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Bostik Blu Tack
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Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: cheap, handy, lasts well
Blu Tack is one of those products that almost every household has a pack of in one of their bits and bobs drawers. Since my daughter started nursery (and now school) it is something that I have had a LOT of use of with all the pictures she would bring home and want on the wall. One of the walls in our kitchen is just full of her artwork now and still hanging thanks to trusy blu tack!
Blu Tack is another one of those items that seems to have been around forever, as far back as I can remember my mum used it at Christmas to hang the dreaded tacky decorations that people used to have, along with cards before she joined the cards on a string bandwagon. It comes packaged in a flat cardboard box and inside the tack is covered in a non stick paper. Blu tack itself is classed as a reuseable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive but I would just compare it to play doh that sticks! Standard blu tack is blue but there are now other colours available such as pink and white.
Using the blu tack is extremely simple, pull of a chunk from the sheet inside the packaging and squash and stretch it for a few seconds to warm it up slightly to make it easier to use. Depending on what you are using it for you can then take a small amount, make a ball and place it on the back of whatever you wish to stick up and then press against the wall.
The price of Blu Tack does seem to vary, I just buy mine from the local pound shop and quite often they have two packs for a pound so it is very good value.
I think Blu tack is fab, it holds pictures up on the wall perfectly and for the most part they will stay for a long time. I have noticed that it can leave a greasy mark on the wall when removed from painted walls, or even pull off wallpaper when being removed so if it is papered wall extra care does need to be taken. I normally hang my special Christmas cards on the wall in my living room with Blu tack but as I have just redecorated I think I may have to find a new way this year as I really don't want to risk any greasy marks or rips!
I definitely recommend Blu Tack, it is cheap, does its job brilliantly and can be reused many times.
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: Just blu tack!