Perfect Storage Solutions with Super Glue

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Add shelves to a regular storage closet, give an updated look to an old shelving unit, or build your own set of bookshelves. Most of these DIY projects are easy to accomplish in an afternoon, and add extra storage space to help organize and omit clutter. Many of these projects can be achieved with the help of different Super Glue Corporation products.

DIY Storage Closets

There is always room for more storage. You can build this DIY large, freestanding storage cabinet in one afternoon. You can use to store things in your garage or home. Build it 18 inches deep, 24 inches wide and 72 inches tall with adjustable shelves if you would like to make it more versatile. Adhesives such as Super Glue Thread locker (add a hyperlink http://www.supergluecorp.com/?q=super-glue/job-specific/red-permanent-thread-locker) or Zap CA (add a hyperlink http://www.supergluecorp.com/?q=zap/zap-ca ) can help reinforce shelving, if necessary.

Maximize every square inch of your home with this great home addition for added storage. Rework your storage closet and be inspired by lifestyle blogger Destiny Alfonso as she talks DIY, decor and entertaining on her blog Just Destiny.

DIY Wall Storage

An excellent and creative storage is crucial to any home and any family. We often forget that the easiest method to create storage is to use the vertical space in your home.  Here are three simple and creative DIY wall storage ideas that we simply adore. Personalize them with your touch and never lose sight of your thing.

Repurpose Old Items

Using simple materials such as paint, leftover magazine or wrapping paper scraps and your choice of adhesive (double sided tape, craft adhesives), you can transform your old, drab shelves. Create this beautiful accent to any room in your house. The possibilities are endless; your imagination is the key.

This shelf is one of the most customizable DIY project there is because you can use whatever wooden box you can get or have at hand. You can combine both old and new wooden boxes to add visual interest. You can customize the shelf by adding your own art or pops of favorite color.

DIY Bathroom Storage

Who doesn’t need more storage space in their bathroom? Get creative with these clever tips that will help you take advantage of every square inch so you can keep your bathroom supplies tidy, well organized, and close at hand.

Avoid a wet, messy vanity with this solution. By mounting neodymium magnets on a mounting strip with super glue, you can easily create a toothbrush holder. Or, to make things even easier,  take a look at our Super Klips.

DIY Pet Storage Station

Is your dog’s gear taking over the house? Try your hand at this organizational craft! Just a few supplies and a lot of fun is all you’ll need for this new dog-essential storage station! Grab a foam brush, white acrylic paint, wooden block (suggested 13′ L x 1” W x 2.5′ H), cup hooks or Super Klips, plastic dog figurines, and saw tooth picture hangers to recreate this organizational wonder.

Further References

http://blog.homedepot.com/diy-bookshelves-in-home-office-makeover/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/build-large-storage-closet-21442.html

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2016/01/jewelry-storage-mirror-diy.html

http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/diy-pet-storage-station/92759

Mending Broken Dishes with Dishwasher Safe Super Glue

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Broken cup

Have you ever broken one of your favorite dishes and felt like you had to throw it out? While it may hurt to see one of your favorite dishes broken, it’s something that you can easily fix on your own, and, with dishwasher safe super glue, your dish will be almost as good as new.

Here’s a quick look at dishwasher safe super glue and how it can help you repair broken dishes in no time.

 Dishwasher Safe Super Glue

Dishwasher safe super glue is an adhesive that instantly bonds glass, tinted glass, crystal, stained glass, glass to metal, and more. The crystal clear formula creates invisible repairs and requires no clamping. Dishwasher safe super glue is both water and heat resistant.

Dishwasher safe super glue works best on:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass to glass
  • Stained glass
  • Crystal
  • Glass to metal
  • Tinted glass

For best results, surfaces should be clean and dry, and the damaged parts should mate well.

Repairing Your Dishes

The toughest part about gluing something, like a broken china dish, is holding the pieces together while the glue dries. Cases like this are a perfect application for strong adhesives, such as dishwasher safe super glue.

