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Getting to grips with glue applicators

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Fed up with messy glue stains? With the latest glue applicators, you can make repairs with minimal fuss by applying glue precisely where you need it. Read on to find out about the different adhesive applicators and how to keep them clog-free.

The new generation of glue applicators

Applying super glue doesn’t have to end with you scraping off excess glue everywhere! In fact, due to the number of glue applicators available today, using super glue is easy and mess-free.

Nowadays, you can buy glue applicators in all shapes and sizes. From ultra-fine tip glue applicators, to brush on glue applicators to long-necked glue applicators, there’s an applicator for every job. What’s more, many super glues now have self-piercing caps and lids that lock into place. Loctite also offers a range of ultra-fine tip super glue applicators designed for the most precise applications.

How to keep your glue applicators clog-free

There are a number of tricks for getting the most out of your glue. Firstly, keeping air out of the bottle is essential for making your glue last longer. Another important tip is to keep glue out of the applicator tips as best you can – this will mean that your glue applicator doesn’t get clogged up. Here’s how to do keep your glue applicators clog-free.

Once you’ve finished applying your super glue…

  1. Sit the bottle in an upright position and tap the bottom on the table. This will allow any glue left in the applicator to drop back into the bottle.
  2. Keeping the bottle upright, squeeze it carefully to make sure that no more glue comes out of the applicator. The trick here is the make sure that you don’t squeeze the bottle too hard.
  3. Clean the tip of the glue applicator with paper towel dipped in acetone. Alternatively, use Loctite Glue Remover.
  4. Screw the lid back on tightly and store the glue in an upright position in a cool, dry place.

Loctite’s super glue applicators

Loctite has a huge range of different super glues with different applicators, so you can choose the right glue and applicator for every project. Here, we’ll give you a quick run-down of the different super glue applicators so you can make your next repair with minimal mess.

You may already know Loctite’s super glues, but did you know that Loctite’s Super Glue Liquid Precision and Loctite’s Super Glue Liquid Precision Max come in handy bottles with extra-long nozzles designed for dispensing super glue with absolute precision? Both feature perfect glue applicators for making accurate repairs in hard to reach places. And, if you’re in need of an easy but super effective and mess-free glue applicator, give Loctite’s Super Glue Creative Pen a try. This glue applicator is pressure sensitive and has a non-dripping system, meaning that you can use it just like a pen and apply super glue quickly and cleanly to all kinds of surfaces.

Alternatively, if you need your super glue to cover a wider area, you should check out Loctite’s Super Glue Liquid Brush On. As the name suggests, this glue comes with a handy brush-on glue applicator for easy, mess-free applications.

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Products used

  • Loctite SuperGlue Creative Pen Packshot

    LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen: Say goodbye to glue spills, sticky fingers and messy DIY jobs with the LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen

  • Loctite Glue Remover Packshot

    LOCTITE Glue Remover: Easily tackles adhesive mishaps! Efficiently removes glues, stains, and labels. Non-drip gel formula for versatile applications.

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