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Blu's the best!
Bostik Blu Tack
Member Name: katyj10
Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: Sticks but doesn't mark
This is a review of Bostik Blu Tack, a brand I have used all my life. Every Christmas we stick our Christmas Cards up on the door using Blu Tack so I always keep a packet in the kitchen 'man drawer'.
Don't go there!
I have tried other brands and cheaper alternatives only to throw them away as they are all terribly inferior to Blu Tack. Once I used a green coloured tac that stained the walls a greasy green colour and the white stuff you can get reminds me of chewed chewing gum, gross. So blu it is.
As a child I was not allowed chewing gum and I remember chewing blu tack in a bid to look old, wise and grown up. It is not recommended but I lived to tell the tale.
Anything that needs sticking up or fixing down is worth a try with blu tack. Our main use is the chrimbo cards but I have used it for many things over the years. Especially posters and this even worked on the ceiling when I liked Take That the first time round!! We have used it to secure a phone to a glass table top when it kept sliding (until we got digital models) and now use it for our daughter's art work and reward charts on the doors.
The older generations of blu tack used to get a bit dried out but I have noticed it seems more pliable over the years and doesn't dry into hard lumps so quickly. You do have to be careful if you are using it on a document you cherish as it can rip the corners off it sometimes if it is pulled down too quickly.
The best thing about Blu Tack is if you want to remove lots of bits from say a wall, you can use a small lump to work at the bits that remain and it will usually join its friend. Some work places ban this stuff as they believe it will remove paint from the walls (and sometimes plaster) but I have never had this problem with Blu Tack and find it most gentle on the walls. Other brands I think can be quite damaging but if you stick with this you should be OK.
Packaging and price
The blu tack in its new form is housed in a sheet between glossy paper (two sheets) and you can pull off a bit at a time. Eventually if you are thrifty and reuse it, you'll end up with a big ball of Blu Tack that attracts fluff and other items. Fortunately it is cheap to buy so a new pack will not set you back much. I usually pay around a pound for my packets of Blu Tack.
I am loyal to this brand and have never found anything that performs better. I even love how they have spelt Blu differently and it makes a memorable brand name that prohibits copying. I will probably continue to use Blu Tack for the rest of my life. You can't endorse a brand better than that!
Summary: Always have a packet of this in the house man drawer