Product Type: Bostik in Homeware
Newest Review: ... exactly what we needed and went to W H Smith's and came back with a packet of Bostik Stiki Dots. I don't know how much she paid but the... more
It's a Stick Up - or is it?
Member Name: SusanLesley
Advantages: Stick things up to a point
Disadvantages: Only sticks light things, hard to remove
I do some volunteer work at the Lifeboat Shop here in Llandudno. We often need to put posters, decorations, signs etc. on the walls and the windows and we needed something to do the sticking!
We had Blu Tac and even White Tac - which I hadn't even know existed until we had some in the shop! What we really needed was something that we could use to stick things onto the windows and the glass in the door without the sticky stuff being visible from the other side of the glass. We did try Blu Tac but that just looked a mess from the other side.
When our regional manager visited the shop she knew exactly what we needed and went to W H Smith's and came back with a packet of Bostik Stiki Dots. I don't know how much she paid but they are currently about £1.50 for a pack of 64 dots on the Amazon website.
The dots are sold in a cardboard packet with the name of the product on the front and a list of things that could be stuck using the dots.
Inside the dots are sandwiched between two layers of plastic, with each individual dot in its own section. To get the dots out you just peel back one of the sheets of plastic and pull the dot off the bottom layer.
What you now have in your hand is little, clear, thick, sticky blob. Imagine receiving your new credit card though the post and the stuff that sticks it to the letter that comes with it - that's the sort of thick texture of the sticky dots.
To use them we just flattened them onto the corners of the paper that was to be displayed and then stuck the paper to the window - and yes, the first time we used them we were silly enough to put the dots on the back of the paper so that the paper faced the wrong way when we put it onto the window!
You might now be thinking - wow - what a brilliant idea! Well it is - up to a point. The dots will only hold very light things - sheets of paper are fine - but posters are too heavy as are most Christmas decorations. There is another problem too - when we took the paper off the window and removed the Stiki Dots it was a devil of a job to get all of the sticky stuff off the glass!
Although I haven't used them for this purpose I would guess that these dots of glue would be better suited for craft work where they would be sticking things together invisibly rather than trying to hold things on walls defying gravity!
In conclusion I would say these are a good idea but, in retrospect, they weren't really suitable for what we wanted them to do.
Summary: Best for craft work I think