Trace a continuous bead of super glue adhesive along one of the broken edges. Press the two pieces together and hold them in place for 15-60 seconds. The formerly broken pieces will now stay in place. For the best bond, however, allow the super glue adhesive to cure for 24 hours before putting the repaired piece to use.

Cleaning

Cleaning off super glue with acetone.

Before Using Your Mended Dishes

Before using your dishes after mending them, it is important that you are aware that dishwasher safe super glue separates at a lower temperature (180 degrees F). Boiling water on a super glue bond or a touch with a torch flame will separate it.

You should also be careful about how you store your super glue, as super glues are acrylic resin that rapidly polymerize in the presence of moisture/water. Because the presence of moisture causes the glue to set, exposure to moisture in the air can cause a tube or bottle of glue to become unusable if opened for too long or not in an air tight bottle. To extend the life of an unopened bottle, keep it in the refrigerator.

To learn more about our range of Super Glue Corporation products, check out our Products page.

Christmas Preparation- Building Your Own Christmas Wonderland

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With fall, the air is nippy and leaves are falling, and you may find yourself digging up your Christmas lights out of storage. If so, you’re not alone. Over the years, it seems there has been a dramatic shift from simply enjoying Christmas to wildly decorating your home into a festive wonder. Instead of breaking the bank this year, forego the Christmas decorations to save a few bucks. Create a range of outdoor Christmas DIY decorations that are not only unique, but will look stunningly festive. From upcycling old bottles, to using Christmas lights in ways you’ve never thought before, we have seven amazing DIY Christmas decoration ideas below to help you build your own Christmas Wonderland!

Budget-Friendly Christmas Luminaries

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xmas decoration, candles

If you’ve got some steps or a walkway leading to your house, then you’ll absolutely love this idea! Light up the pathway during the evening with these inexpensive luminaries. Simply head over to your local dollar store for some large glass vases or old ones already in your house, and pick up a few large candles and faux snow while you’re at it. Position the vases outside atop bundles of fir and add a thick layer of faux snow. Atop the snow, put in a large candle and sprinkle fake cranberries around it for a festive finish! How to details: here.

 Simple Garage Door Christmas Tree

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If you’re looking for a decoration that will really attract attention to your house this holiday season, look no further. Grab a string or two of Christmas lights, some hooks or Super Klips, a few ornaments, a bow, and some fishing line. Give your garage door a wash and use the Klips and lights to create the outline of a Christmas tree. Once the outline is finished, use the fishing line to hang up the ornaments and attach the bow at the top of the tree – you can use HandiTAK for the bow. For security, you can add adhesive to plant the ornaments in place. At night, plug in the lights and see your once plain garage light up with holiday spirit! Project details: here.

Stunning Pinecone Garland with Ornaments

Pine cone decorations for the front door

Pine cone decorations for the front door

Pine cones bring festive to the holiday season. Simply iconic for Christmas trees, adding these accents are a great way to bring a more natural look into your Christmas décor. To create a stunning garland to adorn your front door or garage with, take your pinecone garland and some festive ornaments. Grab some wire and use it to loop through the ornament holes and secure each ornament onto the pine cone garland. Once done, get some removable adhesive Super Klip hooks and secure the garland around your door frame for an absolutely picturesque finish to your entrance way! Project details: here.

Festive Reused Flower Pots

xmas pot decorations.

xmas pot decorations.

Hold off on tossing those flower pots and planters. Instead of leaving them to the trash or to gather dust, bring them out to help decorate your house’s exterior in preparation for the holidays. Give these planters a festive look with the help of some wood, pine cones, and fir trimmings to fill them with. At the bottom (especially if it’s a tall pot) put in stuffers such as paper bags to add height and volume. Once done, align your wood around the edges and stuff the fir trimmings inside. Then add pine cones throughout for a complete look and you’re finished. Place these around those empty spaces on decks and porches during the holiday time. Project details: here.

