Best Glue Ever FAQs

The Best Glue Ever™ FAQs

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What makes it different than the other glues on the market?
What are your best tip for using the Best Glue Ever?
Is the glue non-toxic?
Is it acid free?
Is there a smell?
Does it dry clear?
Will it wrinkle paper?
How long does it take to dry?
Does this glue form those annoying strings?
How can I remove the Best Glue Ever?

What materials can I glue with it?
Can I use it on acrylic nails?
Can I use it for foiling?
Can I glue fabric seams or fabric to fabric?
Can I use it for repairs?
Can I really make homemade glue spots? How strong are they?
Will homemade glue dots dry our or lose their stick?
Permanent or Repositionable? Are there two versions of this glue?

How strong is the “re-positionable” hold”?
It seems to get tackier as it is drying. Am I crazy?
What’s the best way to adhere embellishments?
How do I glue down ribbon?
Any tricks for gluing non-porous or tough-to-glue materials together?
Can I glue foam?
Does it dry flexible on fabric, and is it washable?
If I glue gems or glitter to fabric, can I safely wash the fabric?
Any suggestions if a little glue is exposed and sticky where I don’t want it to be?
Can it be diluted?
If I refurbish my Cricut mats, does the glue gunk up the cutting blade?
Is the Best Glue Ever vegan and cruelty-free?
What if the fine tip gets clogged?
What if I leave the cap off?
What about at hot or cold temperatures?
Can I use the glue as a fray stopper on fabrics?
Can I use it as a glaze?
Can I stamp with the glue?
Is LATEX in the Best Glue Ever™?



What makes the BEST GLUE EVER
different than the other glues on the market?

• This does-it-(almost) all glue has seriously made glue-converts out of glue-haters.

• Dries fast, clear, and has a super strong hold.
• Adheres a variety of materials including paper, plastic, metal, ceramic, fabric, foam,
wood, rubber and more.

• Bonds paper to paper in seconds without wrinkling.
• Doesn’t run or spread and chunky objects don’t slide while the glue is drying.
• Has a thin tip for writing and detailed applications.
• Use with glitter, flock, and other bling.

• Both re-positionable or permanent.
• Wet glue cleans up with soap & water, yet is permanent on fabric.
• Acid-free, nontoxic, non-stringy, and has no fumes!
• Makehomemade glue spots just like “Glue Dots™. Inexpensive and simple to make!
• Recondition diecut machine mats and never buy another mat!
• Adhere ribbon to paper without bleeding through.

• Applied thinly, great for transfer foils! 
• Super strong so use sparingly–> VERY economical to use!

Video: Why Best Glue Ever was Invented
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What are your best tips for using the Best Glue Ever?
Use sparingly!!!! (Use less than you think you need!) By using less, it will:
last longer
be neater to use
dry faster
have no wrinkling even on thin paper
and it will still have a very strong bond!

So
Shake glue into tip before applying pressure on the bottle. This gives you better control as it first comes out of the bottle.

Use the bottle like a pen by touching the tip to the paper. This gives better control as it’s flowing out, so you can make tiny dots, thread-thin lines, and even use the tip for spreading.

Remember…this glue ain’t no ordinary tacky white glue!
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Is the glue non-toxic?
Yes.

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Is it acid free?
Yes.

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Is there a smell?
It is a water-based glue and has no strong odor.
(If you open the lid and sniff directly into the bottle, you can detect a very faint odor.)

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Does the glue dry clear?
Yes
! It dries clear, and remains tacky and flexible even when dry.

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Will it wrinkle paper?
No, but use the glue sparingly, as directed. Using a small amount is all you need to get a strong bond, to make the glue last longer, to be neater, and to eliminate wrinkling. (Wrinkling is caused by the water in glues; the more water it contains, the more wrinkles. As the Best Glue Ever
has minimal water content, it does not run like other water-based glues, does not wrinkle paper, and using only a minimal amount means it lasts a very long time!)

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How long does it take to dry?
The glue starts to dry immediately. Full drying depends upon how thickly it was applied and what you are gluing. Cardstock to cardstock is dry in under 10 seconds. Large adhesive dots may take hours to fully dry. Most things are dry in seconds to minutes.

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Does this glue form those annoying strings?
Nope.

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How can I remove the Best Glue EverTM?
When wet, this water-based glue can be removed with soap and warm water; the less time it has to set up, the easier it will be to remove. When dry, it’s fantastically tacky which makes it so great for embellishments– but that also makes it hard to clean off your hands, tools, table, etc. This is why it’s important to use less than you think you need, being careful and neat in the application.

