Product Type: Pritt household products
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Sticky but with rippling
Member Name: emmad5689
Advantages: Sticks light things well, good price, easy to use
Disadvantages: Causes rippling under paper
We are quite a creative family in all, we have a singer, an artist, jewellery maker and then my daughter who loves anything crafty so glue is one thing that is always in use in the house. I had bought my daughter some cheap glue sticks but seeing that she was making lovely pictures and then bits were falling off I decided to buy her some Pritt stick remembering it from my childhood and thinking it would be much better.
Pritt stick can be found in many places such as arts and craft shops, discount shops, department stores and even supermarkets so it is really easy to get hold of, I bought it in our local Asda store when I was doing my weekly shopping. Pritt stick is available in a couple of different sizes and I bought the 43g tube for £2 which I didn't think was too bad a price although when you compare to the glue I had previously bought which was 5 for £1 you start to think otherwise.
Pritt stick comes in a white tube which has a white push on cap, it has the word Pritt in white on a bright red background and then the word stick written on black repeated around underneath. At the bottom of the tube there is a black dial which is turned to move the glue up and down as needed. It states that it is quick, easy and mess free which if course is always a bonus especially where children as concerned.
The glue is very easy to use and my daughter hasn't had any issues with being able to use it although we did have to get passed the urge to move it up and down for no reason first. The glue holds her pictures well which is great as that is where the other glue was failing and the whole reason I bought this, it holds paper, card and small embellishments such as little sequins without a problem.
I myself have used the stick of glue when sticking a printed message onto cardboard for my chocolate bouquets and have found that it is best to put a piece of scrap paper underneath what you are applying the glue to and then you don't end up with glue everywhere and lots of sticky patches to clean off your surfaces.
I would recommend Pritt stick if you only have light items to stick, and the finish doesn't matter, it is a decent price and it is easy to use it also doesn't smell too strongly which is an added bonus as that is what generally puts me off PVA glue. The downside of Pritt stick is that it can make the paper a little rippled which doesn't bother my daughter at all and it doesn't do to cardboard but for me sticking white paper it was a problem so I have gone back to my double sided tape.
Summary: Great for my daughters crafts