Archive for July, 2016

Leather and Wood Super Glue: Repairs and Projects

July 28th, 2016
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Do you happen to have any old pieces of furniture or old leather bags lying around the house that you want to repair or repurpose? Just because something is old and well-worn doesn’t mean that you need to throw it out.
With the use of Leather and Wood Super Glue, you can fix up those old pieces that you once loved or repurpose them in a fun art project. Leather and Wood Super Glue has the strength and versatility to help you finish the perfect project.

What can Leather and Wood Super Glue do for You?

Leather and Wood Super Glue has a special formula designed specifically to help you repair some of your favorite things or repurpose old things that you want to give new meaning to. This type of adhesive is perfect for working on chairs, tables, leather seat cushions, shoes, handbags, brief-cases, saddles, and any other items made of leather or wood. Leather and Wood Super Glue is a quick-setting adhesive that bonds super strong with no clamps and dries clear.

For best results, the surface that you are gluing should be clean and dry. Leather and Wood Super Glue shouldn’t be used on Teflon, polyethylene, polypropylene, certain silicone rubber types, glass, or parts that are subjected to shock or continuous water immersion. Store your Leather and Wood Super Glue in a cool area away from sunlight or heat sources, and it will have a shelf life of one year.


Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair many things, from old pieces of furniture to shoes, from a combination of leather and wood projects to projects that are purely wood or leather.

Wood Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to stabilize rotting wood or to fill old nail holes. This trick requires mixing Super Glue with sawdust (specifically sawdust that matches the type of wood you’re repairing) until the hole or space is filled. Once the mixture has set, you can remove excess with sandpaper.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair minor damage to furniture joints and other wood surfaces. To use Leather and Wood Super Glue to repair damaged furniture, you should place the furniture on a flat surface and add a light coat of glue to each joint or crack. Leather and Wood Glue requires no clamping and dries almost instantly.

Leather Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair cuts or other damage to leather and wood products. To repair cuts in a leather surface, you must first clean the leather and allow it to completely dry before applying the glue with a toothpick or applicable tool. When applying the glue, make sure to pinch the cut together. You will also need to press the cut area down to release any excess glue before the area completely dries.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair burns or large holes in a leather surface. First you will have to remove as much of the burned portion as you can with an abrasive cloth or sandpaper, being careful not to damage any other areas of the leather surface. Once you’ve done this and thoroughly cleaned the surrounding area, you will need to cut a piece of replacement leather that fits over the damaged area. Apply glue to the back of the replacement and on the affected area with a small paintbrush, then place the replacement leather on top of the damaged area. Use a clean rag to wipe away any excess glue.

DIY Wood Projects

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used on a wide variety of wooden projects that can be either simple or extravagant.

Some do-it-yourself wood projects include:

  • Jewelry boards
  • Wooden mirrors
  • Tree branch tables
  • Wooden aisle runners
  • Wooden bracelets
  • Cube pendant lights
  • Wood pencil blocks
  • Wooden photo frames
  • Headboards

DIY Leather Projects

Just like the wide variety of wood projects, you can also use Leather and Wood Super Glue on a number of leather projects.

Some do it yourself leather projects include:

  • Woven leather stools
  • Sculptural leather plant hangers
  • Desk organizers
  • Countertop wine racks
  • Magazine or mail racks
  • Leather cup jackets
  • Curtain tiebacks
  • Leather furniture upholstery

No matter the repairs or the project, chances are Super Glue has a product suited to your needs. Check out our Products page to see what we have on offer.

Super Glue Projects to Improve Your Office Space

July 20th, 2016
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Everyone goes through bad days at work, where they have trouble concentrating and have a hard time getting things done. But if you have noticed that it has become a chronic problem, it could be a sign that your desk is too cluttered and in need of organization. With a few supplies you have around the house and a little help from Super Glue products, you can add some character and practicality to your office space.

Organize Your Wires

For some people, wires are a huge problem, and it’s no wonder why. A typical desk for many office jobs could include quite a few electronics, including a desktop, a printer, a phone, a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone. Each one of those things is going to need an outlet as a permanent power source, or a charge from time to time. Add it all up, and you’re going to have a huge mess of wires cluttering your desk.