Christmas in a Beer Bin

xmas beer bin decoration

xmas beer bin decoration

Re-purpose large beer buckets for a stunning porch decoration! All you need is a beer bucket, firewood, trimmed pine tree branches and old strings of lights. This is a great way to use those lights that have one or two shorted out as well. To complete the look, arrange the firewood and branches for the base of the bin. Next, mix in the lights and toss in an ornament or two. Project details: here.

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Not sure what to do with those extra tomato cages during the winter time? A set of tiered, exquisitely lit and truly beautiful homemade Christmas trees topped with red ribbons can truly build a magical scene in your yard. To make this gorgeous tree display, gather together three tomato cage, some colorful string lights, strands of wired unlit garland, bows and zip ties. This classic home décor element adds a whimsical touch and goes a long way to save those huge bucks you would otherwise spend on expensive store-bought items. If you need to secure your decorations a bit more, strong adhesives or HandiTAK can help. Project Details: here.

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Forego spending dollars on Christmas decorations for your front porch. Instead, gather loads of pine cones, tall branches and fir trimmings. Go through your storage for winter gear such as an old sled. Use fir trimmings to line your door with and attach them together for a garland-esque appearance. Next, grab some old pots and set one on each side of your entrance way. Add in some dirt and stick in your branches. Adorn these branches with pine cones and Christmas lights. You can also add random bows and add a sign or two for a complete front porch that’s ready for the holidays! Remember to use adhesive hooks such as Super Klips to keep decoration linings in place. Project details: here.

No matter your budget, you can get into the Christmas spirit with some simple and cost effective decorations courtesy of your surrounds and Super Glue products.

Further References

 http://cutediyprojects.com/diy/save-money-creating-outdoor-christmas-decorations/

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/outdoor-decorations/holiday-inspired-outdoor-decorating-that-lasts/?sssdmh=dm17.564063&esrc=nwdc113011&email=1469919422#page=19

HandiTAK: The Perfect Craft Companion

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Green christmas candles and decoration

Have you been looking for an adhesive that will make crafting easier? Are you looking for something that will allow you to stick the pieces of your project together, while still allowing you the freedom of moving the pieces around? Then HandiTAK might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

 What is HandiTAK?

HandiTAK is a reusable adhesive that replaces tape, pushpins, and tacks. It works on most surfaces and is great for securing pictures, keys, pens, and lots of other items. HandiTAK is also non-toxic, and acid and lignin free. Simply knead a small piece of HandiTAK into a ball, place it between surfaces to be fastened and press firmly.

HandiTAK works best on/for:

  • China
  • Greeting cards
  • Party decorations
  • Straightening pictures
  • Vases
  • Crystal
  • Notes
  • Posters
  • Telephone pads

HandiTAK Craft Ideas

 

Perfect Bridesmaid
This folksy and quirky bridal-shower belle is constructed from household tools that a young couple will appreciate. Build one for a party centerpiece—it just takes a little creativity and a trip to a home store. This creation comes from the folks over at Woman’s Day.

What you’ll need:

  • Ironing board
  • Wire
  • Heavy-duty tape
  • Mop
  • Apron
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • Gloves
  • Tissue
  • Round baking pan
  • HandiTAK
  • 2 tart pans
  • 2 bars of soap
  • A cork
  • Bath beads
  • Fake pearl necklace
  • Brushes
  • Net sponges
  • Ribbon
  • Trash can or bucket
  • Rocks or canned goods

Instructions:

  1. Lay ironing board face down. Use wire or heavy-duty tape to attach a dust mop to the back of the board, with mop “hair” at the board’s narrow end.
  2. Turn board over and tie apron around it, ending with the strings hanging in the front.
  3. Attach wooden spoons for arms to the ironing-board cover with wire (poke wire through cover and twist around spoons).
  4. Stuff gloves with tissue, and place one over the end of each spoon. Use straight pins to fasten gloves to the apron.
  5. Attach a pan for a face by tightly taping it from side to side around the back of the ironing board and under the dust mop hair.
  6. Use HandiTAK to secure tart pan eyes to the face, then to hold soap inside each eye. Also use HandiTAK to secure a cork nose and a bath bead mouth.
  7. Make a bouquet of brushes, net sponge, and ribbon. Secure the bouquet with rubber bands. Attach the bouquet to the front of the doll, using the apron strings to hold it in place.
  8. Place laundry bag over the hair as a veil, and add fake pearls under the head. Finished doll can be propped upright in a bucket or trash can weighted with rocks or canned goods.

