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Glues and Pastes

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Waster-based Glues and Pastes


Description

Glues, Pastes and Adhesives may be natural or synthetic and most are either water or solvent based.


Note: Washable, mainly water-based adhesives are safe for children to use and suitable for most work involving bare wood, paper and card. Non-porous or painted surfaces may need the application of a Hot Glue Gun or solvent-based adhesive or other adhesive which is set by a chemical reaction


Features and Applications

Glue Sticks are convenient for sticking flat pieces of paper together and will usually grab instantly.

Water-based PVA type adhesive is good for general use and is non-toxic so safe to use. Unfinished bare card and wood are quickly glued using PVA but some work may need holding together for 10-15mins using weights, paper clips, pegs or Bulldog clips etc. Alternatively, for flat areas, PVA glue can be set with a hot iron.

PVA can also be watered down and mixed with water-based paints to be used as a modelling medium or glaze. It can also be used in building as a binding agent when plastering for example. Watered down it can be used as an alternative to wallpaper paste for Papier-mâché work

More complex wood joints should use the higher strength PVA wood glue. Joints need holding together using a Sash Cramp or 'G' Cramp and perhaps left overnight to set. PVA wood glue is available for both interior and exterior use.


DT Online Buyers' Guide
Pritt Stick Glue Solid Washable Non-Toxic Standard, 11 g - Pack of 10 Kores Universal Adhesive Glue Eco Glue extra Strong, 125 ml, transparent Proops 10 Plastic PVA Glue Spreaders Pink & Green. (S7300) Craft Planet 0.5 L 193 x 142 mm PVA School Glue, Transparent Evostik WOOD ADHESIVE RESIN W 1 LITRE 715615 Evostik WOOD ADHESIVE WEATHER PROOF 1L 717916 Everbuild CONPVA5 Contractors PVA 5Kg Wallpaper Paste, 12 Pint Pack, New Super Strong Formula Solvite Paste the Wall Wallpaper Paste Sachet, 5 Rolls
Pritt Stick Glue Solid Washable Non-Toxic Standard, 11 g - Pack of 10 Kores Universal Adhesive Glue Eco Glue extra Strong, 125 ml, transparent Proops 10 Plastic PVA Glue Spreaders Pink & Green. (S7300) Craft Planet 0.5 L 193 x 142 mm PVA School Glue, Transparent Evostik WOOD ADHESIVE RESIN W 1 LITRE 715615 Evostik WOOD ADHESIVE WEATHER PROOF 1L 717916 Everbuild CONPVA5 Contractors PVA 5Kg Wallpaper Paste, 12 Pint Pack, New Super Strong Formula Solvite Paste the Wall Wallpaper Paste Sachet, 5 Rolls