Superglue has a great solution: Super Klips. These self-adhesive clips can be used on just about any surface to keep your wires from going all over the place, and make it easier for you to distinguish your wires from each other. No more picking through a huge bundle of wires, or pushing a stubborn wire out of your way in the middle of an important project. Attach them to your desktop, and you’ll never have to pick them off the ground again.

Make Your Surge Protector Accessible

With all those electronics, you’re going to need a surge protector to plug them all in. But unfortunately, surge protectors are rarely found in a convenient place. For most people, they are tucked away in the far corner under their desk, meaning that they have to get down on their hands and knees to get to it.

Why put yourself through that trouble again? Simply attach a couple of Super Glue’s Super Klips to the bottom of your desk or the side of your cubicle, and then hang a kitchen basket on them. Your surge protector will be within arm’s reach at all times.

These clips will also be very handy for hanging your headphones when you’re not using them.

Organize Your Pens and Clips

Chances are that you already have a cup or something similar to hold all of your pens, highlighters, clips, and other supplies. Or, you might have a divider in your desk where many of your supplies are held. If you are like most people, though, your things have likely fallen into disarray, and the organization plan you once had has fallen through.

Bring order back to your supplies with a mason jar (or can) organizer. By stocking up on a few mason jars or old cans and gluing them together with the appropriate adhesive (like Glass Adhesive), your pens will be easily accessible and simple to separate. Best of all, this project is extremely versatile: you can use as many or as few jars or cans as you like, depending on the amount of space you have.

Office Solutions for Anyone

You go through a lot of stress as it is: don’t make things worse with a messy desk. We showed you a number of affordable Super Glue products that will make your job so much easier. With so many simple ways to tidy up your desk, you shouldn’t wonder if you should reorganize your desk, but when.

Avoid a Sticky Situation: Industrial Adhesive Safety Tips

July 14th, 2016
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While industrial adhesive, or super glue, can be useful in a number of different ways, it can also be difficult to use and can often cause problems if you don’t know how to use it correctly. Before you think about using your tube of super glue to fix an item, think about whether or not you should learn some safety tips in order to make the process a little less sticky.

Make Sure to Read the Application Instructions

Some of the biggest mishaps tend to happen when users of Super Glue do not know how to properly apply it. One way to solve this is to take a thorough look at the instructions on the back. It can also help you find the right product for your specific needs and what you need to accomplish. The warning and precautions are also written on the back, so you can decide which applicator to use so you don’t run into problems with excess glue.

Make Sure You Have Plenty of Air

An adhesive can be useful, but too many fumes from it can also cause breathing problems if you are exposed to it for a long time. When you are working with the product, you will want to work in a well-ventilated area. Make sure there is plenty of air coming through and that you can breathe normally. If you start to feel lightheaded, you might want to take a break or take your work outside with you so there is less risk.

Take Steps before Opening the Container

You will want to take time to properly set up your work space before you begin your project. After you have put together your work space and you have laid out what needs to be glued, you will want to carefully open the container. Remember to keep the tube away from your face as there’s always the possibility for the glue to spurt up into your face and get in your eyes.

Cover Areas You Don’t Want Glued

One way to avoid getting glue in places that you don’t want is to protect your work area (aluminum foil works well). Also, consider wearing plastic gloves so you can avoid getting glue on your hands—it can be difficult to get off and can hurt your skin.

Take Care of the Glue on Your Skin

If you find that you have gotten super glue on your skin, you will want to be careful on how you choose to get it off. Do not try and rip off the dry glue—this can rip off some of your own skin and can be very painful. The best thing to do is immerse the area in warm, soapy water. Peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water may take several applications. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin.

Beware of Wool or Cotton

Both cotton and wool can often cause problems when it reacts to super glue. If you have any wool or cotton near the super glue, it can sometimes lead to catching on fire. You should consider removing it so you do not have an issue and you can avoid serious potential damage. You will also want to make sure that you do not wear clothing made of wool or cotton while working on a project.

