No-Clog Writing Cap

Use the No-Clog Writing Cap™ for precise application of fine lines without clogging of: adhesives, paints, resins, stains, glazes, lubricants, masking fluids, and other liquids.

Remove the original cap from a liquid product and replace this same size four part No-Clog cap. Promptly close with the pin top after use.

To keep tip clear and prevent pin from sticking, we recommend periodic cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever™ or another solvent.

SMALL No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips
SMALL No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips

No-Clog SMALL Cap with Fine and Thicker Tips

  The SMALL Cap fits bottles with neck size 24-410 such as:
  • ALEENE’S Assorted Glues (.66 oz )
  • COLOR BOX Pigment Ink Refills
  • HAMPTON ART Glitter Glues (1 oz.)
  • JACQUARD Textile Paints (.5 oz)
  • RANGER Stickles (.5 oz)
  • RANGER Glossy Accents™ (.5 oz)
  • SCRIBBLES 3D Puff Paint (1 oz.)
  • TSUKINEKO Pigment Ink Refills (1 oz.)
  • TULIP Fabric Paints (5/8 oz -1.25 oz) 
  • PLUS Most 1/2 - .1 oz bottles
  • PLUS MANY, MANY more common glues, paints, and other products!
Please note: Fit or function with the adhesives, paints and other products listed above is not guaranteed.


This package includes a SMALL base cap with the 18 gauge Thin tip (installed) plus an interchangeable 16 gauge Thicker tip.

X-tra Fine and Thickest Tips with matching Pin caps are sold separately.

Price: $5.99
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MEDIUM No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips
MEDIUM No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips

No-Clog Writing MEDIUM Cap with Fine and Thicker Tips

The Medium Cap fits bottles with neck size 20-410 such as:
  • BEACON Zip Dry
  • BEACON CraftFoam/BlingnBeauty
  • MAKING MEMORIES paints
  • MARTHA STEWART glues/adhesives
  • JUDIKINS Diamond Glaze
  • RANGER Glossy/Matte Accents
  • RANGER Stickles (1 oz)
  • RANGER Perfect Fabric Medium
  • TIM HOLTZ Distress Paints
  • SCOTCH Tacky Adhesive
  • TULIP fabric paints (4 oz.)
  • PLUS MANY, MANY more common glues, paints, and other products!
Please note: Fit or function with the adhesives, paints and other products listed above is not guaranteed.


This package includes a MEDIUM base cap with the 18 gauge Thin tip (installed) plus an interchangeable 16 gauge Thicker tip.

X-tra Fine and Thickest Tips with matching Pin caps are sold separately.

Price: $5.99
Quantity:  

LARGE No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips
LARGE No-Clog Writing Caps with Fine and Thicker Tips

No-Clog Writing LARGE Cap with Fine and Thicker Tips

The Large Cap fits bottles with neck size 24-410 such as:
  • ADHESIVE TECH A Fine Line
  • ALEENE’S Tacky Glue
  • CRAFTER’S PICK
  • ELMER’S Glues
  • HELMAR Acid Free & Gemstone Glues
  • ScraPerfect’s BEST GLUE EVER™
  • SCUPLEY Studio Bakeable Adhesive
  • Most CRAFT PAINTS including DECO-ART, DELTA, PLAID 2 OZ BOTTLES
  • PLUS MANY, MANY more common glues, paints, and other products!
Please note: Fit or function with the adhesives, paints and other products listed above is not guaranteed.


This package includes a LARGE base cap with the 18 gauge Thin tip (installed) plus an interchangeable 16 gauge Thicker tip.

X-tra Fine and Thickest Tips with matching Pin caps are sold separately.

Price: $5.99
Quantity:  

Fine Tip Only (Add-On for Small, Medium, Large Writing Cap)
Fine Tip Only (Add-On for Small, Medium, Large Writing Cap)
Fine Tip Only (for Small, Medium and Large writing cap)
This is the same 18 gauge tip that comes installed in the cap. Having extra tips on hand is handy!

Price: $1.00
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Xtra-Fine Tip with Pin Cap (Add-On)
Xtra-Fine Tip with Pin Cap (Add-On)
Xtra-Fine Tip with Pin Cap
This finer 20 gauge optional tip is available as an add-on accessory to work with ALL size base caps.

