A multi-purpose clear craft and paper glue.




Features & benefits

Bostik Paper Glue is a clear, non-toxic, odourless multi-purpose craft glue. This polyvinyl acetate (PVA) based adhesive dries clear and bonds paper, cardboard and small wooden objects and is perfect for craft, scrapbooking and school projects. It provides excellent adhesion to porous materials such as paper, wood, felt, cardboard, cellophane, photographic paper, and cork. Fair adhesion of above materials to metals and glass.

Can be mixed with powder paints for finger painting.

Not suitable for bonding plastics and some coated papers e.g. wax coated, polyethylene laminated paper.

Downloads & resources

Bostik DIY South Africa Create - Paper Glue Technical Data Sheet (282.65 KB)

Bostik DIY South Africa Create - Paper Glue Safety Data Sheet (72.77 KB)

How to use

  • Ensure that surfaces are clean and dry.
  • Twist nozzle anti-clockwise to open.
  • Apply glue to one surface.
  • Press pieces together and allow to dry (approx. 1 minute to 1 hour, depending on substrate).
  • Clean any spills with a damp cloth.
  • Remove excess glue from nozzle and twist cap clockwise to close.


How do I clean excess school glue from the counter?

Clean excess liquid school glue with warm soapy water when still wet.

How do I store my adhesive?

Most adhesives have a shelf life of at least 12 months if stored in a cool (below 25°C), dry place in its original moisture-tight container. If the material is kept beyond the recommended shelf life, it is not necessarily unusable, but a check should be performed to observe whether the product is still workable, apply-able and uncured.

Which adhesive is the right one for my application?

Please visit to find the correct adhesive for your application. Alternatively call our Sticky Questions Helpline during office hours on 0800 222 400.

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