Choose the Right Craft Glue for Your Project
There are many different types of craft glue on the market today. When creating a craft that requires glue, you want to make sure the glue you use is the correct glue for the project. Sometimes when the wrong glue is used, the craft project does not turn out right or does not stay together the way you had intended. The following is an overview of the craft glues available and their uses. I own every one of them and can personally attest to their uses.
Types of Craft Glue
Tacky Glue is one of the most versatile types of glue. The original Tacky Glue dries clear and can be used for a variety of projects. This type of glue can be used on wood, ceramics, jewelry, paper, plastic, leather, suede, Styrofoam and many other surfaces. Tacky Glue can also be used for scrap-booking projects. This type of glue is not intended for use on clothes or other washable materials.
Wood glue is specifically formulated to work on different types of wood. This type of glue doesn’t dry fast, and it is usually best to use clamps to hold your project together until the glue dries. Wood glue can be used on paper and some other materials, but it is not highly recommended.
Felt and foam glue is formulated to work on, you guessed it, felt and craft foam. This type of glue can help you stick felt or craft foam to any surface including; wood, plastic, metal and other surfaces.
Stop fraying glue is used to stop the fraying of fabrics. This glue dries clear and it is soft and flexible after it has dried. The glue holds up after repeated washings.
Hot glue can be used for a large variety of crafting projects. This type of glue can be used on wood, fabrics, artificial flowers, beads, metals, and many other crafting materials. It can be used to hold plastic canvas projects together and is a great glue to use during wreath making. If you plan on using hot glue often, I highly recommend a battery operated glue gun like this one. It is much easier to use without a pesky cord getting in the way.
Rubber cement can be used for cut and paste artwork. It can be used on photographs without harming them. It also makes a good book binder if you make homemade book covers.
Glue sticks can be used for a variety of crafting projects. They are easy for children to use and keep the mess to a minimum. This type of glue can be used for paper crafts and scrap-booking.
E6000 is an industrial strength glue perfect for crafts that need to be stuck for good like china or clay. It is waterproof and paintable, but use this glue in a well ventilated area. The fumes can be harmful.
Before you use any glue on a project, make sure you have the right type of glue for that task. The right glue will help your craft stay together and hold up over time.
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