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Questions tagged [adhesives]

For questions regarding general glues, pastes and tapes.

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How to paste tissue paper onto thicker paper?

I have done a print in linocut on a piece of tissue paper. Now I want to paste it on a thicker paper. How I can paste tissue paper with a linocut print onto thicker paper?
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what could be used hanging object such as painting on wall without nails?

Is there any adhesive material through which we can hang painting and photo frames on wall without nails.Such that on removing it not damage the walls?
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I made a facial prosthetic out of air-dry clay, how would I attatch it?

The clay is by Crayola and is somewhat soft(?) when dried, what product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined as I worked really hard on it and it took me ...
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Is there a grade or type of paper that will take glue without wrinkling?

Most of the question is in the title: I'm trying to find a kind of paper that I can slather in wet glue without it wrinkling. I've seen this question - How can paper be glued to cardboard without ...
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Adhesive for small pebbles. [duplicate]

I'm going to build a small birdhouse and plan on having small pea sized gravel adhered to the outside walls. What is the best way to go for adhesive? Is there a good glue in a bottle that can ...
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Money clip rubber cement/hot glue?

My next project in my sewing group is a money clip. My question is whether I should use rubber cement or hot glue to attach the magnets that hold the clip onto the money? If it helps the magnets are ...
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Type of adhesive to use to attach seashells to a frame already glued to a wall [duplicate]

Some of the hot glued shells have fallen off the frame. I didn’t sand the frame since it has the color/finish I like and I don’t want to “cover” the frame entirely. I used Tacky craft glue but it ...
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Alternatives to Spirit Gum?

Spirit Gum is a brush on liquid adhesive used for attaching prosthetics, and other special effects to the body without harming the skin or the prosthetic. However, stores only carry it around ...
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Capiz Shell table top

I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make a table top with a mosaic of capiz shell. I have quite a lot left from making a chandelier style lampshade and I thought an accent table might be nice....
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Stencil on wood issue

I have a board that I stained and poly’d and now am having trouble with the final step. I have script alphabet stencils and can’t seem to find a great way to use them. I have stencil brushes and am ...
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Adhesive for applying keyboard keys to wood

I have a mosaic made of keyboard keys that I made by gluing the keys to a piece of cardboard. After some time, the cardboard has begun to warp under the weight of the affixed keys. I now have a ...
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Historical glue from beeswax and stone meal?

During my search for a way to mount a metal spearhead (iron) to a wooden shaft (ash) with acceptable historical correctness, I stumbled upon a short note (german only, sorry) speaking of a glue made ...
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Which glue should I use to bond sea shells to steel and/or stone? [duplicate]

What kind of glue should I use to glue sea shells to steel and sea shells to stone? These will be displayed outside. I have tried a hot glue gun but it doesn't do well outside.
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Attaching wood to glass?

I want to make a floor/plateau in a glass terrarium. A dwarf hamster will use it, so they're not very heavy, but I'd like to be able to place some things like a small food dish, maybe some ...
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what is best used to “contour” a flat artists canvas

I want to make 3d shapes of my own making to stick onto a canvas as a base for a mood board. Does anyone know what is the best way of going about it?
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What is the best way to apply felt to wood?

I have multiple projects I am working on that are mounted on pieces of wood. I was planning on putting felt on the back of the wood so that they do not scratch the wall when they are hung or mounted ...
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Paper Bridge Project

I am an engineering student and, for my final project this semester, I have to build a paper bridge. I plan to use rubber cement to glue the tubes of my bridge, but I want to use something else to ...
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Effective adhesive material to splice cardboard shipping boxes? [closed]

I want to splice two cardboard shipping boxes to make a bigger shipping box. Is using hot-melt glue a fast, strong-holding, and cheap way? Which type should I use? The pre-applied adhesive under the ...
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Which spray adhesive should I use to temporarily glue a laminated piece of paper to plastic?

I want to apply laminated piece of paper as an arcade machine video game controller cover but I want to later be able to remove it cleanly from the controller. There are a ton of spray adhesives but ...
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How can I attach balloon decorations to a painted wall?

I have attached 5 balloons together to create a balloon flower and need to stick it up on a wall with a painted surface. I have tried putty, tape, glue dots without any success. It will stay on the ...
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Gluing metal to glass

What type of glue is ideal for gluing metal to glass? The metal piece is fairly heavy. The glass sheet will lay vertical such that the adhesive will have to contend with gravity (weight of the metal ...
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How to apply rubber to wood?

I have a pair of wooden geta I bought from Tokyo and would like to wear them outside. I tend to scuff all my shoes when I walk, regardless of shoe type, and I would really like to preserve these shoes ...
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How to deal with warped paper after drying? [duplicate]

I made a painting with acrylic paint (strong type) on paper. I think it's around 150 g/m², so it is not necessary a paper which is impossible to use for acrylic paintings. I'm using it to make quick ...
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What is the best way of sticking card to a book front?

I need to stick a piece of card 5" x 4" to the front of a smooth surfaced cardboard guest book. The card will need to be a permanent fit. What is the best glue to use and how can the job be done? I ...
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Glue recommendations [closed]

I do a lot of glueing. What is the cheapest per ounce glue? I like Gorilla glue, but it tends to solidify in the container way before I can use it all. Thanks. I would be gluing non-wood items ...
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What kind of glue to use for **large area** paper to wood that is visible while wet?

