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Can You Use Mod Podge on Crocs?

Crocs are popular and super comfortable shoes, but some of them can be pretty plain. If you want to make your crocs stand out, maybe you want to paint them or attach a printed paper to create a design. In either case, using Mod Podge has probably crossed your mind.

So, can you use Mod Podge on crocs? Yes! You can absolutely use Mod Podge on crocs. It can work either as a sealant or as a decoupage to apply something to the surface. It is important to remember that Mod Podge is water-resistant, but not waterproof. If you want to make the croc waterproof, you will need an additional product.

Using Mod Podge on crocs is a pretty easy process. Mod Podge sticks to a ton of surfaces, crocs being one of them. The most important thing to remember is that you need to apply thin layers to reduce the chance of wrinkling and cracking when you actually wear the crocs.

How Do You Mod Podge Crocs?

First, you will want to make sure you are using a Mod Podge formula that will do the job you need it to. The best formula to use is going to be the outdoor formula because it is highly water-resistant. You can use regular gloss or matte Mod Podge as well, but you will need an additional sealant to make it water-resistant.

The way you use Mod Podge on crocs will depend on what you are planning on doing with them. If you want to paint the crocs and use the Mod Podge as a sealant, you will first need to apply the paint to the croc and wait for it to dry. It’s best to wait a minimum of 24 hours before applying Mod Podge on top of dried paint.

When you are sure that the paint is dry, you can start applying the Mod Podge. Apply the first layer very thin and make sure you are using even pressure across the whole surface. Wait at least an hour for that layer to dry before you add another layer to the surface. It is recommended that you add two layers minimum for the best protection.

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If you are wanting to decoupage your crocs, you will start by cleaning the surface of the croc and letting it dry completely. Next, tape off the parts of the croc where you don’t want to decoupage. This will help prevent you from getting your paper stuck to a part of the croc that you don’t want it.

I highly recommend this Mod Podge Decoupage Kit. It has everything you need to get started!

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It is best to work in small pieces as this will give you the best-looking result. Plan out where you want to put the paper and cut out pieces of the paper to best fit the section. When you have all the paper prepared, you can start gluing with the Mod Podge.

First, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the surface of the croc. Then, apply another thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the paper. Lay the paper on the surface of the croc until the entire surface is covered. Let this dry for about 24 hours.

When the Mod Podge is dry, you are going to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the entire paper-covered surface. Let this layer dry for about an hour before you add a second layer. After your second layer is dry, your crocs will be ready!

Can You Put Glitter Mod Podge on Crocs?

Glitter Mod Podge is an easy way to make your crocs shine without creating a huge glittery mess by using loose glitter. You just need to make sure the surface of your crocs are clean before you apply the Mod Podge so it adheres properly to the surface. 

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While you can put glitter Mod Podge on crocs, but this formula alone won’t be very resistant to water. It is best to apply a waterproof sealant on top of the glitter Mod Podge to prevent the product coming off the surface when you step in a puddle or get caught in the rain. 

Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge can be used as a waterproof sealant. This type of Mod Podge is usually applied to ceramics that will be going in the dishwasher.

Can I Use Mod Podge on Shoes?

You can use Mod Podge on several different types of shoes. The product will work on canvas shoes, plastic shoes, and leather shoes. Mod Podge makes it easy for you to take any shoe and add your own spin to it quickly and easily. 

Just like on crocs, you can use Mod Podge as a sealant for painted shoes or you can use it as a decoupage. You will follow the same instructions that are listed above. For leather and plastic shoes, you will want to use the outdoor formula, but canvas shoes will have a much better time with the fabric formula.

Is Mod Podge Waterproof?

Unfortunately, Mod Podge isn’t waterproof. The formula is water-resistant, so it can hold up against minimal exposure to water. If you plan on wearing your crocs outside, you should make sure you add a waterproof sealant on top of the Mod Podge to prevent clouding and peeling. When the product starts to cloud and peel, it will ruin all of your hard work.

As we mentioned above, the Dishwasher version of Mod Podge can be used to waterproof certain items. People use this type of Mod Podge on ceramics such as mugs, plates and other ceramic items. You can use this type of Mod Podge in the dishwasher, therefore making it waterproof.

If you don’t want to use the dishwasher Mod Podge, my tope recommendation is using Krylon Clear Sealant Spray. This works on any surface, and protects your paint from flaking, chipping, and even UV rays.

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How to Seal Crocs with Mod Podge

Sealing crocs with Mod Podge is an extremely easy process. After you are finished painting, you will need to wait for the paint to dry completely. If you try to apply the Mod Podge while the paint is still wet, the paint will bleed into the Mod Podge and make it look messy. It is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before sealing.

After the 24 hours has passed, you can start to apply the Mod Podge. With thin, even strokes, start brushing the Mod Podge onto the surface of the crocs. You want to avoid any drips or clumps because this will create peeling problems in the near future.

When the first layer is applied, let it dry for at least an hour. You can then apply a second layer of Mod Podge. You will also need to make sure you keep this layer thin and even. Since Mod Podge isn’t waterproof, you should consider adding an additional waterproof sealant on top of the Mod Podge if you plan on wearing them outside.

If you decide to add a waterproof sealant, make sure you give the Mod Podge plenty of time to dry before applying it. Just like with the paint, you should wait about 24 hours for the Mod Podge to completely cure before applying the waterproof layer.

Final Thoughts

There are so many reasons you might want to use Mod Podge on crocs, and the good news is that you can use it. Mod Podge adheres to so many different surfaces, and the material that crocs are made out of is one of them.

When you are applying Mod Podge to your crocs, it is important to keep your layers thin and even. This will prevent cracking and peeling when you walk, and it will also prevent drips that can easily rip off the surface and ruin your hard work. It is also important to remember that Mod Podge isn’t waterproof, so you will need an extra sealant if you plan to wear them outside.

Make sure to follow all my tips and recommended products to ensure your Mod Podge painted project turns out great! Also, don’t forget to check out my other articles for all your painting Q&A’s. Happy painting! 

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