Many of you may wonder what exactly is PVA Glue? Well it is like Elmer’s Glue but there are some major differences. PVA stands for polyvinyl acetate. What that means is that it is odorless and colorless.
What’s the difference between Elmer’s and PVA?
PVA is made to last. Elmer’s tends to yellow over time and tends to break down after many years. Do you remember the arts and crafts projects that you made in school and how eventually the items lost their adhesive quality and came apart? This is because Elmer’s was used instead of PVA. PVA does not break down.
Why should I use PVA Glue?
- Does not yellow over time
- Remains flexible
- Will not break down
- It will not affect the PH balance of papers or anything it comes in contact with
- NON-toxic unless ingested
- No nasty or harmful fumes
- Dries fast and clear
- Water based and easy clean up with warm soapy water
- Can be stored for several months, but cannot be frozen
When Do You use PVA Glue?
- Designed to work on porous materials only
- Woodworkers use PVA to join pieces of wood.
- Carpenter’s PVA is actually yellow in color.
- Bookbinding -the glue’s flexible, strong bond allows for books to be securely bound without compromising the PH balance of the paper pages in books.
- Paper Adhesive
- Envelope Adhesive
- Wallpaper Adhesive
I recommend using this PVA Glue from the Paper Source, but there are many others out there.All content and images are Copyright ©2010-2017 Angelic Creations LLC All rights reserved.