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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Plaid Outdoor Paint, Outdoor ModPodge and tools

Reported by Erika Martin

I’ve loved to paint since I was a little girl. When I got older and discovered acrylic paints, a whole new world opened up for me. I especially like painting on wood and terracotta so that I can put my creations outside, but having the right paints and sealer was always a problem for me. When the opportunity came up for me to try out the new line of FolkArt Outdoor Paints and Outdoor ModPodge sealer by Plaid, I was all over it.

Plaid sent a very generous package to play with. They sent their FolkArt Outdoor Paints, the Outdoor ModPodge sealer, some patterned paper, a variety of brushes, the and ModPodge Professional tool set as well as a wooden bird house to paint.

What I noticed first off about the paint was that each of the bottles had a small birdhouse sticker on it in the color of the paint. I keep my paints in a basket with the tops facing up, so having these little stickers on the top will not only help me to see what colors I have, but it will also help me to know where my outdoor acrylics are.

When I squirted some of the paint onto my palette, I liked how thick the paint came out. Many of the acrylic paints I’ve used in the past didn’t have the thickness that the FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Paint does. I mixed a couple of the paints together to create a lighter shade of the blue paint that Plaid sent me. It mixed really well and I liked the feel on the brush.

The Plaid website says this about their FolkArt line of Outdoor Acrylic paints:

“Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Includes 2 – 2 ounce bottles of Wicker White and Engine Red, 6 – .44 ounce pots of primary colors and 24 – .16 ounce pots of outdoor trend colors. Cures in 48 hours.”

I did need two coats of the paint to cover the birdhouse, but this is typical for most acrylic paints, actually, other brands of paint have required three coats on wood, so this was definitely a plus for me. The paint glided smoothly over the base of the birdhouse even though I didn’t sand it before I started. There really is a great feeling to having brand new brushes and these brushes didn’t disappoint.

The packaging on the brushes is fantastic. Very informative. On the back of each package is a picture of each brush, as well as a description of the type of brush and its uses. I have painted for years, but to be honest, I usually pick brushes that look like they’ll work for what I want to do. It’s nice to have the actual uses and recommendations listed on the back of the packaging. I found uses for some of these brushes that I didn’t realize were there just by reading the back.

The paint, even though it was rather thick, dried fairly quickly. I painted The edges of the roof and the undersides. I also did some green paint around the bottom and then added some grass detail which needed a few coats and complete drying in between coats to cover the blue paint underneath.
A 1.25 inch “Spouncer” was included in the Mod Podge Tool set of brushes and this is something I’ve seen in the craft stores but had never purchased before. This brush is billed as great for stenciling, basic sponge painting and napkin applique on glass. I used it to create the clouds on my bird house, and now I’m in love with it. I have always liked to add clouds to scenes that I’ve painted but it’s been tricky to get the wispy and whimsical look that I like. With the Spouncer, I got just what I wanted.
I added a sun where the hole in the bird house was located.

I used some of the patterned paper that Plaid sent me to cut out the flowers to use as embellishments on my bird house. I used the Outdoor ModPodge (which I never knew existed until Plaid sent it, even though I’ve used ModPodge for years) as a glue to tack down my flowers. One of the many things that I love about ModPodge is that most of their products can not only be used as a sealer but also as a glue. It’s a great all-in-one product. I used the glue brush included in the Tool set of brushes to apply the ModPodge and found that it covered the area very well. It also washed out easily from the brush when I put it under the faucet.

Another product that was new to me was the Squeegee contained in the ModPodge Professional Tool Set. For years, I’ve used an old credit card, and while I had some success with those, they didn’t even compare to the flawless way the Squeegee flattened out the paper and took out any air bubbles contained under the paper.

I do a lot of collage work and mixed media with ModPodge and paper and I know that this Squeegee is gong to be a much used tool for many of my projects.

There were no air bubbles whatsoever left under my paper flowers. All of them laid flat after going over them with the Squeegee and the paper also didn’t buckle.

The Plaid website also states:

“The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.”

I decided to cover the roof of the bird house with patterned paperm so I used the glue brush to coat the roof. In the past, I’ve tried to put a thinner coat of ModPodge on my projects because of the air bubbles and buckling, but the packaging promised: “The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess.” So, I gave it a try.