IMPORTANT: No base cap is included and it will not work without either a medium or large No-Clog Writing Cap™.

As with all tips, we strongly recommend regular cleaning to prevent the tip from clogging and eliminate sticking of the pin inside the tip, and suggest using the Best Cleaner Ever™ from ScraPerfect.

Price: $2.50
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THICKEST Tip with Pin Cap (Add-On)
THICKEST Tip with Pin Cap (Add-On)
Thickest Tip with Pin Cap (Add-On)
This thicker 14 gauge optional tip is available as an add-on accessory to work with ALL size base caps; it is the best choice for extra thick media like Aleen's Tacky Glue. Though called "thickest", it is still a fairly thin writing tip!

IMPORTANT: No base cap is included and it will not work without either a medium or large No-Clog Writing Cap™.

As with all tips, we strongly recommend regular cleaning to prevent the tip from clogging and eliminate sticking of the pin inside the tip, and suggest using the Best Cleaner Ever™ from ScraPerfect.

Price: $2.50
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FAQs

No-Clog Writing Caps

  1. If you get frustrated by a product that tends to clog, the No-Clog Writing Cap™ will solve this problem. We LOVE this cap for the glossy glazes that always clog in their caps!

  2. If the tip on your product's bottle isn’t fine enough--especially if you must cut the tip of the spout, this cap will solve that problem!

  3. If you'd like to write with a product --like acrylic paint, the No-Clog Writing Cap™ converts a bottle to a “pen”, so you don’t need a brush!
FIRST: Consider the cap size of the product(s) you wish to use it on which is determined by the neck and threads on the bottle(s). The most common sizes for art-type supplies are 15/410 which is the small cap,  20/410 which is our medium cap, and 24/410 which is our large cap.
SECOND: Choose the appropriate tip based upon the product and your application. The Fine & Thicker tips (included) are appropriate for most fluids and use the same pin top. The Xtra-fine tip for very thin/less viscous liquids and the Thickest tip for very thick fluids are both sold separately and come with their appropriate sized pin top.

Small Cap fits**
MOST 1/2 – .1 oz bottles including...
    ALEENE’S Assorted Glues (.66 oz )
    COLOR BOX Pigment Ink Refills
    HAMPTON ART Glitter Glues (1 oz.)
    JACQUARD Textile Paints (.5 oz)
    RANGER Stickles (.5 oz)
    RANGER Glossy Accents™ (.5 oz) 
    SCRIBBLES 3D Puff Paint (1 oz.)™ 
   TSUKINEKO Pigment Ink Refills (1 oz.)
   TULIP Fabric Paints (5/8 oz -1.25 oz)
Medium Cap fits**
    BEACON Zip Dry™
    BEACON CraftFoam™/Bling ‘n Beauty™
    MAKING MEMORIES scrapbook paints
    JUDIKINS Diamond Glaze™
    RANGER Glossy/Matte Accents™ 2 oz
    RANGER Perfect Fabric Medium™ 2 oz.
    SCOTCH Tacky Adhesive™ 
    TULIP fabric paints (4 oz.)
Large Cap fits**
    ADHESIVE TECH  A Fine Line™
     ALEENE’S  Tacky Glue 
    CRAFTER’S PICK Ultimate™ and Memory Mount™
    ELMER’S Glue  
    HELMAR Acid Free Glue and Gemstone Glues
    SCRAPERFECT Best Glue Ever™  
    SCUPLEY Studio Bakeable Adhesive™  
PLUS MOST acrylic craft paints including: 
        DECOART Americana™
        DELTA  Creamcoat™
        PLAID FolkArt™

**Fit or function with these products is not guaranteed.
Yes, and you should! 

1. Unscrew and remove the white "Pin Top" (see diagram).
2. Unscrew and remove the blue "Sleeve".
3. Twist the (colored) plastic "Writing Tip" counterclockwise 1/4 turn and remove
4. Wash "Writing Tip" until water freely flows through it. Using a cotton swab, toothpick, or needle may be helpful to remove build-up, and it may be necessary to use a solvent to dissolve dried-on materials. You may need to clean the white base cap, too. We strongly recommend the BEST CLEANER EVER™ because not only is it an effective solvent, but it is people-safe and earth-friendly!
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5. Reassemble by replacing the tip into the base cap and tightening it with a clockwise 1/4 turn  until it "locks" into place. Screw the blue sleeve back on.

