Looking for some inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas? Have a friend or family member who loves to build and fix things? Super glue is an ultra-practical idea that will fit nicely into a Christmas stocking for the DIYer in your life. But first, what is super glue, and how do you know what super glue item is right? Read on for some tips
- Super glue (or, by its technical name, cyanoacrylate adhesive) is a type of fast-bonding, high-strength, instant adhesive engineered to bond almost any material. Super glues are known for their resistance to temperature and moisture and are used with stone, metal, wood, most plastics, leather, ceramics, paper, and most other common materials.
- Quality super glues come in a variety of application designs. Some use a patented side-squeeze design for a more precise utilization, even in tough-to-reach areas. Liquid-based super glue products feature a narrow nozzle for controlled and drip-free application and an easy-to-open cap with a metal pin for clog-free usage. Some super glue bottles can dry out quickly once opened, but LePage applicators come with airtight caps to keep bottles fresh.
- Super glues typically come in liquid or gel forms. Liquids are best used for cracks or fractures and generally dry faster than gels. Some gels, like LePage Super Glue Ultra Gel Control, create a more flexible bond than liquids. Their gel consistency means no dripping, offering a more controlled application for projects requiring greater precision or vertical application.
No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen, and for those common cracks and breakages that happen around the house, Super Glue is the solution – and the perfect stocking stuffer!