The brayer is not like the regular rubber brayer that stampers and crafters use. The brayer has more of a hard plastic feel rather than a rubber feel. I was a bit skeptical, but DANG! It sure did its job. No muss, no fuss, even with the thicker coat of ModPodge that I put on the roof cover. It distributed the ModPodge underneath evenly. It pressed out the air bubbles, and I got a smooth and flat surface with no bubbling. I’ve used my rubber brayer on previous projects and they just didn’t get the same results that this one did. I’ll definitely be pulling this tool out to use on all my ModPodge projects with paper, including the canvases I like to work on.

I did some more decorative touches on my bird house with the Outdoor Acrylic paint to finish it off and then it was time to seal my entire creation. I used the Plaid Sponge brush to apply my Outdoor ModPodge. I also used the #8 Flat Brush from the ModPodge Brush Tool Set to get into the tight corners under the roof.

The ModPodge dried quickly and I applied another coat on top. I allowed the second coat to dry completely before I added a third and final coat. I made sure to follow the directions on the bottle to allow a full 15 minutes for each coat to dry before applying the next one.

Since I’m going to be putting the bird house in my garden, I wanted to make sure that it had good protection before going out in the elements.

It’s also important to allow the ModPodge to fully cure, dry and seal your project for 72 hours before putting it out in the elements. I’ve had my bird house outside through a couple rainstorms now and it’s shown no problems at all with the paper holding tight or the sealer deteriorating.

In the next couple of months, I’m going to take the advice of the directions for use on the bottle and reapply a couple more coats of the ModPodge to preserve my project. The bottle advises: “Reapplication every several months will help preserve your project.”

The one thing that I would change about how my bird house turned out is that I probably would have used a different brush to apply the ModPodge as my sealer. I found that because the ModPodge is so thick that it showed the texture of the sponge brush that I used to apply it. Depending on how you want your sealer to look when it dries, I’d suggest using a couple different brushes to figure out what you want your finish to look like.

Plaid’s website states about the Outdoor ModPodge:

“This waterbase sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors! Seals and protects wood, terra cotta, slate, tin and more. Dries fast & clear.”

Next on my list of projects to try the Outdoor ModPodge and FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Paints will be an old head board that I found on the side of the road that I plan to use as a greeting sign to put at the end of our deck, as well as some terracotta pots that I have on my deck to use with herbs. If they work as well as they did on my bird house, then I know I’ll have no issues at all.

Pros:

  • Paints have identifying stickers on top to mark them as outdoor paint and also to indicate color.
  • Paints are thick and truly opaque.
  • The paints blend just like regular acrylic paints do.
  • Paint is UV and weather resistant.
  • The paint is self-sealing – HUGE PLUS!
  • Paint can be used on a variety of surfaces such as unpainted or painted metal, tin, terracotta, wood, stone and concrete.
  • Outdoor ModPodge can be used as a glue, sealer and finish.
  • Outdoor ModPodge seals and protects wood, terracotta, slate, tin and more.
  • Brush packaging shows photos of brushes, gives descriptions and suggested uses.
  • ModPodge tools (brayer and squeegee) deliver exactly what the packaging advertises.

Cons:

  • The available color line of FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic paints isn’t very large, though you can blend colors if needed.
  • Not entirely a con but the Outdoor ModPodge is much thicker than other types of ModPodge so it can show brush strokes very visibly so trying out a few different types of brushes to get the texture you prefer for your project.

It was very hard to even come up with cons for these products. I have found that Plaid has never disappointed me with their product lines. I had never used the Outdoor Paint, Outdoor ModPodge, or brayer and squegee before, but just like other products that I’ve used in the past, they far surpassed my expectations and blew my skepticism away.

How about you…..have you used any of the tools or brushes from Plaid? Which one is your favorite? What kinds of projects have you created with the Outdoor paints? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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101 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Plaid Outdoor Paint, Outdoor ModPodge and tools

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    Megs June 15, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    This is one of my favorite crafts to do! I’d love to add to my mod podge accessories ๐Ÿ™‚ You can do so many things with Bird houses. I made bird house centerpieces for my wedding. All of them went to new homes, I even had to make one for myself because they were so popular! What a great gift idea too! Thanks for this contest ๐Ÿ™‚

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    StampinCarol June 15, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    I love your birdhouse! I made one for my step-daughter for Christmas with your paint. I added plastic flowers and a butterfly and did a bit of rubber stamping. Would love to win your paints!

