Working on crafts or DIY projects requires lots of stationery and accessories. Apart from crafts, we need to repair or just make something as a hobby that also requires quite a lot of things. One of the common yet important things among them is glue. No matter what work you are doing, glue is always needed in our house or workplace. It is a daily necessity.
That’s why it plays an important role. Your glasses broke apart, you’ll need glue; you are trying to make an envelope, you’ll need glue; stone fell off your jewelry, you’ll need glue and there are many other examples of the usage of glue. But of course, you can’t possibly repair them all using one type of glue. The glue varies in ingredients, gluing power, and the product you are using it on.
Types of Glue
The type of glue varies from product to product. It depends on what type of thing you are using it on. You can’t possibly use the glue for wood on plastic. You will see different types of glue adhesives and they are individually for wood, ceramic, leather, plastic, metal, and paper. Let’s see some of the examples:
White Glue: This type of glue is the most used and common one that we use on paper, for DIY crafts, thin cardboard, etc. It is also known as craft glue
Super Glue: This one really strong and dries up too quickly yet gives a solid repair. Professionals prefer to call this cyanoacrylate. You can use this to repair broken glasses too.
Hot Glue: Most of us have seen a glue gun be it in reality or crafts videos. It is all-purpose glue but not for those that come in contact with heat. Since you use hot glue by melting it and after using it remains attached by cooling down, working on hot products will be in vain.
Wood Glue: From the name, one could tell for what this one is used. This one can be both water-based and dry coming in either yellow or white color. It is used on wood and they work like magic to attach woods, repair broken parts, etc.
Glue sticks: It is a type of white glue but is kids friendly. That’s why parents love this one for their children. It does not dry up too quickly and has a low bond which is why it is safe to use.
There are also glue types used for fabrics, shoes, metals, and they come in different states of matter such as spray, liquid, solid, dry, etc.
Best Glue For Crystals
Crystals are one of the necessities DIY workers or professionals or jewelry makers use on a daily basis. Even homebodies like us sometimes need to use them once in a while. Crystals or rhinestones made out of crystal stones do not get attached naturally. They of course need glue to be attached. And glues vary from thing to thing. Whether you are attaching it to metal or fabric or even other particles, it matters. Getting good glue is a must because repairing or reattaching it over and over again sounds both tiring and frustrating. Now let’s see some of the glue products for crystals or rhinestones.
Used especially on fabric.
Works best on hard surfaces.
Used especially on glass, metal, plastic.
Not for fabric.
Best for fabric.
This one is also for hard surfaces like metals, glass, plastics, ceramics.
Used on fabric.
It can be used on all types of surfaces.