Candle Decoration
A super easy and fun craft project is decorating pillar candles. A great way to decorate pillar candles in the summer is to use starfish, as was chosen by the original crafter, Deb, over at The Inspired Trader’s Vintage Voice. This adult craft idea makes an upscale table decoration for evening dinning or wedding décor, and, when your event is done, you can use these candles around the house. While Deb suggests using miniature starfish in the original post (they’re available on her website), feel free to use an alternative decoration if starfish aren’t a personal favorite of yours.

What you’ll need:

  • Candle or candles
  • Starfish (or other decorations)
  • Glue Gun
  • Multi temp glue sticks
  • HandiTAK
  • Pencil with eraser end

Instructions:

  1. Take a two- or three-inch strip of the HandiTAK and roll it into a thin, round rope form. Remove bits and roll into tiny balls.
  2. Apply the tiny balls to the center of the starfish (or your chosen decoration) and create a pattern on your candle. The advantage of the HandiTAK is, if you don’t like your design, you can move the starfish around until it’s just the way you want it.
  3. Plug in your glue gun and insert a glue stick a couple of minutes before you are ready to glue so that it has a chance to preheat.
  4. One by one, remove the starfish from the candle so that you can easily glue it back in place and keep your lovely design.
  5. Remove the HandiTAK from the starfish and place a tiny amount of hot glue to the center of the starfish. Allow it to cool just for a moment and then carefully pick up the starfish by the legs and place it on the candle, pressing the center with the eraser end of a pencil to avoid burning your fingers.
  6. Repeat until all your starfish are attached to the candle.

Keeping it Together: Bondini and Workshops

October 28, 2016 No comments »
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While there’s certainly a stereotype that a workshop is usually for woodworking, there are as many different types of workshops as there are different types of hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. There is, however, one constant: Bondini adhesives. These adhesives are great for every type of workshop.

Shelves in woodwork workshop with various wooden items and tools

Why Choose Bondini?

 

Bondini adhesives are unique in that they do not require a clean surface for application. That’s right! Unlike other glues and epoxies, Bondini adhesives work on even the most uneven, rusty, oily, greasy, grimy, and dirty surfaces. They also work on both porous and nonporous surfaces, including nylon, glass, wood, ceramics, brick, leather, and more. Bondini adhesives are available in dropper, squeeze tube, and brush-on application options so you can apply as much or as little as needed with ease. The Bondini adhesives line from Super Glue includes five different products to meet all of your workshop needs: Bondini 2, Bondini Everything Gel, Bondini Xtreme-3, Bondini 2 Brush-On, and Bondini Brush-On Remover Gel.

 

Uses for Bondini in the Workshop

 

Because it’s so versatile, Bondini has nearly unlimited uses for crafts, home improvement projects, and hobbies.

 

Bondini adhesives from Super Glue Corporation are ideal for automotive and motorcycle work because they can be used on greasy and grimy lines, connections, and other car parts. Bondini adhesives are great for carpentry projects, too, because they can be used to adhere wood, clean or dirty, to almost any surface you could want to. Similarly, Bondini adhesives are perfect for outdoor projects where it can be difficult to clean the surfaces you want to adhere something to.

 

Bondini adhesives can also be used for crafting activities. These adhesives are great for modeling hobbies such as doll house and miniature furniture construction and decoration, as well as creating model trains, cars, planes, and other vehicles. Art projects like mosaics, sculptures, and jewelry-making can also be made easier with the versatility of Bondini adhesives.