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    Pam June 15, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    I have painted bird houses and clay pots and sealed them with Mod Podge, but never knew there was a “special” group of paints to use.
    What a great idea!!

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    99scrapper June 15, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    i just love using mod podge :O) i have never put my items outside tho. a birdhouse would be great to display outside instead of keeping it in the house, afraid it will get ruined! thanks for the chance to participate in this contest!

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    Danielle June 15, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    I am so excited to hear about these products! I am a new crafter, and one of the things that I am finding that I absolutely love is creating cute birdhouses for people. What a great contest! I’d love to win, to add to my favorite crafty supplies!

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    Pam Bray June 15, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    I have been a painter for years and have used several of these products on my lawn art and other projects. Mod Podge is a wonder product to use as a sealer as well as a glue. Love Mod Podge

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    Melanie June 15, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    I didn’t know about the outdoor paint! Cool! I would so love to win this set of goodies!

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    Debbie June 15, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    Love ModPodge! Have been waiting for the Plaid Outdoor Paint and Outdoor ModPodge to hit the market! Can’t wait to try it. Didn’t know about the tools, but will definitly look for them as well Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

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    orit June 15, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    I love painting on wood – i’ve made so many things and my favorite glue is the Mod Pedge (all kinds)and the paints. I didn’t knew about the outdoor stuff and I’m glad to hear about them.

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    Tammy Jackson June 15, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    You did a great job on your birdhouse! Looks like a fun project. I’ve used regular Mod Podge for lots of projects. It would be nice to try the outdoor kind.

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    patricia June 15, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I would love to try the outdoor ModPodge. I’ve been looking for it in the stores but can’t find it. I use ModPodge all the time for indoor stuff.

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    Michelle June 15, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    this is so timely! I have a wooden bird house, sitting behind me, just begging to be altered!
    I just finished a bride box using ModPodge. It came out beautiful!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a ModPodge package!!!

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    Tammy B June 15, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    love modge podge! been using it for years! we’re big terra cotta pot painters, but have always just used regular paint….doesn’t always work too well, glad to know there is an acrylic designed specifically for outside!

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    Irit Shalom June 15, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    I love plaid paints but the best part is the ourdoor sealer- this is great addition to the paints

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    Ruby June 15, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    I too love your birdhouse, very clever to use pattern paper on the roof, really gives it a ‘country’ look. You’ll probably have a fight among the birds to own it! haha! I have never tried my hand at this type of craft, but I too have some terracotte pots that cry out for some color!

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    newlyaddicted June 15, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    wow.. the birdhouse looks amazing!! i’m definitely going to have to start playing with plaid products

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    marin June 15, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    outdoor modpodge! brilliant!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I use regular modpodge to fill in things and seal them

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    Farida Rone June 15, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    OMG!!! This is wonderful set. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.
    Farida

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    connie June 15, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    I love your birdhouse. I have seen lots of alter birdhouses but I have not done any before. Hoping to win some so I can!

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    Molly June 15, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    Love the bird house. I have used ModPodge before but was unaware that they have outdoor product now. Thank you for the info and the chance to win.

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    rudie2shoes June 15, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I’ve never used a product like this before so I would love to try. OMG that birdhouse is so freaking adorable! It looks so professionally made, I can’t believe it!

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    Nancy Lynn June 15, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    I have never used an outdoor product like this but sure would like to. I have used the regular Mod Podge but the outdoor stuff is all new to me. Thanks for the chance to be able to try it out.

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    Iris June 15, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    I have never used Mod Podge but after seeing that cute bird house, I would like to try it. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris

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    Savannah O'Gwynn June 15, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I have not done much mod podging….but it always looks fun! My best friend from my hometown was really into it–and I would sit with her and watch her. I think I could start with a small bird house….or book cover…sounds like fun:) Thanks for the review!

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    Anita June 15, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    What fun products! Amazing bird house!

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    Kia June 15, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    That is a cute bird house and I never used dimensional products, but would love the chance!

