How to make a glue at home?

Do you need to stick something but there isn’t any glue at home? Don’t worry! There are some recipes for homemade glue of any type. Read the article and learn more!

glue at home

At home, there is often a need to seal or glue a particular item made of wood, plastic, rubber, cloth, etc. Industry produces ready-made glue for various purposes. It is possible to use improvised means to make the glue yourself.

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Carpenter's glue

It is essential for bonding wood, paper, cardboard. Cooking carpenter's glue should be in a special dish, which is not hard to do from two tin cans (the principle of the water bath). It is a special kind of glue. It will work well if you need to stick something professionally. If you need a glue for some other occasions, try another variant which is easier to prepare.

Starch paste

It is used mainly for bonding paper. It should be prepared as follows. Half a cup of cold water to take four teaspoons of potato or wheat flour and stir thoroughly to avoid lumps. After that, it is necessary to pour the boiling water, stirring constantly with a wooden stick (a metal spoon will quickly get hot, and it will not hold). Well-cooked the paste must be transparent and resemble a thick pudding. The paste quickly deteriorates and loses its adhesive properties, so to procure it in reserve should not be.

glue at home

Dextrin glue

It can glue paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, etc.

The adhesive of dextrin is prepared as follows: 3 tablespoons of dextrin mix in 4-5 tablespoons of cold water, heated, continuing to stir, add a tablespoon of glycerin. Keep in a well-sealed container. Use the glue cold.

Dextrin is prepared from starch, which is put in a porcelain or enamel container and place in the oven (oven). Oven temperature gradually increases to 160°C. At this temperature, the starch is kept for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Celluloid glue

It is recommended for gluing celluloid, paper, and plastics. It may be cooked from the old foto film. First, you need to soak it in warm water, rinse it with emulsion, then cut into small pieces, put in a bottle with a glass stopper and pour the acetone (you can use the solution for rinsing the nail varnish). The amount of acetone should be two times larger than the volume of the film. The bottle should be tightly closed and put aside, shake it occasionally. When the film is completely dissolved, the glue is ready. As for density, it should resemble liquid sour cream.

glue at home

Waterproof adhesive

For the preparation of glue, wich is not afraid of moisture, you can use not fresh milk or cottage cheese, which is mixed with slaked lime to obtain a homogeneous dense mass. The resulting mass is applied by the thin layer of glue on the wood surfaces, which are then highly compressed and dried.

Glue for rubber

A piece of soft rubber crumble into small pieces, which are infused for several days in a clean, easy (aviation) gasoline.

The result is a solution of rubber, which is carefully decanted, filtered and leave open in a warm place until a thick mass. Its use for bonding rubber products.

Some items can be glued without the use of glue factory, using improvised means.

Porcelain and faience can be glued cottage cheese,mixed with ammonia until thick slurry. An item designed for bonding, it is necessary to clean the edges of the fissure, lubricating the mush, hard to tie and allow to dry. There is another way. The broken porcelain (small) thing neatly folded, tightly bound and down for a few minutes in boiling milk, then remove and leave to dry during the day.

glue at home

Porcelain can be bonded with glue, the homemade way of dry casein powder (20 g), sifted slaked lime (6 g) washing soda (10 g) that are mixed into 8 g of office glue and 8 g of water to the density of sour cream.

Glass it is recommended to glue with the gelatin to which is added a small amount of an aqueous solution of potassium dichromate (potassium Bichromate). Glued subject should be put in bright sun under the action of light the glue becomes insoluble and can withstand hot water.


Hi. Which Glue is that that is pictured being dripped from the spatula? Thanks.

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