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Glues & Adhesives Guide

This guide aims to help you get to grips with the basics of glues & adhesives, looking at the different types of basic and specialist glues available, alternative types of adhesive you could use, and a comparison between the use of adhesives with materials!

PVA / Craft Glue
Glue Sticks/Pens
Wood Glue
Fabric Glue
Decoupage Glue
Glitter Glue
Hot Glue
Perge Glue
Silicone Adhesive
Super Glue
Silicone Adhesive
Bookbinding Glue
Envelope Glue
Spray Adhesive
Epoxy Resin
Glue Dots

Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 


4

 


4


4,5

 

 

 

 


4

 

Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5

 

 

 

 

Metal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5

 

 

 

 

Paper/Card


2

 

 

Plastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5

 

 


3

 

Styrofoam

 

 

 

 

 


1

 

 

 

 

 

 


3

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key

  • 1. Use on a low temperature only.

  • 2. Parchment Paper.

  • 3. An Acetone - free spray adhesive.

  • 4. Only waterproof adhesives should be used on ceramics.

  • 5. Use only for small applications, glue weakens when exposed to moisture.