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    Angie Hall Haviland June 15, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    OH WOW…Outdoor Modge Podge how FUN is that….imagine my husband’s surprise when he comes home to find that I’ve Altered the exterior of our home!!!!

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    Wende June 15, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I love the dimensional look. Adds so much to all of my projects. I would love to win this giveaway to put my spin on an outdoor birdhouse! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Linda June 15, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    WOW what an adorable little bird house!!
    I haven’t used this product but would love to try it out.

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    Axes DesigNs June 15, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Love the bird house!! and all the mod podge products.. I add mod podge matte to my last creation two days ago!!!! love-it!

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    AlteredbyMe June 15, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I love the Plaid paints. Their outdoor paints are they best you can find

    arlene

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    Jessica Wekenman June 15, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Yes! I absolutely love my Mod Podge! I also buy all of Plaid’s acrylic paints, and love them! This would truly be a wonderful prize to win!

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    joan June 15, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Love your mod podge, but have never tried the outdoor paint. I make gourd birdhouses and I think that would be the greatest for me.

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    Donna June 15, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Love your birdhouse. I’ve used Mod Podge before but I never knew they made an outdoor version. I love the way your birdhouse turned out. I’ve used dimensional things on cards before but never anything outdoors. This would make it much easier to those types of projects!

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    My Angel June 15, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I didn’t know you had the outdoor paint line. Would love to do a bird house for my garden. THanks for the chance to win this set of Products.

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    Patchi June 15, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Thank you for this great review! I just bought a ModPodge sampler pack and I was wondering if the outdoors glue really means outdoors… You’ve given me great ideas!

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    Brenda June 15, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I have never used any of the Plaid products before…but I sure will know. The brushes and the mod podge seem to work so great together. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Stephanie Smith June 15, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I just bought some Modge Podge the other day. Hope to play with it a little very soon.

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    Tamara June 15, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    wow! I had no idea there were outdoor paints and outdoor modge podge. I absolutely love painting terra cotta pots, and this is a product I will have to add to my stash.

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    Scrapycandy June 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    I wish I had this when I was making my birdhouse. This is really a cute project! and this paint is welcome news! ModPodge really is important for the longevity of any project. I need to try their new stuff.

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    Marsh730 June 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    I love the outdoors, gardening etc. Didn’t know about Mod Podge outdoors. I can see what I will be doing this summer. I love to paint flower pots, birdhouses and anything else I can find and am glad I found this product. Thanks for sharing!

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    SusanE June 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this product. Birdhouses are so much fun to get creative with. And I liked her idea of creating a welcome sign from an old headboard.

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    Louchia June 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    I never done it before! But with a lot of free time this summer, this might be a project for rainy days!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    wilcoxdesigns June 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    I have a “thing” for birdhouses and love the one you did! Would love to win and try these products for myself.

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    GrammaR June 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I haven’t done anything like this. Years and years ago I did tole painting in 4H (I lasted only a year). Maybe with this I wouldn’t have to do all those complicated strokes! It would be fun to try!

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    Dragonlady June 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    I have used the Plaid outdoor paint before and I loved it. I have not used the tools and brushes or the outdoor Mod Podge before, however, I would love to….the birdhouse I used and put outside has been out for several years, I sprayed it well with clear acrylic….
    Brenda

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    rush8888 June 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    assuming you are talking about the dimensional magic, i enjoy using it to highlight words. i adhere a word under one of those glass stones, then i attach the magnet with the same stuff!

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    June June 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    First of all, the birdhouse is beautiful!!!! I didn’t realize that plaid had outdoor paint and just learned about the outdoor mod podge!! I can’t wait to use it on my birdhouses, so that they will last longer!!!! Thanks for all the helpful information!!

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    sucor June 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    I’ve used regular Mod Podge for various projects. I didn’t know there were products for outdoor use. It would be nice to try them.

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    Colleen June 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Very cute birdhouse. I just heard about the outdoor modpodge last week and am trying to find some for a 4-H project.

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    Samantha T. June 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I had no idea there was an outdoor mod podge. I learn something new every day!

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    Tricia June 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    What a great project! I have never used a dimensional product like this – would love to try it!

