> >glue about by adding about 1/3 water.  It probably wouldn't be
> >as inexpensive though.
> Thanks Roger - I found out that ~ 50/50 PVA/Water is equivalent to 
> to Modge Podge and that its designed for Decoupage.
> Modge Podge also needs sealing as it dries tacky.

Not in my experience, although it does take awhile to dry.  When
it goes clear it is dry and not in the least tacky.

One possible problem if you don't seal it is that it is water soluble,
it takes a long time soaking but eventually it will dissolve.

> I'm still convinced that using some fibre such as tissue as
> a laminate would be a *lot* stronger than just the sealant if
> its only thinned PVA. 

Well, if strength is a concern then I would start looking into
fiberglass.  It isn't that difficult, although the sanding would
be a nuisance.


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