I painted on a mug with acrylic paint and I wanted to seal it with mod podge but it took all the paint off. Why is it doing this and is

I painted on a mug with acrylic paint and I wanted to seal it with mod podge but it took all the paint off. Why is it doing this and is there something else I can do instead?

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  1. Sounds like the typical problems that afflict those who make the mistake of putting a petroleum based product over a water based product. Since you aren’t giving me the technical details, I will assume it is this that is the problem. You can paint oil over acrylic, but you can’t paint acrylic over oil. The nature of oil paint is the oil. Oil does dry after enough time. BUt truth is, oil paint never totally dries. It just dries enough that it could be used on canvas as a medium until the day that we discover acrylic. You further more complicate this equation by painting on a ceramic mug. Ceramic is made of clay. Clay which contains enough granules of glass to melt into a solid form once it has been fired at 2000 degrees for 12 hours. Ceramic, being primarily melted glass, is going to be next to impossible to paint on. What you need to do is take that mug to a ceramics workshop, and buy some ceramic paint, paint it, then fire it in a kiln overnight for 12 hours at 1600 to 2000 degrees. If you try to paint this glass, it will only flake off, peel off, or melt off when exposed to petroleum-based products. It would be an expensive option to find a paint that would stick to those glassy-smooth sides. It just doesn’t exist. Even airplane paint wouldn’t work. Sorry. Thing to do is to buy a mug with your text already fired in.

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  2. I’m not sure why Mod Podge would strip off your paint, unless your painting was not quite dry yet or you’re saying you peeled the MP off and it peeled the paint off along with it (which would totally happen). Well, possibly the heat of hot tea could do it.
    Acrylic isn’t so good on ceramic, it peels right off, and MP is no better as it’s an acrylic sealer. That said though, I’ve had decent luck painting acrylic on an electric toothbrush (slick plastic and no chance of the acrylic staying on there with regular use), but varnished with spar varnish.
    I still don’t think those are good choices for paints for a ceramic mug where you’ll put hot liquids. But they might be your least-bad choices. There are acrylic paints rated for higher temperatures, but if you’re like me you probably don’t want another set of paints. Good luck.

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  3. I did a complete floor to ceiling mural in a bathroom. The owner loved it, but he said the dark walls now made his white toilet/toilet tank, and white pedestal sink stick out too much visually, so could I paint them to match? I explained acrylic paint did not adhere well to ceramics, but he insisted and said he would not hold me responsible if the paint peeled away from the bathroom fixtures.
    So first I put a base coat of spray can Kilz on the toilet, toilet tank, and sink, and then painted them to match the walls. That was 2002, and they are still there, unchanged.
    I don’t know if Kilz is toxic or not, so you may not want to put a ceramic cup to your mouth every mornin…

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