How to Remove Decoupage or ModPodge from Clothing

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Dear Home Ec 101:
I recently made fabulous folders with pretty paper and also a great magnetic memo board with fabric on a silver tray all thanks to decoupage. But I’m a bit of a mess and the decoupage is all over my favorite yoga pants and a cute t-shirt. How can I get it out?
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how to remove decoupage or modpodge from clothing

Heather says:
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Luckily for you decoupage glues, like Mod Podge are fairly easy to remove. Scrape off as much as you can, then work plain petroleum jelly into the stain.  Remove the petroleum jelly with dishwashing liquid. I prefer Dawn (don’t get fancy, the original unscented formula is the best for situations like this). Use the hottest water tolerated by the fabric to rinse it clean.
Do not dry the articles of clothing until all traces of the stain have been removed.

Good luck!
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2 thoughts on “How to Remove Decoupage or ModPodge from Clothing”

  1. Two teachers and myself didn’t realize that mod podge wouldn’t come out in the washer and we washed our clothes and the dryer and it wasn’t until then that we realized our problem. Is there anything we can do now to get it out of our clothes?

    • I ran into the same problem.. luckily, it works the same way. The only problem you might face is that you have to work it in multiple times, as the key to getting the glue out is getting it wet again.


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