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FAQs for Stationery & Craft Adhesives
Blu Tack Q Does Blu Tack contain natural latex?
A NO. It contains synthetic rubber and selected mineral fillers. The Blu Tack is not touched by hand during manufacture and packing. Latex gloves are not used either.
Blu Tack Q How do I remove stains left behind by Blu Tack®?
A Staining can sometimes occur due to the adhesive 'wetting out' on the surface. You could use Evo-Stik Adhesive Cleaner, cigarette lighter petrol, or Sticki Stuff Remover - a product supplied by a company called Lakeland. Apply any of these to a piece of kitchen towel, dab the area (DO NOT rub the affected area) and then dab again with a dry piece of kitchen towel. This method works by dissolving the oil in the Blu Tack. It is then "lifted" off the surface when you dab with the dry kitchen towel. For any actual Blu Tack® left on the surface trying using another piece of Blu Tack®.
Blu Tack Q How can I remove Blu-Tack from a carpet?
A 1. Try to physically remove as much as possible. This can be done by pressing fresh Blu-Tack onto the offending piece and gently pulling it away. Some of the product on the carpet will come away with it. Another way is to press some adhesive tape onto the Blu-Tack on the carpet and warm the tape in contact with the product; heat from one’s thumbs is often sufficient. Gently pull the tape away and some of the product in the carpet will come away too. If you assist this process with an old comb even more can be removed. 2. You may need to repeat this process a few times. Slowly removing the old Blu-Tack will cause the least damage in the fibres in the carpet. 3. Once the bulk has been removed use a clean cloth damped with a little lighter fluid or Evo-Stik Adhesive Cleaner. 4. Solvents can sometimes damage fibres so always tests a little on an unseen area.
Blu Stick Q Will Bostik All Purpose Glue Sticks bond wood?
A Yes, they certainly will.
Glue Guns Q Will Bostik All Purpose Glue Sticks bond wood?
A Yes, they certainly will.
Glue Guns Q Can I use your C20 (310ml) cartridge of Evo-Stik Sealant in C30 guns?
A In the case of hand-guns yes you can. In the unlikely event you are using a air operated gun then you must use the C20 air-gun with a C20 cartridge, since in a longer cartridge air leakage will stop it working.