Sunday, July 1, 2012

Questions? Glue Gal has answers!

I'm confused about how much FABRI-TAC to apply. I think I use too much as it oozes out a lot and then makes a blobby mess. What do you suggest?

This is a really important question! Thanks for asking it. The biggest mistake people make when applying glue is using way too much. If the glue is oozing from between surfaces, you've been too generous. A little glue goes a long way. Rather than putting down a long line of glue, try little dots along where you're gluing.

Another hint is not to put the glue right up to the edge of the surface, but a little bit in so that when you press down, the glue won't seep out. Don't press too hard, either. Gentle pressure will usually get the job done. If you press too hard, glue will definitely ooze all over the place. Remember, too, that glue needs time to dry so always allow plenty of time before using the item.

One more thing! Fabri-Tac contains a solvent that expands when the temperatures get hot outside. This means that the glue will expand and bubble up into the top of the bottle, occasionally making blobs. When applying the glue, hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle as this will help keep the glue from blobbing.

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