Product Type: Pritt household products
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Stick, stick, stick.
Member Name: ktbainbridge
Date: 10/03/11, updated on 15/03/12 (44 review reads)
Pritt Stick is the name in mild glue. If you asked a group of people (family fortunes style) to name a famous glue, my betting is that the majority would name Pritt Stick! You can always tell when an item is famous, and that is because the brand name starts to be used as the name rather than just the brand, like hoovers and vacuum cleaners. I do quite a lot of crafting and 'making' so I have tried a wide variety of glues. From the cheaper budget ones, through to middle of the range, to the named brands, like Pritt stick and uhu.
Price and availability:
The advantage to Pritt stick being quite widely used and known is that it is available in a wide variety of shops. This means it is easy to find and easy to compare prices. Pritt stick comes in a wide variety of sizes. Although pence per gram the bigger the glue is you would think the better value for money you are getting. However in my experience it does not work like this. The bigger glues have a wider head and therefore put more glue on your papers when you do not necessarily need it. I have found sometimes when I buy the bigger glues I actually waste more glue so it is not better value for money for me.
I would really recommend shopping around for Pritt stick, I have seen the prices vary so much, even double in some shops. It is worth looking for special offers in shops such as Tesco or WHSmiths. If you are after a bargain I would avoid convenience stores, like corner shops or bigger garages which stock such items. You will end up paying more for the glue.
Pritt stick is a relatively child friendly easy to use glue. It is not a super glue, so you have very little risk of getting your fingers dangerously stuck together, and it is easier (although not entirely easy as such) to get out of things incase of any spillages or accidents. It is more of a crafting glue than a glue which is strong enough to fix household objects or make mini models of things.
Pritt stick, as the name might suggest comes in a sticky solid, form, rather than a liquid form like PVA glue. It has a plastic outer coating, and a screw bottom which you can use to wind the glue up or down when you need to use it. There is a slide on and off lid, which is pretty secure, but be careful you don't get too much build up of glue round it which means you cannot close it securely and then the glue ends up drying out, becoming useless and having to be thrown away.
In my opinion Pritt Stick is the best glue of its type. It is easy to use, and has great hold. It is ideal for small scale craft projects such as card or scrap book making. I have tried many generic brand glues in a bid to save some money but they are just not as good. The problem is you do pay a premium for this glue. It is double the price (if not more) of the cheaper own makes.
I would probably recommend buying this when you need something a bit stronger to stick, such as sticking something a bit heavier onto card. If you are just doing a simple sticking exercise or it is for kids craft time and you know it is just going to get thrown away afterwards I would buy a cheaper glue.
Summary: Long lasting, easy to use.