The easiest way we’ve found to un-glue your hands, tools, and your projects without leaving any residue is with rubber cement thinner (heptane). Just a tiny bit is incredibly effective, but please follow precautions on the label when using this solvent as it is poisonous, has harmful fumes, is flammable, and is generally sort of nasty. It is fairly inexpensive when purchased in a 16 oz can, and is readily available at an art supply store. I keep a small plastic bottle handy on my work table and use The Perfect Cleaning Cloth or paper towel to apply it. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer or straight rubbing alcohol is an alternative that works–again, the quicker you use it, the better it works!

We’re working on finding a green hand cleaner that can effectively remove the glue–so stay tuned.
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What materials can I glue with it?
Use this craft glue for paper, plastic, metal, glass, fabric, fibers, wood, leather, rubber, foam and just about anything else you need to adhere. Also, use it for applying glitter, flock, Flower SoftTM, and other fine bling.
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Can I use it on acrylic nails?
We’re hearing lots of people are loving it for that but please understand that it is a craft glue. It is not labeled in accordance with the FDA’s cosmetic guidelines.
Video: Robin Moses Nail Art-Butterflies, Robin Moses Nail Art-Foiled Background

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Can I use it for Foiling?
Yes! Apply it very thinly with the bottle’s fine writing tip or use a small paint brush. Thin applications will dry in seconds and will yield much better finished results! (You can even water it down if you need it thinner.)
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Can I glue fabric seams or fabric to fabric?
Not recommended as wet glue may seep through the fabric and remain visible. However, if you apply glue to fabric and let it dry to clear, and then adhere more fabric to it, the glue will only be visible through the first side.

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Can I use it for repairs?
Remember, the glue remains flexible so it will not bond LegoTM figures back together or china cup handles, and may seep through thin fabrics. We typically say it is not a “repair glue”; however, we have been told by many customers they are using it for repairs and it is holding really well! Guess it depends upon what is being repaired.
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Can I really make homemade glue spots? How strong are they?
Yes you can! They are as strong or stronger than Glue DotsTM, ZotsTM, GlubersTM or other commercially made adhesive spots.
Video: Make Homemade Sticky Spots

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Will homemade glue spots dry out or lose their stick?
No. They remain just as tacky as the commercially made ones you buy.
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Permanent or Re-positionable???? Are there two versions of this glue?
There are not two versions of the glue, but it can be either permanent or repositionable depending upon how you use it. (Isn’t that cool???) To understand it better, try this: put a tiny bit on a piece of scrap paper and set it aside. Put a tiny bit on another scrap of paper and put another scrap on top of it. In a matter of seconds, these will be bonded together. It’s permanent! Meanwhile, the first scrap that you allowed to dry is now clear and even tackier than when it was wet. If you stick another scrap on top, it adheres but you can pull it apart and stick it back together–kind of like a Post-It NoteTM–but stronger. That’s re-positionable! Video: Permanent or Repositionable…You Choose!

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How strong is the “re-positionable” hold”?
It is quite strong. It stays stuck unless you actively remove the object. In fact, we use this method to attach ribbon to paper. If you really want to remove the ribbon, you can, but unless you pull it, it won’t simply fall off.

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It seems to get tackier as it is drying. Am I crazy?
I don’t know about your mental state, but you are right about the glue! Use this to your advantage:
If you’re gluing folded stiff paper that wants to unfold, give it a little bit before pressing and the glue will grab even better.

If something didn’t get glued well, try just pressing it down without adding more glue.
If you place dots of glue on your project and wait just a bit, it gets tackier and even easier to use Embellie GellieTM to transfer gems and other embellishments to the glue. (Permanent hold requires wet glue, so you may not want it to let it dry totally to clear. It depends upon what you are gluing and what the project is–totally “dry” adhesive spots may be just what you want! Since even the re-positionable hold is very strong, chances are it will stick just fine!)
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What’s the best way to adhere embellishments?
The best way is the one that you find the easiest! With the Best Glue Ever, you have some choices. Let’s look at this…

……..Here are three ways to adhere a button to a card:

1. Dot some glue on the paper and stick the button right onto the wet glue. It will not slide around as the glue is very thick and tacky.
2.
Apply the glue to the back of the button and let it dry to clear. There will be a sticky spot (like a Glue DotTM) stuck onto the button. Just apply it onto the page and it’s stuck with no chance of oozing glue.
3.
Make homemade sticky spots (like Glue DotsTM) and peel one off onto the button or make sheets of pre-sticky buttons all ready for when you want to use them! Video: Make Homemade Sticky Spots

……..If you’re gluing diecut letters:

Shake the glue into the tip before you apply any pressure on the bottle so you’ll have maximum control of how much glue comes out.
Use Embellie GellieTM to hold the letters as you apply tiny little dots and thread-thin lines of glue to the back of the diescuts.
Lightly touch the glued letters to your project and they will be stuck fast!

