Hot glue is a preferred choice for small repair work, holiday and birthday decorations, but how can you make the most this wonderful tool-
Normally Glue guns ten minutes to warm up. You should refrain from forcing glue sticks into the gun before the gun is entirely warmed up as this the mechanism through which glue is fed though the gun can be damaged.
What you need to bear in mind is that the hotter the glue is, the shorter is the open time. What open time refers to? Open time refers to the amount of time between applying the glue and materials forming a bond; however, temperature of the glue gun is not the only decisive factor. You must read the entire manual before using the glue gun.
If you are need glue gun for various types of projects, then you should go for a glue gun that has interchangeable tips.
Keeping an ice water bowl near you while working with glue gun is a good idea because it will be handy if your skin comes in contact with the glue gun while it is hot. You should hold the glue gun in upright position when it is hot but not in use.
Glue guns can be used for various applications, so its usage is just not confined to bonding things together. You can add textures on objects and also paint using it. Use coloured glue sticks to add a touch of creativity.
There are few things you need to keep in mind to make sure that your glue gun works effectively all the time. Keep the glue gun nozzle clear at all times. Snip away any strings using scissors after they cool down.
Since glue guns are available in varied shapes and sizes, you must take into consideration your hand size as well as your needs before you make up your mind for buying one.
If the surfaces of the materials you are dealing with, are very smooth, you will have a hard time bonding them together. You can use alcohol for cleaning the surface. Sand paper can also be used.
Keep the children and pets away from working area to avoid any burns, injuries or shock accidents.
Keep your projects away from any exposure to direct sunlight because the glue can get re liquefied and break the bond. Glue should always be applied in steady straight lines for better bond formation.