Clean Up

Once you have finished a project, you should carefully cap the glue and make sure to clean up the working area.

How to Re-Secure Outdoor Lights with Super Glue Epoxies

July 6th, 2016
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Because of their exposure to severe weather and nature’s other forces, outdoor lights undergo a lot of abuse that can cause the lights to break or come loose. This leads many homeowners to call a professional for help or to simply purchase new lights, but this can be expensive and a needless waste of time. Fortunately, with Super Glue epoxies, repairing and reattaching outdoor lights is a simple and easy DIY job that even the most inexperienced would-be handyman can do.

Before You Start

Before starting any project it is important to read the instructions so you aren’t taken by surprise during the project. Surprises can simply mean an inconvenience like having to find a brace for your light because it takes longer than you thought for the adhesive to set; but surprises could also be damaged lights as not all adhesives are safe for use with plastics.

Repairing Your Outdoor Lights

There are three common DIY repairs for outdoor lights that homeowners may need to do.

First, the entire light fixture can sometimes become unattached from the point where it is mounted. This often requires repairs to the mounting unit, which is typically damaged when the light becomes loose, but may also require Super Glue epoxies to reattach the entire fixture. To repair the unit, simply apply Super Glue epoxies to the crack or point of the break, and place the broken pieces back together, apply light pressure and allow the adhesive to set. Some epoxies may require waiting for the adhesive to become tacky before reattaching or may take some time to set, requiring the light to be held or braced in a certain position with a certain amount of pressure. Always follow the directions that come with your particular Super Glue epoxy.

Second, if the fixture is not broken but needs to be reapplied to the point where it was previously mounted, the repair may simply require that the Super Glue epoxy is liberally applied to the base of the unit, which is then held or braced against the place where the light is to be mounted. Some homeowners choose to use Super Glue epoxies in combination with screws to keep lighting mounted, but adhesive alone is an option for lights or mounting surfaces that do not permit the use of screws, or lights mounted in places where they are unlikely to be knocked off.

Third, many of us use clips to hang string lights from our porches, balconies, gutters, or other places around our homes; but these clips can become brittle from extended exposure to the elements. To repair these clips, simply apply adhesive to the edges of the broken parts and hold them together while the adhesive dries. This project will not require as strong of an adhesive as the others, so the epoxy should dry in seconds.

Keeping Safe

To prevent accidents, keep adhesives like Super Glue epoxies away from children and animals, and keep the cap on the adhesive when you are not using it. Hold the container firmly but gently to prevent dropping and spilling, and keep the container held at a distance and pointed away from you while opening.

Cleaning Up

To seal syringe, pull back on plunger, wipe tips and place cap firmly on tips. If there is excess glue, use a paper towel and denatured alcohol to remove before it sets.

More Super Glue Projects

Super Glue offers a wide variety of adhesive products for both indoor and outdoor use, with an adhesive available for almost any project or hobby. Find out more about Super Glue uses, removal, and projects and how you can use Super Glue products to be your own handyman today.

Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

July 4th, 2016
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Small Shed On Backyard

Small Shed On Backyard

This past weekend, I decided to take a good hard look at my backyard. I had recently opened my pool, and my garden was in full swing, but some of the other aspects of my yard were decrepit and disheveled. This weekend it would all change, I thought. My weekend project: repairs!

I bought some Fix-All Adhesive and got to work on fixing my plastic posts and pool ladder, my shed lock, my vinyl siding, and my mounted hose reel. By the end of the weekend, my back yard would be ready for a 4th of July barbeque with the neighbors, family and friends.


Weekend Project Repairs | The Plastic Posts and Pool Ladder

Fix-All Adhesive works on a variety of materials, so when I decided to fix up my backyard I started using it to fix my plastic deck posts. It filled all the cracks and holes in my plastic posts as well as sealed them back together on top where some of the posts were beginning to fall off.

