My sainted mother shipped me a teapot, but the insert for the tea leaves broke in transit. How should I best repair it, considering that it will be sitting in hot water that I'll then drink? [more inside]
Could I pour Elmer's glue in little puddles that match the grain on my subfloor so that when I paint it with porch paint there will be some texture? Or would it just break up the first time someone walked on it? [more inside]
I just got a 24"x36" yearly planner that I'd like to get a backing for so it can be wall-mounted. [more inside]
Crafters, what's the best glue to glue an acorn nut made of dry Fimo Air Basic air-dry clay to the underside of an acorn cap? Is hot glue good enough? [more inside]
We have walls that desperately need painting, but haven't been able to adequately neutralize the glue left from the wallpaper. Hope us? [more inside]
I need to glue a better aerator on to the old aerator in my kitchen tap. I want a glue that's safe for potable water, gluing metal to plastic, but all my searches bring up US results that I can't find in the UK. Can anyone recommend one, preferably from experience? [more inside]
I have a leather computer desk chair that I got 2 years ago that I really like and they don't sell it anymore, it is very ergonomic. I have tried out other chairs and not found one as good. The leather has torn in several places and I need to reupholster it. I don't want to take it somewhere to be reupholstered becasue a) I don't have the money and B) I would have nothing to sit on while it is in the shop. The thing is I don't know anything about reupholstering , let alone what looks somewhat complicated due to all the panels, in it. I have made a video showing in detail the chair, and the problems with it. I will be very grateful to anyone who can help with with this. This is the video.
I have great old speakers with peeling wood veneer. How should I go about fixing them? [more inside]
What glue do I need to attach crochet lace to a card / wedding invite? [more inside]
Can my elderly plastic piece be repaired by myself? What cements and/or techniques should I use? [more inside]
I need a "medium-build" adhesive to glue some fairly small (5mm) plastic components to each other, and my usual glues aren't useful here. [more inside]
I've broken my favorite piece of a jewelry -- a solid jade bangle. It dropped on the bathroom floor and broke into 2 pieces (pics 1 2). When I put the two pieces together it doesn't look too bad (i.e. I think it was a "clean break" with no additional tiny pieces missing), so I'd like to fix it. Can I do this myself and will it look not horrible? What type of stuff could I use to glue the pieces together? If the answers to the previous questions are no and none, do you know of someone (jeweler/stone person) who could fix it in the DC/MD area? [more inside]
Mrs. hamandcheese teaches children education programs. About dinosaurs. She needs your help with a specific crafty art activity teaching kids about bugs stuck in amber. Suggest us some amber-like glue solutions! [more inside]
Anyone have any recommendations for using "super glue" instead of bandages on small, routine wounds? [more inside]
The strap of my handbag broke and I'm looking to repair it but how? As you can see by this photo, the short metal bit fits into the metal cap. The metal cap holds the end of the braided strap but the strap does not fill the cap entirely; the end where the opening is is hollow. Would filling it with some kind of glue or epoxy work? But which kind? [more inside]
Is there a heavy duty lock made that is tamper-proof from pranksters wielding Crazy Glue? [more inside]
I think I have fallen in love with mixed media arts and crafts! Help me do more of this! [more inside]
A printout was inadvertently glued to a copy of a historical photo. How do I get it off? [more inside]
What glue should I use to glue laminated fabric to rusty steel? [more inside]
I need to glue/fix something weird. Help! [more inside]
Suitable glue to bond glass to ceramics - must dry clear, and be dishwasher proof (or at least waterproof) [more inside]
Please help me remove glue from a cat with luxurious long fur. Complication: she reacts violently to human touch. [more inside]
I have a microwave oven installed over my regular oven. The lower endcap has popped off the handle. I'd like to glue it back on, but it's in a spot where there will be a lot of steam rising towards it. What's the best product to get it glued back on?
