What age range is Blu Tack® suitable for?
Blu Tack® is great for both children and adults, however we advise not giving it to children under the age of three.
Is Blu Tack® tested on animals or made with any animals ingredients?
Blu Tack® is not tested on any animals nor does it contain ingredients made from animal byproducts.
What surfaces can Blu Tack® stick to?
Blu Tack® can be used on non-porous surfaces such as glass, metal and plastic, as well as painted surfaces and vinyl coated wallpaper.
When will Blu Tack® stick best?
Surfaces must be clean and dry, and free from grease or loose materials to work best. If a room or surface conditions are too hot (over 70°C), Blu Tack® will soften and become more difficult to secure items in place.
Is swallowing Blu Tack® dangerous?
Blu Tack® is a non-toxic, non-harmful substance and will not cause any problems if swallowed, only mild discomfort. If any discomfort experienced continues, we recommend seeking medical advice.
Will Blu Tack® leave a stain?
On some surfaces, after a long period of time, Blu Tack® can leave a slight oily mark. This can be removed using removers like citrus oils and desolvers, but as per the guidance of the suppliers. Before using these products, we recommend you test on a small inconspicuous area.
How much weight can Blu Tack® hold?
0.5 grams of Blu Tack® will hold an approximate 105 gram load, but Blu Tack® is not designed to hold heavy objects.
Where is best place to store Blu Tack®?
Pop it in a tightly closed container in a dry, cool and well-ventilated location.
Can you buy Blu Tack® in different colours?
Blu Tack® is also available in a 5 colour pack - pink, green, blue, yellow & orange.
How do you get Blu Tack® off wallpaper?
Blu Tack®'s adhesiveness increases over time so take extra care if it's been on there a while. We'd recommend rolling it gently as you can then using what you can get off to dab any remaining bits.
How do you get Blu Tack® out of hair / clothes / carpet?
HAIR: Pour a decent amount of baby oil onto the area where the Blu Tack® is stuck. Work the baby oil into the Blu Tack, but don't try and pull it out yet! Leave the baby oil to soak in for about 5 minutes, then you should be able to pull the Blu Tack® out.
CLOTHES: Try freezing the Blu Tack® to scrape as much off as you can, then dab any remaining with a cotton ball dipped in vegetable oil.
CARPET: Trodden on Blu Tack® can really stick. Remove it by heating the area with a hairdryer - warmed up Blu Tack® is easier to pry off. Still needs work? Blot it with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of washing-up liquid and 1 cup of warm water.
Is Glu Stik safe for my kids?
Bostik Glu Stik is non toxic, solvent-free and easy to use, so little ones can enjoy getting stuck in - just make sure they avoid contact with their eyes.
My child got glue stick in their eye
Please rinse thoroughly and immediately with water if you haven't already. If any discomfort or irritation persists, seek medical assistance.
I have Glu Stick all over XYZ. what do I do?
Bostik Glu Stiks are children-and mess-friendly, so can easily be cleaned with warm soapy water.
Does Blu Stik dry as a blue colour?
Bostik Blu Stick is a great way to show you where you've applied your glue, but it actually dries totally clear!
Can I use Blu Stik with my photos?
Bostik Blu Stick is acid-free so it's safe to use with your photos.
I’ve spilt Fix & Glue on my work surface, how do I remove it?
Wipe the affected area with an acetone dampened cloth or nail polish remover containing acetone.
How do I prepare the surfaces to be glued?
Before applying glue, ensure that all surfaces are of sound nature and clean, dry and free from dust, grease or any other contamination.
What is the shelf life of the adhesive I have bought and where can I store it?
The shelf life of adhesives varies from product to product, but typically ranges between one and two years from the date of manufacture when unopened and stored correctly in dry conditions - usually between +5°C and +25°C. Once opened, the life of the product will be more limited – this is dictated by variables including the type of adhesive, how it is stored, and how much adhesive is left unused. For more information, refer to the product’s Technical Data Sheet.
There is glue on my fingers and I can't remove it, what should I do?
Rinse your fingers immediately with plenty of warm soapy water and do not pull on the skin that has been glued. If glue remains after using warm soapy water, it will often de-bond within a couple of days due to general wear and tear and the natural oils in the skin. If skin irritation occurs, consult a doctor.