When you start to use your Fix-All Adhesive, press the plastic cap into the tube to break the seal and make sure to apply the Fix-All to both surfaces you are gluing to ensure that it is sealed in the correct place.

Additionally, Fix-All is water resistant, so I used it to fix parts of my pool ladder that were cracked at the top. I can rest easy knowing full well that while parts of the ladder will be sprayed by water, Fix-All Adhesive will stay in place.


Weekend Project Repairs | Shed Lock | Metal on Wood

Next on my weekend project repairs list: my shed lock, which has been broken for some time. Fix-All Adhesive works on brick, canvas, ceramic, china, concrete, fabric, glass, leather, metal, plastics, both porous and non-porous materials, rubber, vinyl and wood. My lock is metal and I was affixing it to my wooden shed doors, so Fix-All Adhesive had me covered.
I applied a small amount to both the back of the metal lock and the part of the shed door where I wanted the lock to be affixed and set it to dry. My lock was back in action thanks to Fix-All Adhesive.


Weekend Project Repairs | Vinyl Siding

Fix-All Adhesive is a multipurpose and versatile adhesive, so I used it to seal some of the cracks between the vinyl siding on my house. Again, because Fix-All is water resistant, you don’t have to worry about a little rain causing the sealant to deteriorate. By applying a small amount of Fix-All Adhesive to each part of the panel that I wanted to adhere together, I was able to repair the vinyl siding of my home.


Weekend Project Repairs | Metal Hose Reel

This adhesive works on so many different materials, including metal. I used Fix-All to repair my metal hose reel. A piece that wound the hose around had broken off, so I applied Fix-All to both the piece that had broken off and the ends of the hose reel where I wanted to seal it.

Because Fix-All also works on brick, it could also be used to give extra security and a tighter seal to the hose reel fixture on the back of my home.


Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

At the end of the weekend, my backyard looked fresh and ready for company.

Whether it’s fixing up your backyard, repairing an old swing set, or building a creative project, Fix-All is full of surprises.

Money-Saving Repairs | Bondini Everything Gel to the Rescue

July 4th, 2016
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Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair

Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair


Let’s face it – very few things last forever. Things break. It’s as simple as that. That’s where a good money-saving adhesive comes into play. I’ve faced countless, potentially expensive fixes in my lifetime.

There was a time when the acoustic bridge of my guitar came loose, or the time the sole of my shoe rubbed free. How about the time I tripped on my front steps and chipped the masonry clean off? Whoops!

Money-saving repairs are possible with Bondini Everything Gel. This is one adhesive that can fix all of these problems and more, reliably – and for years, if not a lifetime. Moreover, it works on wood, rubber, some plastic, metal, stone, and tile. It’s a sure-fire money saver.

Money-saving repairs | Adhesive for Wood and Plastic

As mentioned previously, I used Bondini Everything Gel to bond the acoustic bridge of my guitar back into place, which is made of plastic, while my guitar is made of wood.

Bondini Everything Gel worked like a charm as this repair was done many years ago and my guitar is still intact. This could have cost me over $100 if I didn’t have the right adhesive on hand.

Do be careful when using this product, however. If you happen to get the adhesive on any unwanted surface, it will stick and possibly mar the surface.

Money-saving Repairs | Mend Rubber

How many times have you bought a new pair of shoes because you wore through the bottom of your old pair? Another money-saving repair made possible with a little Bondini Everything Gel.

No more spending $20-$200 dollars on new shoes when you can fix your favorite pair. Mend the rubber soles and leave them to sit overnight in a sturdy position.

This should correct and harden any holes in your shoes that were causing discomfort or leakage. With Bondini Everything Gel, you will get much more use out of those shoes before you need to get a new pair.


Try the Money-Saving Product on Your Home Repairs

Bondini Everything Gel works on a variety of substances including wood, plastic, mental, stone, tile and rubber. It can be a huge money-saver if you introduce it into your routine repairs.