The leather-thing holding it on snapped and one of the toggles has come off my duffle-coat. I have the toggle itself, and I have acquired some spare leather-things, but I'm not sure of the best way to re-attach. I don't have a sewing machine, and I don't think I know anyone who does. I have discovered that a thing called 'Fabric glue' exists, but is it any better than superglue? Will superglue work on wool/leather? I could put a few hand-stitches, but the thickness of both bits of material make me think that I might not be able to do a very good job. [more inside]
How do you extend the shelf-life of a tube of adhesive, such as Goop or E-6000 by preventing it from drying out during long periods without use? [more inside]
Woodworking filter: I need to seal a leak in a wooden vessel but whatever I use needs to be both food safe and high temperature resistant. [more inside]
There's some green, glue-like substance on several spots of my brand new fence (put up by a contractor along with a whole big reno). What is it? Is it easy to get off?
Metafilter, save my art project! What kind of glue can I use to stick spray painted canvas parts to a spray painted canvas? [more inside]
What do I do about someone squirting glue into the locks of my house? [more inside]
What's the best way to repair alabaster? [more inside]
My stovetop espresso maker has a small leak. I don't think returning it will help me. Are there any recipes for food-safe 'stop leak' compounds? [more inside]
Plastic laminated label on glass bottle, which glue to use? Please help! [more inside]
Any suggestions for sticky goo to stick flash drive to envelope? [more inside]
UK Glue ID filter. Triangular, transluscent plastic bottle, red nozzle used for direct spreading. Glue itself brown/clear. [more inside]
Is superglue not as good as it used to be? When I was a teenager in the 70s I used to make models of polyhedra using just toothpicks and superglue. I have been trying to recreate those recently and having no luck. I am holding two toothpick ends together as still as I can for 30-60 seconds and getting nothing. [more inside]
What glue should I use to repair silicone? Silicone glue seems like the obvious choice but from what Google tells me it is not as simple as that.
Help me avoid being Bridezilla, and un-glue some centerpieces before I come unglued, please. [more inside]
Toy crocodile is injured. Child is hysterical. Please help me repair. [more inside]
How to attach a towel bar to stone without drilling? [more inside]
I need to find a strong and durable, all-weather adhesive. I am repairing a mural that was done on parachute cloth. It is near a bus stop and kids have been picking at it and now sections of the original painting are missing. In addition to repainting the missing section I need to get the parts of the cloth that are no longer attached to the wall to stick back down. [more inside]
A sticky pad has bonded itself to my all-wood endtable. Can I use a product like Goof-Off to remove it, or will that damage the finish on the table? [more inside]
What is the best adhesive to use to permanently affix Auralex acoustic treatment foam tiles to cinder block walls? I'd like it to be strong, but not impossible to remove in the future. I don't want any glue to soak through (about 1.5" of foam). Small job, just need the best glue.
My brother sculpted me a beautiful ceramic incense burner for my birthday a few years ago after I finished taking Anthropology at school. The top part resembles the face of some distant human relative, and smoke flows out through the eyes, nose and mouth. Unfortunately, right after he gave it to me, a small piece got chipped off while it was in my backpack! Where can I find a small quantity of good high temperature ( ~ 500F - 2000F) adhesive suitable for ceramics?
I want to take Casio watches (or the equivalent) and/or old cell phones and glue stuff to them--beads, bits of circuit board, Lego minifig heads, etc. What would be the best glue for this purpose? [more inside]
What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
How suitable is an induction-type hot plate for keeping a liquid stable at a low temperature (target is 70C.)? [more inside]
I need to stick a 4'x4' piece of canvas to the wall like wallpaper. I would use wallpaper paste but it would make the black and white fabric look like ass. What should I use to make it permanent and awesome?
I just found out you can print on wood veneer! How can I prevent the wood from cracking along grain lines without laminating it into super-thickness? [more inside]
I pulled the transparent sizing information tag off of the front of a new T-shirt. Now there is a big patch of adhesive on my new T-shirt. :( Help! [more inside]
What equipment and chemicals do I need to strip carpet glue and paint off of a cement/concrete floor? [more inside]