 

Workshop Safety

 

Remember that all strong adhesives require a few safety steps to protect you and your workshop. Before starting any project, make sure to cover any surfaces that you want protected and plastic gloves to protect your skin. You may also want to consider a mask and protective eyewear to protect yourself from the adhesive’s fumes, especially if you have sensitive eyes or a sensitive respiratory system. Make sure you read the instructions on your adhesive before you start your project to avoid damage to your materials.

 

While working on your project, work in a well ventilated area. Fans and open doors and windows can help create ventilation if your workshop is not already well ventilated. Keep your Bondini adhesive away from children and animals, and keep the cap on your adhesive product while it’s not in use. Hold the container firmly, but without squeezing, and facing away from you to avoid spillage and make sure any spillage isn’t on you.

 

Cleaning Up

 

If you need to clean or remove Bondini from a surface, don’t just attempt to tear or pry it off as you can damage the surface you’re trying to pull it off of, whether it’s your skin or something else. Use warm soapy water to work the glue off. You can gently pry at this point to hurry the process, but stop if you meet resistance. Acetone can also remove Bondini and other adhesives, but can damage surfaces and irritate the skin. If you’re trying to remove the adhesive from around your eyes and mouth, just use warm water. If you have difficulty removing adhesive after following these steps, contact a medical professional.

 

More About Super Glue Products

 

Super Glue offers a wide variety of adhesive products with an adhesive available for any project or hobby. Browse our website and blog to find out more about Super Glue uses, removal, and projects and see how Super Glue projects can work for you.

Zap: The Perfect Adhesive for Hobbyists

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If you are a hobbyist, you know how important it is to have the right products for your project. Fortunately, with the Zap family of products from the Original Super Glue Corporation, there is an option for everyone.

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jewellry-beads

 

Why Choose the Zap Family of Products?

 

Super Glue’s line of Zap products offer a wide variety of options for everyone. Zap adhesives are versatile, durable, and shock resistant. These adhesives are specifically formulated to be used on both porous and nonporous products including woods, such as balsa wood, metal, plastic, and fiberglass.

 

In addition to adhesives, the Zap Family of products include a variety of products to maintain and protect other hobby components, including engine parts, canopies, electrical connections, and others.

 

Uses for Zap Products

 

Between Zap’s adhesives and other products, this line can be used for almost any hobby.

The Zap line offers adhesives perfect for laminating wood parts, filling gaps, detailed repairs, strengthening fiberglass, and sealing parts. These products come in a range of consistencies for whatever strength of adhesion is needed and for minimizing the appearance of repaired cracks. Zap also offers adhesives that are safe for products that can be damaged by other adhesives, such as foam and plastics.

 

In addition to adhesives and epoxies, Zap offers a variety of other hobby-related products. These include de-bonders for adhesive and epoxy removal, track cleaners and corrosion inhibitors, engine cleaners, and thread lockers. These products are perfect for cleaning and securing a variety of surfaces and hobby components.

 

Cleaning Up Zap Products

 

If you need to remove a Zap product from a surface, don’t attempt to force it off and pull adhered objects apart. This can damage the surfaces. Sometimes a razor blade can be used to sever bonds and separate items, but, if not, soak the area in warm soapy water to soften the glue. The adhesive should weaken within a few hours. Acetone can also be used to remove adhesives, but can damage surfaces and irritate skin, so hobbyists should use acetone for this purpose with caution. If trying to remove Zap products from around the mouth and eyes, do not use soap, just warm water. If adhesive or epoxy doesn’t remove from the body within a few hours, contact a medical professional.

 

More about Super Glue Products

 

If you’re a hobbyist, don’t trust your pastime with anything less than the best. To find the Original Super Glue Corporation’s line of Zap products at a merchant near you, consult our list of Zap distributors. In addition to the Zap family of products, we also offer a wide variety of adhesive products with an adhesive available for any project or hobby.

