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BLU TACK®

The original reusable adhesive tack. Available in blue, white and pink

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
  • UKCA and 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

Colours

Blue

White

Pink

Sizes
Handy (45g)
Economy (90g)

Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge Easy to apply
Easy to apply
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge Strong bond
Strong bond
Bostik DIY United Kingdom badge Water resistant
Water resistant
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge Permanently flexible
Permanently flexible
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge Ready to use
Ready to use
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge Safe for children
Safe for children
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge UKCA Approved
UKCA Approved
Bostik DIY United Kingdom Badge CE Approved
CE Approved

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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?

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

What colours does Blu Tack® come in?

Bostik Blu Tack® is available in four colours: original blue, pink, white and grey.

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.