Have you ever noticed how many different glues are available for you to purchase?
It can be a bit mind boggling to figure out which one would be the best one to buy for your particular craft project.
I have used several different varieties of craft glue and have come to love a few different kinds which I now use extensively.
Here is my guide, straight from my craft room, to help you determine which craft glue to use for your next project:
This industrial strength glue is my go to whenever I need a strong durable bond. It works on glass, clay, rock, beads, fabric, ceramic, wood, glass and metal – really anything! It comes out of the tube a little thick so for smaller projects I insert a toothpick and apply a smaller amount of glue that way. I used this glue to make an outdoor sign. I glued branches to form a word to an old paddle. My husband thought it would never withstand the weather. I assured him that it would work perfectly with my E6000 glue and the sign is still in great condition after hanging outside for over a year – in all kinds of storms!
I first became a fan of Loctite when I used their construction adhesive to apply thin brick to our cabin wall. It was by far the quickest bonding and easiest to use construction adhesive that I have ever tried. I was also not disappointed with the Stik ‘N Seal Indoor Adhesive for craft projects. It provides a strong bond as well. This is a high strength acrylic that is solvent free and non toxic. I like to use this for smaller projects since it comes out of the tube a little creamier and in a smaller amount than the E6000.
3. Aleene’s All Purpose Tacky Glue:
For a great all-purpose tacky glue, Aleene’s is a great quality. I use this for a wide variety of craft projects where a strong bond is not necessary. It holds up very well!
I haven’t used any other kinds of styrofoam glue, but this Make It Fun: StyroGlue works really well for floral projects. It dries clear and forms and instant tacky bond making it easy to use.
5. Elmer’s Spray Adhesive:
I have been very happy with Elmer’s spray adhesive. The glue hasn’t clumped up on me and I have gotten a nice even spray. It has a very fast tack so you have to be a little careful when placing your photo or paper or other material. The glue is acid free, dries clear and resists bleed through.
6. Elmer’s Wood Glue:
Another Elmer’s product that I really like is their new formula interior Wood Glue. I found it to set very fast and provide a strong bond. It dries clear and is sandable and paintable – just perfect for those furniture makeovers!
I hope this guide helps you with the basics. I have relied on this set of glues for a huge variety of projects and they have done me well!