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The original reusable adhesive tack

Product overview

Blu Tack® is clean, safe and easy to use. Available in blue, white and pink, it provides an ideal alternative to drawing pins or sticky tape, with over a thousand uses around the home, office or school.

  • An ideal alternative to sticky tape and drawing pins
  • Over a thousand uses, or #BluHacks
  • Clean, safe and easy to use
  • Available in blue, white and pink
  • Made in Britain for over 50 years
  • CE approved

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





Handy (45g)
Economy (90g)

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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

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?

Bostik’s factory in Leicester still produces tonnes of Blu Tack® every week - for decades, the recipe has been kept a closely guarded secret.

The sticky substance was actually a by-product of an experiment to make a new sealant. Although the experiment was a failure, workers 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.