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Bostik Blu Tack
Member Name: kristoph23
Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: Quick sticky action
Disadvantages: Price is perhaps a lot
When it comes to sticking up items on a wall you usually either need tape, drawing pin or blu tack.
The drawing pin idea will create holes in the wall which can look extremely messy and overall the look it gives is not the best. With tape you usually rip the item you're holding up when you need to pull the item down.
With blu tack however there is a good reason to have the product. I usually buy a couple of packs of this product when it is on offer because it saves you money in the long run. Only yesterday I brought some more which I paid £1.57 for in a small gift shop near where I live.
Blu tack comes flat and is blu hence the name and you have two sheets of thin non-stick paper which covers it up nicely so it is not covered in any sort of dirt. You then pull apart some of this rather fun looking putty.
It looks like a piece of chewing gum but bigger and when you pull it apart the overall texture and look would make people assume it is in fact chewing gum so that can be a problem for some people.
I get a small piece of this blu tack and roll it into a small ball and will place up perhaps posters at work which need putting up to promote a new product for a few weeks. With drawing pins they rip apart the sheets but with this product this does not happen.
You get a small amount and place it on the back of the surface and then attach it to somewhere else. I usually put my posters up against walls, windows and more. I never see the item fall down or have any issue such as one side looking weaker then another.
The product is long lasting but after a while you find some issues can occur. Recently a poster I removed from the wall actually had the blu tack remove some of the paint from the wallpaper it was on. This poster had been in a place about three months so it shows the blu tack can cause slight damage.
With me the blu tack seemed tougher to mould a ball out of and eventually it was thrown away. Usually when I need to remove a poster you just pull gentle and the blu tack will either remain intact with the poster or the wall depending on which it is more attached to.
The product is not like glue in any way because it is not messy. You can literally decide how much you need and once you have used some you can store it away again for later use. Some people decide to play it back under a cupboard surface and some put it back in the original packaging which is what I do.
After a few usages for this item you will notice the sticky type texture begins to disappear and this is when you need to throw away the product before it gets completely useless. For the price you pay for this item it is long lasting it just depends what you're hanging up, where and how long for.
Christmas is obviously a great time to own such an item as this is when you are likely to store Christmas cards on the wall and it saves those drawing pins being used all the time. This is a product which is an adhesive but without the messy elements and it does have a life span and this depends on what it is being used for.
Summary: A good adhesive