Before you start your next do it yourself project make sure that you have the correct glue for your project to ensure your project will not fall apart from the adhesive not working. This guide will help you pick the correct glue for your type of project, depending on what type of materials you are using, if the DIY is being done by children or adults.
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Small double-sided pieces of tape designed to be used on photographs and paper to allow for a controlled application of glue that will not leak or damage photographs and do not leave residue when removed. Glue dots are ideal for scrapbooking and card making.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Designed to apply a thin layer of glue over a large area, spray adhesive is best used for mounting paper or photographs, or to temporary hold stencils. Photograph safe, spray adhesive allows some time to re-position before the glue sets, and it can be applied to hold paper or photographs onto on paper, walls, canvas, wood, glass, and paper. Use in a well-ventilated area and cover nearby items, as you would with spray paint, that you do not wish to be covered with adhesive.
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A heated glue that dries clear and provides a strong bond to plastic, paper, organic materials, fabrics, and ceramics. Use caution when using the hot glue or metal tip of the gun can cause skin burns as the glue and gun get very hot. Various types of glue are sold in stick forms that can be used either in high-temperature or low-temperature glue guns. One of the major advantages of using a glue gun is the glue sets very quickly.
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A flexible liquid glue that is similar to E6000. It allows for a flexible bond that often is designed to be washed by hand or at times in a washing machine. Used typically on gluing pillow edges, decorating clothing, or for other fabric related crafts.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Super Glue (also known as Krazy Glue*)
Similar to epoxy super glue does not have the two part application of the activator and hardener. Super glue provides a very strong bond on metal, glass, plastic, and ceramic.
*Krazy glue is a specific brand of super glue.
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Wood Glue (also known as Gorilla Glue*)
Wood glue provides a very strong adhesive on wood that dries yellow or white and is waterproof. This glue expands slightly when it dries, and can be sanded, painted or stained.
*Gorilla glue is a specific brand of wood glue.