[bookbinding/craft filter] Should I switch from PVA to wheat paste or some other adhesive?
December 24, 2010 11:20 AM Subscribe
wheat paste vs. PVA for adhering paper and book cloth to binder's board
posted by faeuboulanger to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
There is such a tragic dearth of bookbinding information on the internet for us serious amateurs!
I was wondering if any of y'all can explain the various benefits and drawbacks of both wheat paste and PVA for adhering book cloth and paper to binder's board (no leather just yet!).
For the past year or so, I've been using PVA exclusively, but I find it rather difficult. Despite being extremely careful, I always end up with an unwanted PVA smudge SOMEWHERE on my books... even if I only know it's there. I've heard wheat paste offers a little more flexibility and won't mark paper/cloth in the same way PVA does. But are there any reasons I shouldn't use it? Are there any other good adhesives I might want to consider using? Please, share your knowledge; I know nothing.