Securing Outdoor Items with Adhesive Epoxies

July 4th, 2016
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Contemporary outdoor patio with fireplace

With increased exposure to the elements, all manner of outdoor furniture and items can be more susceptible to the occasional blemish or breakage. When this does happen, you may just be able to fix your broken chair or splintered pipe with nothing more than a quality adhesive epoxy.

The benefits of adhesive epoxies aren’t just restricted to repairs, however. They’re a versatile and effective solution for various adhesive-based needs, with the majority of them being weather-resistant and ideal for outdoor applications.


The Various Applications of Adhesive Epoxies

There are a wide range of adhesive epoxy solutions available from the Super Glue Corporation, most of which will help with the securing or repairing of outdoor items. Which one you opt for depends on your needs. You may need a quick setting epoxy for emergency repairs, a waterproof one that would be ideal for pipes and guttering, or a metal epoxy for metal appliance and tool repairs.

Below is a list of just some the ways you can utilize adhesive epoxies:

  • On outdoor furniture: Repair broken legs on an outdoor chair or table.
  • Pipes and guttering: Seal and solidify cracks present on downpipes, fix damage on gutter guards, etc.
  • Tools: Reattach the head of hammers/shovels to the handle, secure the carriage of a wheelbarrow to its framing, set screws in place in the event they tend to come loose frequently, etc.
  • Lights: If you can’t screw a lamp’s framing/support to the exterior wall of your home, use an epoxy to secure it instead.
  • Signage: Easily secure signage, such as your address number, to your mailbox, fence, and more.


What about indoors

Adhesive epoxy is by no means restricted to outdoor applications. Many epoxies, such as the quick setting epoxies, are perfect for indoor repairs. You could secure a loosened section of your bookshelf, add additional strength to your TV’s wall mounts, fixing a broken clip on a landline phone, and more.

To view our range of adhesive epoxies, click here.

Declutter Your Home with Adhesive Organizers

July 4th, 2016
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Klip Organizer2

Over time, everyone accumulates a notable number of household items. While there are certain rare-use items that can be stored away in a box or container, there are others that can take up a significant chunk of space but are still used frequently enough that storing them away is less than ideal. One simple way of saving space and decluttering your home is to use Super Glue’s range of Adhesive Household Klips and Utility Organizers.


Household Clutter in the US


According to the LA Times, the average US household manages to accumulate 300,000 items. This accounts for anything as small as thumb tacks to the likes of king-sized beds. More often than not, it’s the smaller-to-medium sized items that tend to get out of control. For example, do you have enough room for all your spice jars, coffee cups, or winter jackets? What about gardening tools, brooms, or paint brushes?


While you can get rid of some items through a good old spring clean, there are others that you may need to hold on to. Enter the simplicity and efficiency of Adhesive Household Klips.


Decluttering Your Home


There are several steps you can take to declutter your home, including the use of our Household Klips and Utility Organizers. They can be adhered to walls and allow you to hold a range of items; including toothbrushes, paint brushes, brooms/sweepers, electrical cords, clothes hangers, screwdrivers, and more. Our adhesive organizers are built to last and can adhere to most flat surfaces, allowing you to increase the space in your home by having more items secured vertically.


Decluttering does involve more than just changing how you store your current items. We often hold onto items we no longer need due to a form of sentimental attachment with them. Perhaps a certain item stirs up good memories or was a gift from someone we love. However, it’s also important to be objective and question if said item offers any practical value. Because no matter how much an old hand bag or backpack may mean to us, if it’s essentially falling apart and can no longer perform the function it was designed for, then it’s time to retire it.


Other interesting facts worth keeping in mind include:


  • We wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time – in other words, most of us have a lot of clothes we don’t even use and could be rid of
  • You can cut housework by 40% by eliminating clutter – the less clutter you have, the less time you’ll spend cleaning your home
  • Research shows that the more clutter people have, the greater their stress levels are


The takeaway is that while the process of decluttering your home can take some time in itself, it ultimately saves you time and stress in the long run. Whether you achieve this through improved storage and organization solutions or by slowly getting rid of things you no longer need, a spacious and more organized home is a peaceful home.


Find out more about our Electrical and Household Adhesive products here.