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.
HOW DO I REMOVE GLUE FROM MY FINGERS?
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.
HOW DO I STORE SUPER GLUE?
We recommend storing in a refrigerator to lengthen the shelf life. Refrigerated packaging should be allowed to return to room temperature prior to use.
HOW DO I CLEAN SUPER GLUE FROM A SURFACE
Wipe the affected area with an acetone dampened cloth or nail polish remover containing acetone.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE ADHESIVE I 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.
ARE ADHESIVES FLAMMABLE?
Most solvent based adhesives are flammable. Always work in a ventilated area and do not breathe in vapours. Avoid exposing the product to any ignition sources. Do not smoke when working with adhesives.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY APPLICATOR TOOLS?
Wet and dried adhesive on applicator tools can be cleaned with acetone, thinners or parrafin. Please refer to the Technical Data Sheet of the specific product for more information.
I NEED MORE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON THIS PRODUCT?
Please call our Sticky Questions toll free helpline during office hours on 0800 222 400.
WHICH ADHESIVE IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR MY APPLICATION?
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.
HOW DO I REMOVE UNCURED SILICONE?
Uncured silicone can be removed from the hands or tools using a clean solvent soaked cloth, e.g. turpentine or paraffin. If removing uncured silicone from clothing, check fabric colour fastness before applying solvents.
HOW DO I REMOVE CURED SILICONE?
Cured sealant must be removed mechanically with a sharp knife or chemically with Bostik Silicone Stripper. Always test on a small surface first.
HOW DO I STORE MY SILICONE?
To maximize the shelf life of an opened silicone cartridge, we recommend that the nozzle be removed and a piece of plastic placed over the cartridge tip after which the nozzle must be screwed back on. A large screw inserted into the nozzle tip also helps to extend the life. Store in a cool environment.
CAN I USE ALCOHOL TO CLEAN SILICONE?
No. Alcohol based cleaners should not be used for cleaning surfaces as alcohol inhibits the cure of silicones. Soaps or detergents used to clean the surface must be rinsed away thoroughly with clean water to ensure that all traces of the soaps are removed before sealing.
WHICH SEALANT IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR MY APPLICATION?
Stuck in a rut and not sure which sealant is suitable for your application? Call our Sticky Questions Helpline during office hours on 0800 222 400 for technical support.
No. Glue Sticks does not stick to plastics.
ARE GLUE STICKS TOXIC OR HARMFUL TO CHILDREN?
No. All our glue sticks are solvent free and non-toxic which makes it safe for children.
HOW DO I CLEAN EXCESS GLUE STICK FROM MY FURNITURE OR TABLE?
Excess glue stick adhesive can be cleaned with warm soapy water.
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 PREVENT PRESTIK OIL STAINS ON THE WALL WHEN STICKING POSTERS DOWN?
We recommend that strips of tape be applied to the back of the poster and the Prestik be attached to this area as opposed to directly onto the poster.
HOW DO I REMOVE PRESTIK FROM CLOTHES?
Use lighter fluid or Low Aromatic Cleaning Benzine (LACB) to remove off fabric. Check for colourfastness before using any solvents.
IS PRESTIK SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes. It is 100% safe for children as it is solvent free and non toxic. The rubber base in Prestik is the same as in chewing gum, although we don’t recommend that you substitute your chewing gum with Prestik! Prestik should be kept away from small children as it can present a choking hazard if accidentally swallowed.
HOW DO I REMOVE STICKY RESIDUE FROM TAPES?
Adhesive residue from most sticky tapes can be removed with acetone. Always test a small area first.
HOW DO I CLEAN WAX BASED PRODUCTS FROM FURNITURE?
Clean with warm soapy water or wet wipes.