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    Pat June 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    I am so impressed with the birdhouse and it would be so fun to work with. I have not used the dimensional ModPodge, but it really excites me. I think that I would just love it!

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    Jenny Gibson June 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I would love to try these new product. I love the birdhouse.

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    Just this... Alice June 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Having used Plaid outdoor paint for many projects, I must say I have never been disappointed with the product. When my daughter got married we painted numerous flower pots in her colors to use for decorations and they still look great after 7+ years.I even used it to paint a beach scene on an old window for my daughters birthday recently and it turned out great.It did require the two coats mentioned. I love this product. Thanks for the entry in your contest.

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    dawnymae June 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Wow!! am i glad ive learned about Plaid, this looks to be a fantastic set, looks like im saving up again, i gotta have it. fantastic

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    Brittney June 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I love your birdhouse!

    I used modpdoge on Halloween wood carving (which I made into a trat basket). It’s super cute and I love the dimension – and the modpodge worked perfectly!

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    Nancy June 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I Love to pain Terra Cotta Pots. I can’t wait to try the New Outdoor Products. Thanks for offering the Giveaway!!
    Nancy
    http://www.coeurdalenegifts.com

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    Back Porch Smiles June 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    I love mod podge!! I so need the tools – I don’t like wrinkles!!
    Thank you!

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    Mary Friederichsen June 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Your Birdhouse is ADORABLE!

    I have used a concrete paint before on terra cotta pots and sealed them with modPage. However I never ealized that there was an outdoor one.
    I will look for that as I would love to do the birdhouses.
    I have done birdhouse but have used wine corks, this would be more colorful and be so cute outside! Maybe it would get our birds to stop nesting in the eveas of our house and into their own!
    Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway!

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    Suzette June 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win these awesome products from Plaid!!! Love all the projects and reviews on the products.

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    StampinCathy June 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    All the projects are just amazing and so creative. I love that you can get the chalkboard paint in small bottles. I’ve made some birdcages and little birds for gifts one year. Thanks for a chance.

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    dazey June 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Great job on the birdhouse! It is adorable. I’m going to have to add outdoor ModPodge + those tools to my crafty shopping list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cindy June 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I’ve never tried anything like this and would LOVE to do so. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Melody (lacyquilter) June 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Outdoors ModPodge sounds like a fabulous product.

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    StacyC June 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Love Mod Podge and painting…. Glad they make the outdoor line…

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    Janette June 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    I love that birdhouse. I haven’t tried outdoor Mod Podge yet, but I LOVE my regular mod podge, and I am sure it is comparable!

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    Janet Z June 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    I’ve never used any of these products so thanks for sharing.

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    blurooferika June 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    I often use a dimensional adhesive to give projects more oomph! I didn’t know Mod Podge had one out.

    I really need that squeegie to press out the bubbles in my adhered, since that’s what frustrates me most about using mod podge and paper–the puckering! Would love to give their brayer a run-through as well.

    PS: birdhouse is adorable and I’m so impressed you can use the paper on it and have it outside!

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    Alison June 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Seriously, Mod Podge is one of the greatest inventions ever! I would love to get my hands on the outdoor version, and those nifty tools.

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    Tona June 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Ihaven’t used this companies tools or paints before but i have used another companies outdoor paints & they held up fairly well. I would like to try this paint. It’s appears to be good quality.

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    Bel June 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    I have used Glossy Accents before and love the dimension it gives, and especially how it can keep things like microbeads and glitter down for good. I’d love to have these Modge Podge products to try on an outdoors project! Thanks for the opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Julie.G June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    So cute…love the little bird house…Would love to add the Mod Podge tools to my collection. Thanks so much.
    Julie G.

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    Tina Brooks June 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Thanks for the review! The bird house is SO cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    MJ June 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    What a cute birdhouse! thanks for sharing

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    Adree1 June 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Erika, you did a great job on that birdhouse for just trying out products. It looks wonderful! I hope you get many years of use from it–

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    Lindsey June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    This looks awesome! I will have to see if these are available in Canada. (I haven’t seen them in any of the craft stores I go to…)

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    gobarb26 June 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    I have used ModPodge on many projects including decoupage photo boxes, Christmas ornaments, frames, tile coasters and much more. I didn’t know that they even made ModPodge for outdoor use. I wonder if I could use it for my tile coasters to seal them. I think the tools look great and so did the birdhouse. I have a bunch of them just waiting to paint. Would love to paint them with Plaid outdoor acrylics! Thanks for the information.

