1.28.2015

3-Month Update/Review: Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge Projects!

As promised, here's my update on the two projects I did around three months ago using Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge! It's a relatively new product and I had a hard time finding reviews about its effectiveness, so I thought I'd share my experience.

I do want to note that I didn't actually put either project in the dishwasher, due to the nature of the projects (coasters, wood cutting boards). However, both frequently encounter liquids.

    Spice Up Your Cutting Boards DIY Project by Kels Shark     The Sweet Life DIY Coaster Project by Kels Shark

Cutting Boards
As you might recall, I applied a coat of DSMP over the paint on the board edges. The painted edges still look like they did when I first finished the project. I use these on a daily basis, always washing them after use with water, dish soap, and the soft side of a sponge. Water just rolls right off the edges. No issues!

Coaster Set
I was more nervous about this project because of the papers beneath the DSMP layer. However, they have held up well also! We also use these daily. I did notice that if I put a really hot drink down (i.e. a cup of tea while it's still steeping, so near boiling temperature), the bottom of the mug sometimes sticks slightly to the coaster surface. I just carefully extricate the cup when I notice this and haven't had any problems with permanent damage. Occasionally, rings of liquid end up forming on the surface - one had a coffee ring (looked like a stain) on it. However, even weeks later, I was able to just wipe it off with a damp cloth and there's no hint of the stain remaining.

The verdict? DSMP held up very nicely in both cases! I would definitely recommend it for these projects and any similar ones.

32 comments:

  1. Oooh yay! I was waiting for the update on this. I really want to make cute coasters when I get my own place.

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    1. Glad to hear it! Credit really goes to the reader who asked me how the DSMP worked out (on one of the project posts) - reminded me I hadn't done an update yet! :)

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  2. I'm glad your projects held up with this new type of Mod Podge! The cutting boards and coasters look so pretty!

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    1. Me too! I would've been so sad if it didn't work out!

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  3. I think it's great you did an update post!! Glad to hear the product held up with the mod podge :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  4. Ah! NO WAY you did these- those cutting boards are SO cute!!!! How long did the project take you in total? I hope you can come visit my bloggie now too. I style and interview ethical fashion brands! :D Looking forward to your visit.

    God bless,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Christine! The projects always take me longer than I'd like... haha. But I never time them so I have no clue. I'm happy to check out your blog! :)

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  5. Oooh I need to get my hands on this stuff ASAP - those cutting boards are so cute!

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  6. What fun projects. Mod Podge is seriously the best stuff to work with when crafting.

    Rae | love from berlin

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  7. I have wondered about this! I see so many tutorials for hand-dipped spoons or other things used in and around the kitchen, but there rarely is an update as to how these items fare with regular use, so thank you for posting! :)

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    1. Aww thanks for your comment, Mary! So glad the update was helpful! :)

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  8. This was helpful but I just wanna say I love your hair !! in the pic on the right .

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    1. Thanks, Karla! That was one of my favorite hair color combos! :)

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  9. I love that you painted your cutting boards, so cute and pretty!

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  10. omg!! those are adorable!! just like ones that you would see on pinterest and magazines!! love it!

    happy february!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Eep! What a super sweet compliment - thank you! :)

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  11. Thank you so much for your visit and for the compliment... yea those shorts took me FOR-EVAH, and I even had help. lol.

    Thank you for taking a stand against human trafficking! It is so important for people to take a stand in the capacity that they can. :)

    Following you on GFC & Bloglovin'. I hope you can follow me back now too! Either way, I look forward to your next visit!

    Blessings,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely! I love that you post about human rights issues. Looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)

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  12. The coasters are adorable. You did a great job on both :)

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  13. Oh love! You did great. The cutting boards are super cute

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  14. Dishwasher safe Mod Podge sounds amazing! I have never heard of it but will without a doubt be giving it a go now. Could help with so many of my little home craft projects. Loving the chopping board, so super cute! x

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    1. Indeed! I hadn't heard of it until I started googling some DIY projects and someone mentioned it in a cup-decorating project. I knew I had to try it out!

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  15. I love the result! Where can I buy something like this? :)

    Have a nice day, Kelsea! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Shaira! The Mod Podge or the finished products? Finished products you can make via the tutorials (just click on the images). Mod Podge is available in craft stores everywhere, though I'm not sure if the dishwasher safe version is offered at all of them. You can get it on Amazon too. :)

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