5 Strength Defying Uses for Super Glue

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While super glue can be a great tool to use around the house for those DIY projects, most people don’t know just how strong this adhesive really is. In fact, time and time again, super glue has been proven to be one of the strongest available bonding agents on the market.

Here’s a look at five ways super glue has been used that proves just how strong a bonding agent it truly is.

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 1. The Hanging Car

A radio station had heard about super glues and decided to put them to the test at a local junk yard. Among the super glues tested were many of the National Brands on the market today. The test was to hold a hanging car from a crane. Eastman 910 (commonly known today as super glue) bonded steel which lifted up to 3000 pounds after just 10 seconds. Today’s record for weight held up by super glue is 5000 pounds.

 2. Mountain Free-Climbing

Recently, two Americans completed what has long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to conquer a 900m vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite face in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for decades.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb the Dawn Wall, a feat that many had considered impossible. They used ropes and safety harnesses to catch them in case of a fall, but relied on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as coins, which is extremely tough on the fingertips.

When the fingertip callus splits, climbers have devised various remedies that allow them to keep going. Athletic tape (applied in an X-pattern to allow full mobility of the finger joint) can provide enough protection for an injury. More advanced than the X-pattern is the Miami Thong, also known as the British Flag, in which separate strips of tape are applied in layers, first longitudinally, then in a crisscross design.

A common problem with tape is its tendency to slip off the finger. Instead of wrapping the finger more tightly and risking it going numb, climbers often use a strong adhesive such as super glue, applying it directly to the skin before wrapping the digit in tape.

 3. Battlefield Wounds

The use of super glue in medicine was considered early on. Eastman Kodak and Ethicon began studying whether the glue could be used to hold human tissue together for surgery. In 1966, super glue found a use in Vietnam, tested on-site by a specially trained surgical team, with impressive results.

The compound demonstrated an excellent capacity to stop bleeding; so, during the Vietnam War, Dr. Coover developed disposal super glue sprays for use in the battlefield. This spray was used as a way to stop bleeding from an open wound, so that wounded soldiers were able to be transported back to the base hospital.

Super glues are still used in surgeries today to close up wounds and surgical incisions, and can be used as a barrier against common bacterial microbes including certain staphylococci, pseudomonads, and Escherichia coli. Super glues also find use in medicine for orthopedic surgery, dental and oral medicine, veterinary medicine, and for home use as Band Aid brand Liquid Bandage.

 4. Fixing Coral Reefs

Super glue has even proven to be strong underwater, as it can be used to fix coral reefs. While this is a popular trend among people who own aquariums, just imagine the potential that super glue has for fixing damage to coral reefs in the ocean.

To attach coral frags in your aquarium:

  1. Gather your materials—Super Glue adhesive, AquaMend putty, paper towels, and your coral frag.
  2. Find the right location—take into account the flow and lighting the area provides, match that with the requirements of the coral frag.
  3. Trim the frag plug—frags are sold on live rock pieces or on their own. You will need to trim to match the type of aquascape you are looking for.
  4. Mix up a small ball of AquaMend putty—make just enough to fill any holes or areas that are on the live rock you are attaching to.
  5. Apply the adhesive gel to the frag or plug—dab dry the coral with a paper towel. Use the correct amount to make a secure bond for the next step, but try not to add too much that it will ooze onto the coral itself.
  6. Apply the putty ball to the adhesive on the frag—you don’t need to push very hard, just secure it to the glue.
  7. Apply another layer of adhesive to the top of the putty—super glue gel will cure to a wet surface.

Leather and Wood Super Glue: Repairs and Projects

July 28, 2016 No comments »
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Do you happen to have any old pieces of furniture or old leather bags lying around the house that you want to repair or repurpose? Just because something is old and well-worn doesn’t mean that you need to throw it out.
With the use of Leather and Wood Super Glue, you can fix up those old pieces that you once loved or repurpose them in a fun art project. Leather and Wood Super Glue has the strength and versatility to help you finish the perfect project.