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    jacki June 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    i’ve used mod podge for years and love it! there’s really nothing else quite like it. i would just love to win this little package of goodies – i will soon have lots of time to play with it all. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the chance.

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    karenz June 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    I am excited to try!!!!! never tried yet

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    Rebecca Ednie June 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    I really haven’t done too many outdoor projects but I was planning on making a porch sign for my mom so maybe I’ll use this for a sealer!

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    Erica Hettwer June 16, 2010 at 12:58 am #

    I’ve never used their tools or any of their outdoor paint, but I’d love to.

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    kadhy June 16, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    looks interestingโ€ฆ

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    Susan June 16, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    I love my Mod Podge!! I have and use regularly, matte, glossy and sparkle, and recently bought the glow-in-the-dark mod podge…outdoor could make the list!

    I LOVE the birdhouse you made, very pretty!

    but I am wondering why there is no dowel under the opening for a perch? kind of strange. Is the roof removable so you can clean out the previous year’s nest each spring? just curious.
    Susan

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    Amy June 16, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    This birdhouse is so cute! Thanks for your review.

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    Cheryl June 16, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Never knew that Plaid had outdoor paints. I would love to paint a birdhouse like that as here in the campground, it would add some color to our site. You always do the cutest things. Thanks Erika.
    Cheryl Sims

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    craftymom205 June 16, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Love the Mod Podge. It works great.

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    Heather June 16, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    I made a chip board book for my new nephew and had a lot of fun. I did learn about using ModPodge thru this project and would use some different techniques next time. I had bubbbling of paper (which I now know to use their tools, how neat!) and my brush marks showed also. Thank you showing the outdoor ModPodge and tools, I will have to try those!

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    Rebecca June 16, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    That bird house is awesome! The only Plaid product I have used so far is Mod Podge. Thanks for the chance to try out some others!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Rebecca Keppel

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    Shannon McCrory June 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I have always been a huge fan of everything mod podge! I am very excited to hear about these new items. Your birdhouse is very cute, and I am going to have to try the new products out! =)

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    camille June 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I have used a product from the hardware store with stencils,had an OK result, this however looks amazing…right tools for the right job!

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    Btrflywmn June 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I love this bird house. My kids would love this project. I have never used plaid products. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Karla Anderson June 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I have not usewd the outdoor products but I would love to give them a try – I have several outdoor projects in my head but now maybe I can complete them .

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    MisfitGirl June 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    I’ve never used an outdoor product like this, but I do love Mod Podge. The birdhouse is just so adorable, and makes me want to try it!

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    Kim Dellow June 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    totally love your birdhouse. This is wonderful. I decoupaged a tea tray a while back using PVA, this was before I had discovered Mod Podge. The PVA worked fine but I think the finish with Mod Podge would have been better. Kim

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    Justme June 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    OH That is fun, painting birdhouses and those paints work as well as more expensive acrylic paints too, and SO MANY colors, great for tole painting or painting many of your wood, paper and household crafting, I love to dry brush with it too, it’s a lovely look and now that they have TOOLS WOW I’d love to try those! I can’t get out to shop so I don’t see all of the new things anymore and can only shop online. I bet you had so much fun! I love birdhouses.
    Donna
    blue5ft3 at aol dot com

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    Anonymous June 16, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    I love the outdoor Modpodge, it hold up really good. I like the thicker texture of the new paints,not alot of choice but its good

    kathy

    breezway500@yahoo.com

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    Judy B. June 17, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    I have used Mod Podge on many paper crafts but would like to try this outdoor one. Those tools would be great to use also-anything to make the job easier!!

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    Jen June 17, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Wow, your birdhouse is fabulous with all that vibrant color! I haven’t used any of the outdoor products…yet, but certainly have used modge podge on many projects! What would I do without the ease of using modge podge…love it!!!

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    Jodee June 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Love this project! Would love to try these goodies!

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    Loressa D. Dodson April 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    I love to paint and do all kinds of craft’s! !! ur birdhouse is sooo gorgeous! I’m re doing some of mine for my mom!