Product Type: Pritt household products
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Good quality paper glue
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Advantages: Sticks paper well
Disadvantages: Price and poor with cardboard
Pritt Stick is one of the best known brands of paper glue on the market so much so that the brand name has become synonymous with paper glue in much the same way as a vacuum cleaner is often called a Hoover. Many have tried and failed to imitate the Pritt Stick but in my opinion it is the best paper glue on the market with only 3M Scotch Glue sticks coming a very close second. There is now a whole suite of Pritt Stick glues in the Pritt family but this review is for the glue stick which twists up and down. The glue stick is used widely in homes, offices and schools and is much less messy than traditional white PVC glue and much less toxic-smelling than something like UHU clear glue.
As stated, the Pritt Stick is one of my top two favourite paper glues. Compared with other cheaper brands, the Pritt Stick does not dry out as quickly. How often have you tried to glue something only to find the glue stick has dried out and no longer works? The Pritt Stick does occasionally dry out but usually only if the lid is not secured properly. The fact that it twists up and down and is encased much the same way as a lipstick means that it is less messy for children to use than traditional white PVC glue which gets everywhere. The benefit of Pritt Stick is that it is washable off many surfaces yet strong enough to hold paper together. It will probably stick thin card but anything like corrugated card will require something stronger. One thing I find with thin card is that after a while the glue can dry out and the thin card can become separated from the other piece of thin card, it doesn't seem to happen with paper, just card which can be quite annoying if you want something to hold together for a long period of time (years for example). The down side to the Pritt Stick is the price, but you do get what you pay for. Although more expensive than cheaper brands, it does actually work and does stick paper together and rarely dries out. An 11g stick (the small one) is about £1.30 and the 22g stick (the chunkier one) is about £2.30. Depending on how frequently you use them depends on how long they will last. I use them regularly for sticking paper inserts into cards and find that the glue does not pucker the paper and will dry quickly.
I do think Pritt Stick can be quite expensive but I would rather buy something that I know works than waste my money repeatedly on cheaper brands. It is a staple item that we always have in the house and I would definitely recommend it. It loses one star for the price and it's performance with cardboard.
Summary: Would buy again