I am having trouble getting a gluing process that I like for large surfaces. I need to attach wrapping paper to 4'x8' sheets of plywood. For small paper-to-wood gluing, wood glue works great. For ...
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Fasteners other than Hook and Loop

I am looking for fastener options to attach 2 fabrics and also keep them detachable. I am working on an adjustable knee brace so small hook and loop patches are a good option but they are difficult to ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

I want to make super thick invitation cards. When I use white glue, it looks great for a day but then it starts curling. Any idea what I can use ?
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How can I remove glue from leather without ruining the leather?

We've been doing some leather work and we're using super glue to hold the edges together uniformly before stitching for a better hold. The issue I keep having is that if there is any glue residue on ...
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Will Cyanoacyrlates damage plastic?

I have been reading up on Cyanoacrylate, commonly sold in the US as "Krazy Glue or "Super Glue", because I want to to use to repair small plastic part on either toys or appliances due to it's strong ...
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Papier maché with toilet paper

I have been looking at instructions for DIY hamster toys and equipment. It's recommended not to use newspapers for hamster projects because one doesn't want the hamster to injest the ink. (Hamsters ...
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Proper glue to adhere laser printed paper to glass beads

The setup: Trying to make custom fridge magnets that are a large glass bead (with flat bottom), printed paper circle with text or image, then a magnet. So... Glass Adhesive Paper (printed side up) ...
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Lickable glue for handmade envelopes (gum arabic)

I am looking for a way to put down a strip of adhesive on the tab of handmade envelopes. I would like to have the adhesive remain dry on the envelope and only become tacky when it is licked/moistened--...
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Which adhesives work well when gluing vinyl to plastic?

I am looking to glue some vinyl tablecloth material (the type you can buy anywhere in France as it is waterproof and usually left out on garden tables) to a plastic swing bin. Does anyone know which ...
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Best way to attach EVA decals onto a stretchy synthetic fabric?

I have bought a stretchy synthetic body suit and want to attach decals from EVA foam and possibly fake leather onto the suit. The decals vary from large pieces of fabric and foam to small iron-on like ...
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Glue/Stick printed labels/stickers onto fabric

I have boxes made from MDF which is covered with some fabric. I'd like to print stickers / labels and stick / glue them onto those boxes (and thus onto the fabric). I do have an inkjet printer ...
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Remove duct tape adhesive residue from fabric

I have an article of clothing that had duct tape on it at one point, but after pulling off the duct tape residue remains. I've debated buying Goo Gone but I am worried about discoloration. The ...
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How to adhere adhesive to glazed ceramic?

I make decorative "flower" plates layering different shapes & sizes to be hung on a wall or attached to a post in the garden, Each weighs approx 4- 5 lbs. I use either metal heavy duty picture ...
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Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

When making things that go in bottles (primarily beer), I want to add labels to the bottles. I like the look of matte paper labels such as those found on fancy wine bottles, but I'm having difficulty ...
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Glue for leather parts

I want to glue pieces of leather together, but I am looking for a glue that won't burn the leather or make it rigid. The glue will be applied on the edges, for a few millimeters long(4-5mm). Can ...
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What will permanently fill the hollow backs of alloy pendants?

I have two crescent shaped 3" alloy pendants with hollow backs (like a scooped out avocado). I want to fill the hollows, insert a two-pronged hairpin between them and attach the pendants back to back. ...
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Painting a flag without paint bleeding

Background story: I bought a 3'x5' cotton flag and I painted it as seen in the photo. I made a mockup in photoshop and used a big T-square and pencil to sketch the shape of the numbers. They turned ...
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Making 50th Anniversary Invitations - Card Stock won't work in printer

I'm trying to create my own 50th Anniversary invitations for my parents and I'm running into issues where my laser printer won't accept the card stock I got. It said it would, but I've tried and tried ...
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I want to glue shells onto a mirror frame which is very old, dark wood, varnished. What glue should I use?

Gluing shells onto a frame made of wood covered in varnish.
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How to glue stones and shells to burlap-covered wood?

I bought a oval, finished piece of wood, then I covered it with burlap. My issue now is which kind of glue should I use to hold my glass stones and shells on it? I have my glue gun , this what I used ...
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best adhesive for foam

Best adhesive for glueing these back to back to make a double ply.
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Applying custom decals to plastic figures

I'm having trouble getting decals to stick on action figures. Decals can be a decent alternative to painting, as they take much less skill to apply. But I find certain edges or corners won't stay put,...
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How can I decorate paper on mug or plate?

I remember when I was in school and the teacher gave us just newspaper. We cut words from it and decorated our mug or plate. I don't remember how we glued or adhered to the plate or mug so it was ...
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Sports fan: Need economical ideas for alphabet t-shirts

We are seven friends planning to watch a sports game, and we are trying to get seven t-shirts that has the letters F E D E R E R. Buying them online seems expensive, and where it's cheaper you need to ...
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Is epoxy a reasonable adhesive choice for repairing pottery?

I need to repair a cracked pottery bowl - an epoxy seems like a reasonable choice since there are some gaps of around 1mm width. The material seems fairly porous, and is maybe 3-4mm thick. Obviously ...