The original reusable adhesive tack. Available in two sizes - Handy (45g) and Economy (90g)



Handy (45g)
Economy (90g)

Features & benefits

Blu Tack® is clean, safe and easy-to-use. It’s available in original blue in two sizes: Handy (45g) and Economy (90g), which is perfect for those who require a larger pack of adhesive tack.

It provides an ideal alternative to drawing pins or sticky tape, with over a thousand uses around the home, office or school.

Blu Tack®'s multitude of uses, or ‘hacks’, make everyday life that little bit easier. Whether you’re removing fluff from clothing, levelling a picture frame or fixing a wobbly table, there’s a #BluHack for that!

But what do you do with your Blu Tack®? Share your #BluHacks on social media, or be inspired by the endless possibilities

  • An ideal alternative to sticky tape and drawing pins
  • Over a thousand uses, or #BluHacks
  • Clean, safe and easy-to-use
  • Instant, repositionable bond
  • Non-toxic & solvent-free
  • Packaging made from recycled card
  • Tried and tested formulation - made in Britain for over 50 years

Technical information

Bostik United Kingdom Create - Blu Tack handy Technical Data Sheet (425.75 KB)

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How to use

Blu Tack® performs best on non-porous surfaces e.g. painted surfaces, glass, metal etc. Do not use on recently decorated surfaces or absorbent, silk-screen printed or hand stencilled wallpaper.

  1. Pull off a piece of Blu Tack® and activate it by pulling and stretching
  2. Roll into a ball, place between the two surfaces and press firmly

How to remove Blu Tack®

When you're ready to remove your adhesive tack, you may be wondering how best to do so without damaging the paint underneath. With the following two steps, learn how to easily remove Blu Tack® Handy and Blu Tack® Economy, wherever you've applied it:

  1. Remove Blu Tack® by rolling it carefully off the surface. It can then be used again and again.
  2. Any remaining shreds can be removed by gently rolling the adhesive tack on the wall or dabbing a new blob of Blu Tack® over the surfaces.

The adhesive properties of Bostik Blu Tack® increase over time, so take extra care when removing it after a period of months.

Who invented Blu Tack®?

Did you know, despite numerous appeals from Bostik for the inventor to step forward, the mastermind behind the product has remained a mystery for over 50 years?

The sticky substance was actually a by-product of an experiment by a Bostik worker to make a new sealant. Although the initial experiment was a failure, the worker's colleagues started using the resulting 'goo'; to stick messages to each other's desks. Once Bostik realised what they had, they tested manufacturing the formulation on a bigger scale.

Fast forward over 50 years and hundreds of millions of packs of Blu Tack® have been sold throughout the UK and beyond - making it the nation's favourite reusable adhesive.

Today, Bostik's factory in Leicester continues to produce tonnes of Blu Tack® every week - for decades, the recipe has been kept a closely guarded secret.


Why is Blu Tack® blue?

Blu Tack® was originally white but consumer research at the time showed concerns that children may mistake it for chewing gum, so blue colouring was added, giving it its household name.

How much weight can Blu Tack® hold?

0.5 grams of Blu Tack® will hold an approximate 105 gram load, but Bostik Blu Tack® is not designed to hold heavy objects.

What surfaces can I use Blu Tack® on?

Blu Tack® performs best on non-porous surfaces e.g. painted surfaces, glass, metal etc. Do not use on recently decorated surfaces or absorbent, silk-screen printed or hand stencilled wallpaper.

How to remove Blu Tack® from carpet?

Blu Tack® sometimes gets dropped and pressed into the carpet. You can easily remove it by firstly, removing as much as possible by hand. Then, grab an additional piece of Blu Tack® and press it into the Blu Tack® in the carpet and pull it away to remove as much as possible.

If there are remaining pieces, wrap parcel tape - sticky side outwards - around your knuckles and knead into the affected area. Finally, use a fine-tooth comb to remove the last little bits!

Watch video for how to remove Blu Tack® from carpet

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 lighter fuel but as per the guidance of the suppliers. Before using these products, we recommend you test on a small inconspicuous area.

Watch video for how to remove Blu Tack® stains

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