Product Type: Pritt household products
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A glue that's a stick
Member Name: Kary
Date: 06/12/11, updated on 06/12/11 (40 review reads)
Advantages: Easier to use that normal glue
Disadvantages: doesn't stick as well as normal glue
A Prittstick, a glue that is a stick. Can't say I know who thought of this idea but whoever they are they are very clever and probably very rich.
For those who don't know a Prittstick is a glue, really only for use with paper, that comes in a solid form rather than a liquid form, this means less mess and less glue all over the place right?
Well in practical terms the glue does work, you twist the stick and the glue comes out of the top, you then rub this on the paper that you want to stick down, normally I find you need to use quite a bit, you then apply pressure and it sticks to the paper. The individual sticks, no matter what the size, seem to last for a lot of sticks and just seem to keep on going and going, so as long as you keep a spare one you should have plenty of glue to keep you going.
I do however have a few issues with Prittsticks:
1) This is a big problem in my opinion, the glue doesn't stick that well. I have had to stick lots of things down over the years with this stuff and would not use it on anything other than paper and even then I have had problems of things just dropping off after a while. Do you think that glue should only work for a little bit? I don't but this is fairly cheap glue that isn't advertised as long lasting.
2) You still end up in a mess. Doesn't really matter what I am going with this but I still seem to end up getting in a mess, I get glue all over my hands and all over the desk, so I don't think I would really call it all that clean.
3) If you forget to put the cap then watch it dry out super quick, I suppose this does happen with normal glue if you leave the lid off but I tend to find the case is much worse with this stuff.
Overall this is still the glue that I turn to when I need to do some simple sticking and what not, however I would recommend picking a store value version as they normally stick just as well as the brand name ones but for half the price, just wish that that sticking power was considerably better, then again with the mess I get myself in maybe it is better that it doesn't.
Summary: It is a glue that is a stick, good idea