Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Glue Guide - An Adhesive for Every Project

After elementary school we realize there are more types of glue than the glue sticks or bottles of school glue. Do you know which type of glue is best for your project? There are so many choices.

  • Elmer's School Glue: A washable, no-run glue that is easy to use and stays where you put it. It is safe, non-toxic and washable, so accidental messes mean easy clean-up!
  • Elmer's China and Glass Glue: Creates a clear, non-toxic bond for glass, ceramics, pottery and china that is also dishwasher-safe. Sets in one minute, making multi-piece repairs easier, and reaches full strength in two-three days.
  • Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue:  All-purpose crafting glue can be used on everything from florals to foam and wood to ceramics. Its clear gel formula lets you see where you're applying glue for perfect projects every time. Low-odor.
  • Aleene's Super Tack Tacky Glue: This super thick, super tacky glue is a great alternative to the glue gun! Formulated to hold heavy, hard-to-hold projects. Fast tack - not an instant set, but instant hold. 
  • Glue Sticks/Hot Glue Gun: For use with hobby or craft projects such as the assembly or repair of remote control foam model aircraft and artificial floral arrangements, hot-melt sticks and hot-melt glue guns are used in the application of the adhesive.
  • Gorilla Glue: industrial holding power and versatility. Water activated, it expands into materials to form an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything. Gorilla Glue is your solution for almost any project or repair. It’s 100% waterproof, safe for indoor and outdoor use and strong enough to stand up to the elements. Plus, its expansion allows it to penetrate the glued surface for a superior bond. Sand it, paint it, stain it.
  • Beacon  Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive: Bonds fabric, wood, leather, lace, suede, tile, felt, pearls & gems (except for those with a silver coating on back) plaster, glass, trims, canvas, ribbons, hats, & much more. Ideal for creating dolls, pillows, stuffed animals, wreaths, dried floral arrangements, picture frames, ornaments, gift and jewelry boxes, lampshades, upholstery, drapes, handbags, shoes, bridal headpieces, party favors, and many other projects. Won't stain or soak into fabrics. Perfect for hems, seams and other clothing repairs. Prevents fraying and maintains its strength through countless washings. 
  • Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue: crystal clear, instant grab and fast drying. Ideal for floral, wood, cork, glitter beads, trim, foam, cardboard and more. Precision applicator tip makes application easy and precise.
  • Beacon 527 Multi Use Glue: strong adhesive for metal, jewelry, tile, ceramics, china, leather, glass, cork, and wood. Dries clear and is waterproof. Clean with acetone while glue is wet.
  • E6000: high performance adhesive with industrial strength for wood, fabric, leather, glass, metal and ceramic. This is waterproof, dries clear and is paintable. It is washer and dryer safe.

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