How to Clean Up Mod Podge Glue From Tables

Mod Podge is a medium used for decoupaging, which involves adhering paper or fabric to a surface to easily transform a piece of furniture, pair of shoes or even a picture frame. Mod Podge is easy to use and even easier to clean up. Don't let drips or spills from this nontoxic, glue-like liquid give you stress if it lands on your table while you're crafting.

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Soap and a towel are all you need to clean up Mod Podge.

Wet Mod Podge

Step 1

Wipe Mod Podge spills up right when they occur with a damp towel.

Step 2

Add some liquid dish soap to the towel, and wipe the soapy towel on the stained area to completely clean the Mod Podge from the table.

Step 3

Wipe the area again with a dry towel to remove any excess moisture from the table.

Dried Mod Podge

Step 1

Wet a towel, and place it on top of the dried Mod Podge. Allow it to sit for an hour to soften the glue.

Step 2

Scrape the Mod Podge with your fingernail to remove the still-hard areas, or use the curved part of a plastic spoon to gently remove the Mod Podge that is still on the table. Use caution when doing this on a metal table so you don't scratch the surface.

Step 3

Wipe the area with a damp towel to remove all the Mod Podge remnants. Wipe again with a dry towel to prevent water from damaging or warping the surface of the table.


Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.