Product Type: UHU household products
Newest Review: ... months on end, the reserve ball I have stuck to the wall stinks of the chemicals from just an inch away. It really does get up my nose, so... more
Is that... Chewing gum on your wall?
UHU Extra Value White Tack
Member Name: Seven17
UHU Extra Value White Tack
Date: 20/03/13, updated on 20/03/13 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Mouldable, sticky, works well, very useful.
Disadvantages: Stinks. Absolutely disgusting chemical smell, even after several months.
So for anyone who has ever felt the need to stick bits of paper to a wall, white tack or blu tack has been the answer. I personally use both but have found this to be the cheaper option when buying in bulk.
This stuff is excellent but stinks to high heaven. If you're easily offended by a strong chemical sort of smell then I strongly recommend Blu Tack instead; it's really not a pleasant smell.
It also lingers around in the air after you first open the packet and even after being up for months on end, the reserve ball I have stuck to the wall stinks of the chemicals from just an inch away. It really does get up my nose, something I will knock a star off for.
It does stay up on the walls for quite a long time, many months in my case where I have a reserve blob next to my window stuck to the wall which hasn't moved. The smaller blobs that hold A4 paper up do loose their stick after a few weeks in a hot room but the vast majority of the blobs I have up haven't fallen down or detached from their paper.
It doesn't pull the paint off the wall either and doesn't stain. You will need to pull this off the wall periodically to check though, as this might just be for my type of paint, I can't say for certain. I would recommend sticking it to say, a table or desk instead of the wall if you're unsure.
This works well with paper and card. I stick 80 gsm paper up without a problem, using no more than a tiny blob no bigger than my finger tip on either corner. This is more than sufficient. I find that warming the tack up in my hand makes it more stretchy and mouldable.
This is also an excellent way to pass the time when you're bored. I use it as a sort of play dough whereby I roll it about into worms, balls, a dice, and pretty much anything that takes my fancy. This is particularly interesting if you have a large quantity of this stuff, as just one pack only allows you to make simple things like fake white dog poo. Yes, boredom gets the best of me.
Overall this is a great little office product but i'm going to knock off a star for the smell, it is quite frankly disgusting and way too strong but for the price, it is worth putting up with it. Recommended but not if you have a sensitive nose.
Summary: Recommended, but buy Blu Tack if you hate chemical smells.