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Bostik Blu Tack
Member Name: k2705
Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: Has so many uses at home or work
Disadvantages: None for me
Blu Tack is one of those products that so many people keep shoved in the back of the kitchen or office drawer because you just know that at some point you will probably need some. Blu Tack is made by Bostik, well known for making glue, and really that's what Blu Tack is, a solid form of glue. It was first produced more than 30 years ago so has stood the test of time very well.
Blu Tack is sold in sheets and is packed between 2 sheets of what feels like some sort of shiny grease proof paper. In my pack this is blue in colour to match the actual Blu Tack and has the word Bostick printed all over it. This is all sold in a cardboard sleeve which undoes like an envelope. The front of the pack informs the customer that Blu Tack is the original re-usable adhesive and gives a few examples of its uses. These include in the office and sticking pictures on the wall.
The back of the pack gives further uses and the instructions for use. These are simple enough, just pull a small piece of the Blu Tack from the sheet and stretch and roll it until it is pliable, a bit like plastercine really but this has no real smell to it. You then attach it to whatever you need to stick making sure the surface is clean and free from loose material, then press the item you are sticking to whatever you want to stick it to. Simple!
I've been using Blue Tac for as long as I can remember. I used to use it to stick posters on my bedroom wall while I was going through my Boyzone phase. Now of course I have my gorgeous new husband and Boyzone have long lost their appeal but I still use Blu Tack both at home and work.
In the office I have used it to stick my pen tidy to my desk after knocking it over once too any times. At home I have used it for pictures on the wall. I have found frames sometimes hang a little uneven no matter how much you adjust them, a little blue tack in one or 2 of the corners stuck to the wall keeps the frame level. I also have a few pictures stuck up with Blu Tack in my kitchen that my Niece and Nephew have lovingly created.
We also use it at Christmas for putting up decorations. It holds them up with no trouble and we have had no problems with the Blu Tack leaving marks on the walls. To remove the Blu Tack you need to gently roll it and it will come away from the wall easily.
I also have a beautiful tall thin vase which my cats seem attracted to, worried they might knock it over I have stick it to the window sill with a small piece of the Blu Tack. This has made it secure and it doesn't move when my girls decide to push past it to look out of the window.
All in all Blu Tack is a great little invention. Its not expensive at approximately £1.00 a pack and as it can be re used several times will last for ages. It eliminates the need for pins and wont ruin anything like celotape sometimes can. I would recommend keeping a pack in the house or the office, it always has a use somewhere.
Summary: Good to keep a pack in the house