What can Leather and Wood Super Glue do for You?

Leather and Wood Super Glue has a special formula designed specifically to help you repair some of your favorite things or repurpose old things that you want to give new meaning to. This type of adhesive is perfect for working on chairs, tables, leather seat cushions, shoes, handbags, brief-cases, saddles, and any other items made of leather or wood. Leather and Wood Super Glue is a quick-setting adhesive that bonds super strong with no clamps and dries clear.

For best results, the surface that you are gluing should be clean and dry. Leather and Wood Super Glue shouldn’t be used on Teflon, polyethylene, polypropylene, certain silicone rubber types, glass, or parts that are subjected to shock or continuous water immersion. Store your Leather and Wood Super Glue in a cool area away from sunlight or heat sources, and it will have a shelf life of one year.

Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair many things, from old pieces of furniture to shoes, from a combination of leather and wood projects to projects that are purely wood or leather.

Wood Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to stabilize rotting wood or to fill old nail holes. This trick requires mixing Super Glue with sawdust (specifically sawdust that matches the type of wood you’re repairing) until the hole or space is filled. Once the mixture has set, you can remove excess with sandpaper.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair minor damage to furniture joints and other wood surfaces. To use Leather and Wood Super Glue to repair damaged furniture, you should place the furniture on a flat surface and add a light coat of glue to each joint or crack. Leather and Wood Glue requires no clamping and dries almost instantly.

Leather Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair cuts or other damage to leather and wood products. To repair cuts in a leather surface, you must first clean the leather and allow it to completely dry before applying the glue with a toothpick or applicable tool. When applying the glue, make sure to pinch the cut together. You will also need to press the cut area down to release any excess glue before the area completely dries.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair burns or large holes in a leather surface. First you will have to remove as much of the burned portion as you can with an abrasive cloth or sandpaper, being careful not to damage any other areas of the leather surface. Once you’ve done this and thoroughly cleaned the surrounding area, you will need to cut a piece of replacement leather that fits over the damaged area. Apply glue to the back of the replacement and on the affected area with a small paintbrush, then place the replacement leather on top of the damaged area. Use a clean rag to wipe away any excess glue.

DIY Wood Projects

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used on a wide variety of wooden projects that can be either simple or extravagant.

Some do-it-yourself wood projects include:

  • Jewelry boards
  • Wooden mirrors
  • Tree branch tables
  • Wooden aisle runners
  • Wooden bracelets
  • Cube pendant lights
  • Wood pencil blocks
  • Wooden photo frames
  • Headboards

DIY Leather Projects

Just like the wide variety of wood projects, you can also use Leather and Wood Super Glue on a number of leather projects.

Some do it yourself leather projects include:

  • Woven leather stools
  • Sculptural leather plant hangers
  • Desk organizers
  • Countertop wine racks
  • Magazine or mail racks
  • Leather cup jackets
  • Curtain tiebacks
  • Leather furniture upholstery

No matter the repairs or the project, chances are Super Glue has a product suited to your needs. Check out our Products page to see what we have on offer.

Super Glue Projects to Improve Your Office Space

July 20, 2016 No comments »
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Everyone goes through bad days at work, where they have trouble concentrating and have a hard time getting things done. But if you have noticed that it has become a chronic problem, it could be a sign that your desk is too cluttered and in need of organization. With a few supplies you have around the house and a little help from Super Glue products, you can add some character and practicality to your office space.

Organize Your Wires

For some people, wires are a huge problem, and it’s no wonder why. A typical desk for many office jobs could include quite a few electronics, including a desktop, a printer, a phone, a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone. Each one of those things is going to need an outlet as a permanent power source, or a charge from time to time. Add it all up, and you’re going to have a huge mess of wires cluttering your desk.

