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Bostik Blu Tack
Member Name: louisechackett
Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: sticks well, cheap, a little goes a long way
Disadvantages: none for me
Blutak is one of those items which I buy every year in the run up to Christmas and I would imagine that it is a product which many people have purchased and used at some time or another as it can be such a handy product to have.
Blutak is made by Bostik and it comes packaged in a thin cardboard box. On the front of the blue box there is the product name listed as well as a few benefits of the product too. Inside the cardboard box there is the actual Blutak which is sandwiched between two sheets of non stick paper. The paper which covers the thin rectangular Blutak has all manners of ways in which you could use the Blutak but for me the only thing which I use it for is sticking cards up at Christmas as well as pictures that my son draws for me.
When you first use the Blutak it is in a good sized but thin rectangular slab but obviously as you tear bits off to use it loses this shape and more often than not is rolled in to a ball shape after I am finished using it. The Blutak is stretchy when you break some off and does feel a little sticky too. Personally when using the product I roll a small amount of it in to a ball and then attach it to the four corners of a card or picture before sticking it to the surface I want it to stick to. You don't need to use an awful lot of the product when sticking cards and pictures up but it does obviously depend on the weight of the item you are sticking as well. When attaching the cards or pictures to the wall I always apply a little pressure to make it stick well to the wall but you don't need to use much pressure at all as it sticks well to most surfaces I have found.
One thing that you need to be careful of when removing the product from the wall is that you peel it away from the surface carefully because it may rip your wallpaper otherwise. An excellent way of removing left over Blutak from the wall that I have found is to use another small piece of Blutak and just roll it over any remaining product on your wall and it just comes right off. Another issue is that if you use Blutak on a painted wall it can sometimes leave a greasy mark when it is removed which obviously isn't nice. Bostik do advise that this can be removed with a citrus based stain remover but this isn't something I have tried myself so I cannot comment on the effectiveness.
I do think that Blutak is a very useful product to have at home because it can be used to stick things down, stick cards or pictures up or even help to clean in between the keys on your keyboard! A pack costs around a pound which I think is good value especially considering I normally just buy one pack a year!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A great product