Product Type: Pritt household products
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The smell of my childhood!
Member Name: katyj10
Advantages: Works well and safely
This is a review of Pritt Stick which I have been using all my life so far! Without sounding like a glue sniffer, I have tried other brands of glue stick and the Pritt Stick has a distinctive smell which always takes me back to happy childhood memories of cutting and pasting the old school way using glitter and coloured paper!
The Pritt Stick comes in lots of different sizes but as my use these days is less rather than more, I tend to stick to the smaller sized tubes. You have a wind up base that allows you to twist up the product as you use it and twist it back down to put the cap back on.
The best thing about the Pritt Stick is that it is non-messy glue and it doesn't ever seem to dry up (unless you keep the tube for about a decade!). It is versatile and safe and can be used for a variety of tasks.
When I was at University, one of our course work requirements was to hold a portfolio of our work and they were quite exacting about using spray mount as a glue but I found this hard to work with and sneakily used Pritt Stick most of the time! Nowadays I use Pritt Stick for craft work and make book marks out of National Geographic magazine photography and back the pictures on to card using this glue. I also find it handy for other mounts and have used it in photo frames as well.
Price and availability
I usually buy my Pritt Stick at the supermarket for around £2 for a small 20g tube which lasts me ages. You can get the 10g tiny tubes for £1.20 at Staples, and I have seen an enormous 90g jumbo tube at stationers like Staples (£4.88) but can't justify owning one of these!
I think we will be definitely stocking up on these as our daughter gets more into arts and crafts, she's not yet two so we don't do much more than scribbling at the moment but I am sure she will build some happy memories using Pritt Stick as I have in the near future. It is washable, safe for kids and acid free and non toxic so I will be happy for her to use it. The glue stick comes in coloured versions, from pink and green to the clear white (which I prefer!) and for me is a well known and trusted brand. If you know you are going to be using a lot it's best to buy a multi pack as it is cheaper this way.
My sister is a teacher and she gets through a lot of glue sticks when the kids forget their exercise books they work on A4 and have it glued in to their books (when they remember to bring them) and she swears by this brand. It has been around for ages and is definitely the first brand I look to when buying a stick of glue. I like that it is not wet or tacky yet works perfectly well with long lasting results. It is priced reasonably and readily available from many shops. A recommended brand!
Summary: Performs a lot better than its cheaper alternatives