……..Get the idea???

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How do I glue down ribbon?
If you apply wet glue to fabric it will bleed through. So, use the fact that The Best Glue EverTM dries tacky! Apply a thin stream or line of dots to your paper where you want the ribbon to be. Let the glue dry. (This glue dries FAST! When you see it turn from white to clear, it’s dry.) Now apply your ribbon. It will stick and since the glue is dry, there’s no bleed-through! Video: Adhering Ribbon with The Best Glue Ever

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Any tricks for gluing non-porous or tough-to-glue materials together?
When gluing non-porous materials together, you may need to apply glue to both pieces and let them each dry clear & tacky before pressing them together. (We say may because you might not need to do this.)

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Can I glue foam together?
Yes and No. It depends upon the type and characteristics of the foam.

• Yes for colorful craft foam like foam sheets & shapes.
Yes for styrofoam packing peanuts, but no for styrofoam floral shapes (Too many air spaces.)
Yes for homemade ‘Flower Soft’
TM made from styrofoam floral shapes.
Yes, for cushion foam (polyurethane) .
NO-definitely not for latte foam:)
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Does the Best Glue dry flexible on fabric, and is it washable?
Yes. It is both flexible and washable. (“Washable” means permanent even when washed, not that it washes out.) Let glue set 24-72 hours to cure before washing. Turn garment inside-out. Though hand washing is recommended, you should be able to machine wash and dry on gentle cycles. If you are trying to remove the glue, try using the BEST CLEANER EVER™.

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Can I glue gems or glitter to fabric, and can I safely wash the fabric?
Yes! Apply gems or glitter to wet glue and let glue cure for 24-72 hours before washing. Turn garments inside out. Though hand washing is recommended, you should be able to machine wash and dry on gentle cycles.

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Any suggestions if a little glue is exposed and sticky where I don’t want it to be?
Tap the Perfect Crafting PouchTM onto the sticky area to de-activate it, or remove the glue by rubbing with a glue eraser, use the BEST CLEANER EVER™ if it’s on something that can be washed (test first on fabrics), or… add a gem or other embellishment and cover the glue!

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Can it be diluted?
Yes. Use plain water to thin the glue if desired. (Use distilled water, if available.) Diluting with water will make glue more “paintable”, but can reduce tackiness.

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If I refurbish my CricutTM mats, does the glue gunk up the cutting blade?
Not if you apply a thin coating. It will be just like a new mat–but maybe better — because you can control the tackiness by how you apply it. So if you find new mats too tacky like we do, your refurbished mats don’t have to be as sticky! (Note: we are not responsible for damage caused by using refurbished mats on your diecut machine.) Video: Re-Stickying CricutTM Mats

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Is the Best Glue Ever vegan and cruelty-free?
Yes! It contains no animal products and we never test on animals.

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What if the fine tip gets clogged?
Typically, there is a little buggery dot of glue that has formed in or on the tip. Simply use your fingernails and literally “pull the plug”! I even think that this plug is what keeps the glue from drying out when it is uncapped for long periods of time. Occasionally, when there is a real clog, use a paperclip or pin to open the tip. This doesn’t happen very often! If your cap is really gunked up, you can wash out the liquid glue out with soap and water. Then fully clean the cap with THE BEST CLEANER EVER™.

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What if I leave the cap off?
You can leave the cap off while crafting without problems. Though not recommended, I have to admit I have left mine off for days and the glue is fine. (It may form a little plug on the tip of the spout which essentially “caps” the glue. If this happens. it’s easy to unplug–just pull it out with your fingernails.)

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What about at hot or cold temperatures?
Always keep from freezing. Keep away from extreme heat. WINTER NOTE: We ship year round and have not had issues–even shipping to Alaska. As a precaution, we add additional high quality “anti-freeze” to our formula to avoid problems during transport, but we can not be responsible for the glue if it is exposed to freezing upon arrival at its destination. As with all glues and paints, keep from freezing! 

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Can I use the glue as a fray stopper on fabrics?
No. Remember, this glue remains tacky!

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Can I use the Best Glue Ever as a glaze?
No. This glue does not dry hard and shiny. It dries flexible and tacky.

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Can I stamp with the glue?
Yes. You can then add glitter or let it dry and foil it. Apply a thin layer to your stamp with a foam brush, and wash both the stamp and the brush with soap and water immediately. If you stamp onto fabric and apply glitter, let it dry 24-48 hours and turn the garment inside-out before washing. Video: Stamping with the Best Glue Ever

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Is LATEX in the Best Glue Ever™?
No, the Best Glue Ever™ is latex-free, containing no latex!
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