Superglue has a great solution: Super Klips. These self-adhesive clips can be used on just about any surface to keep your wires from going all over the place, and make it easier for you to distinguish your wires from each other. No more picking through a huge bundle of wires, or pushing a stubborn wire out of your way in the middle of an important project. Attach them to your desktop, and you’ll never have to pick them off the ground again.

Make Your Surge Protector Accessible

With all those electronics, you’re going to need a surge protector to plug them all in. But unfortunately, surge protectors are rarely found in a convenient place. For most people, they are tucked away in the far corner under their desk, meaning that they have to get down on their hands and knees to get to it.

Why put yourself through that trouble again? Simply attach a couple of Super Glue’s Super Klips to the bottom of your desk or the side of your cubicle, and then hang a kitchen basket on them. Your surge protector will be within arm’s reach at all times.

These clips will also be very handy for hanging your headphones when you’re not using them.

Organize Your Pens and Clips

Chances are that you already have a cup or something similar to hold all of your pens, highlighters, clips, and other supplies. Or, you might have a divider in your desk where many of your supplies are held. If you are like most people, though, your things have likely fallen into disarray, and the organization plan you once had has fallen through.

Bring order back to your supplies with a mason jar (or can) organizer. By stocking up on a few mason jars or old cans and gluing them together with the appropriate adhesive (like Glass Adhesive), your pens will be easily accessible and simple to separate. Best of all, this project is extremely versatile: you can use as many or as few jars or cans as you like, depending on the amount of space you have.

Office Solutions for Anyone

You go through a lot of stress as it is: don’t make things worse with a messy desk. We showed you a number of affordable Super Glue products that will make your job so much easier. With so many simple ways to tidy up your desk, you shouldn’t wonder if you should reorganize your desk, but when.

Avoid a Sticky Situation: Industrial Adhesive Safety Tips

July 14, 2016 No comments »
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While industrial adhesive, or super glue, can be useful in a number of different ways, it can also be difficult to use and can often cause problems if you don’t know how to use it correctly. Before you think about using your tube of super glue to fix an item, think about whether or not you should learn some safety tips in order to make the process a little less sticky.

Make Sure to Read the Application Instructions

Some of the biggest mishaps tend to happen when users of Super Glue do not know how to properly apply it. One way to solve this is to take a thorough look at the instructions on the back. It can also help you find the right product for your specific needs and what you need to accomplish. The warning and precautions are also written on the back, so you can decide which applicator to use so you don’t run into problems with excess glue.

Make Sure You Have Plenty of Air

An adhesive can be useful, but too many fumes from it can also cause breathing problems if you are exposed to it for a long time. When you are working with the product, you will want to work in a well-ventilated area. Make sure there is plenty of air coming through and that you can breathe normally. If you start to feel lightheaded, you might want to take a break or take your work outside with you so there is less risk.

Take Steps before Opening the Container

You will want to take time to properly set up your work space before you begin your project. After you have put together your work space and you have laid out what needs to be glued, you will want to carefully open the container. Remember to keep the tube away from your face as there’s always the possibility for the glue to spurt up into your face and get in your eyes.

Cover Areas You Don’t Want Glued

One way to avoid getting glue in places that you don’t want is to protect your work area (aluminum foil works well). Also, consider wearing plastic gloves so you can avoid getting glue on your hands—it can be difficult to get off and can hurt your skin.

Take Care of the Glue on Your Skin

If you find that you have gotten super glue on your skin, you will want to be careful on how you choose to get it off. Do not try and rip off the dry glue—this can rip off some of your own skin and can be very painful. The best thing to do is immerse the area in warm, soapy water. Peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water may take several applications. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin.

Beware of Wool or Cotton

Both cotton and wool can often cause problems when it reacts to super glue. If you have any wool or cotton near the super glue, it can sometimes lead to catching on fire. You should consider removing it so you do not have an issue and you can avoid serious potential damage. You will also want to make sure that you do not wear clothing made of wool or cotton while working on a project.

Clean Up

Once you have finished a project, you should carefully cap the glue and make sure to clean up the working area.