Well, you either you need a thicker tip or a thinner liquid.

THICKER TIP: In addition to the fine tip that is in the cap when purchased, there is a thicker tip in a baggie included in the package. We also offer two other tips (sold separately). One is even thinner, but the Thickest Tip might just do the trick!

THINNER LIQUID: You can try to add a little water for water-based fluids or an appropriate solvent for others, but be aware that it could change the product. (For example, we have found thinning Glossy Accents™ with just a few drops of water makes it much easier to apply!)
The choice is up to you. As long as you store the product with the Pin Top screwed tightly and the bottle in an upright position, the product should remain fine for the life of the product. A clean tip may be even more important when the product is not being used regularly.

If you do remove the cap from the bottle, you’ll want to clean all the parts including the tip immediately before the fluid has a chance to dry and make cleaning more difficult.
Nothing lasts forever, but with care and proper cleaning, the cap will last a very long time. When a product is empty, we recommend a thorough cleaning before transferring it onto the new bottle.
No, it is totally a personal choice! A few of our Design Team members say they absolutely LOVE the Best Glue Ever and always use it with the No-clog Cap, while the owner of ScraPerfect generally prefers our glue without it. (She has two open bottles at all times, one with the regular cap and one with a No-Clog cap.)

The spout on the original bottle of the Best Glue Ever™ is designed for precise application and it rarely clogs. It may take a very small bit of practice, however to get the tiny dots and very fine lines. In addition, many people find they can leave the cap off for a very long time while crafting with no problems.

However, many people find the cap extremely helpful for limiting how much comes out especially when making very fine lines and teeny tiny dots. It makes gluing die cuts and lacey embellishments a breeze! 

(P.S. You'll want to purchase the Large Cap to fit the Best Glue Ever™)
Yes, all the tips are interchangeable with the three sizes of caps; however, the pin in the white top needs to match and fit the stainless steel tip.

The pin that comes in the package will fit the fine & thicker tips, but both the X-tra fine and Thickest tips (sold separately) come with the appropriate sized pin cap.
CAPS Small cap: 15/410
Medium cap: 20/410
Large cap: 24/410

TIPS Xtra-Fine tip: 20 gauge (yellow plastic base on tip)
Fine tip: 18 gauge (pink plastic base on tip)
Thicker tip: 16 gauge (clear or purple plastic base on tip)
Thickest tip: 14 gauge (green plastic base on tip)
Pin Top White Pin Top for the Fine & Thicker tips has 18 gauge wire.
White Pin Top for the Xtra-Fine tip has a 20 gauge wire.

Blue Pin top for the Thickest Tip has a 14 gauge wire
Storing upright is most important when using the Thicker tip (in a tiny bag in the package) because the pin doesn't fit quite as snugly into the that tip as it does into the fine tip.

Although the Pin Top seals the bottle when screwed tightly, there is a chance that liquid can seep out the tip and pool inside when the bottle is horizontal. Liquid won't leak out of the closed cap, but it could be messy when the Pin Top is removed. If the bottle remains standing while capped, the leakage potential is eliminated!
It sounds as if the tip is not seated correctly in the cap. Luckily, this is an easy fix!

1. Unscrew the blue collar (turning counter-clockwise). If it's very gummed up, you may need pliers to untwist the collar.

2. Remove the stainless steel tip. If it were properly seated, you will need to twist it 1/4 turn counter-clockwise to remove it; but if this is the problem, it will already be falling out.

3. Clean the tip and cap thoroughly. You may need to use a solvent depending upon what product is oozing out. (We recommend the Best Cleaner Ever™.)

For help cleaning the cap, refer to the FAQ "Can I remove the tip for cleaning?". There are step-by-step directions and a video tutorial.
Although very rare, two customers received defective caps with a thin bit of plastic covering the hole. Luckily, the "fix" is simple.

This is what the hole should look like from the inside the cap:
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This is what the hole should look like from outside the cap: top of cap
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THE FIX: Poke an awl, doll needle, finishing nail or other sturdy implement through the cap to create the hole.
Stephanie sent this photo, saying fixing it was "totally easy" and even though the hole she made was small, she said it worked perfectly. (She then enlarged the hole, as recommended.)
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PLEASE contact us if this doesn't solve your problem!

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