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PVA Glue

PVA Glue

Looking for PVA Glue? Then check out the wide range of PVA glue on offer here at Spotlight. Why use PVA Glue? PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate) glue has several benefits including the fact that it does not turn yellow over time, remains flexible, does not smell, does not affect the PH balance of paper, does not break down and dries clear.

PVA glue can be safely used by children but is also great for artists and craftspeople and has a variety of other uses around the home too. Available in handy easy-to-apply bottles, in extra large quantities and in an extra strong version here at Spotlight.

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  • Craftsmart PVA Glue

    Reg: $7.99 - $11.99


  •   Helmar Craft PVA Glue

    Reg: $3.99 - $7.99

    VIP: $2.79 - $5.59


  •   Helmar PVA Woodworking Glue

    Reg: $3.99 - $7.99

    VIP: $2.79 - $5.59


  • Crafters Choice PVA Glue

    Crafters Choice PVA Glue

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    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)

    Reg: $4.99

    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)
    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)




  • Crafters Choice PVA Craft Glue

    Crafters Choice PVA Craft Glue

    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)
    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)

    Reg: $6.99 - $9.99

    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)
    Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE for New Crafters Choice Paper Range, Glitter, Glitter Glue, Glue & Photo Corners (Excludes Glue Guns & Sticks)

  • Gloo PVA

    Reg: $6.99 - $17.99


  • Shamrock Gloo PVA Glue

    Reg: $2.99 - $44.99


  •   UHU PVA Craft Glue

    Reg: $19.99

    VIP: $13.99


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The Full Guide on PVA Glue

When you regularly browse the crafter section on Spotlight, you may have encountered PVA glue. Are you not familiar with PVA glue? Or simply want to know more about it? Learn more about PVA glue, its uses, and its characteristics in our full guide below.

What Does PVA Glue Mean?

PVA is an abbreviation for polyvinyl acetate. While the chemical name may sound a little overwhelming, PVA glue is better known under names such as wood glue, white glue, carpenter's glue, and even school glue. Naturally, this means that there are many different things the glue can be used for.

Is PVA Glue a Strong Glue Suitable for My Crafting Projects?

Most PVA glues are suitable for a variety of projects. PVA glue is water-based - this makes the glue affordable while providing similar strength qualities compared to glues that do not have a water base.

Please note that PVA glues have various subcategories. The properties of PVA glue are somewhat subject to their formula and the manufacturer, so always check the details on a PVA glue before purchasing it for a crafting project.

What Does PVA Glue Contain?

Polyvinyl acetate glue is a rubber-like synthetic polymer. The polyvinyl acetate is the active component in the glue, which means the product is a type of thermoplastic with a wide variety of uses.

PVA glue is commonly used in home crafting projects, wood repairs, and even joinery. Of course, there is a difference between PVA glues used in home crafts and PVA glue used for serious woodwork. So, always check the available options to make sure you acquire the right one for your intended project.

What Are the Common Benefits of PVA Glue?

Most types of PVA glue are associated with numerous benefits. Firstly, this type of glue is quite safe - this is one of the reasons why it is commonly used in schools and crafting projects. The glue also has a proven track record, since this type of glue has been used for many years.

PVA glue may be water-based, this does not mean that the glue is not water-resistant. Most PVA glues available are level 1 waterproof - this means they are boil resistant. There are also PVA glues with a water resistance of level 2. Even though these glues are more water-resistant than the level 1 types, no PVA glue should be submerged in water for prolonged periods of time.

Another benefit of PVA glue is that it grips quickly. So, when you need a quick-drying glue for a crafting project or need an all-round glue for little projects around the home, PVA glue can be a suitable and quick choice.

Crafters who use PVA glue can also count on some added flexibility. Contrary to most glues available, PVA glue remains flexible even after the glue has dried. So, for crafting projects where great precision is required, such flexibility could prove extremely useful.

PVA glue is also one of the easier glues to clean up. The glue dries clean and safely, but any glue drips are easily removed with water. Dried glue can also be chipped off with minimal effort, ensuring that your working environment stays glue-free.

Most crafter will prefer PVA glue due to its dye ability as well. The glue usually dries colourless, after which it can be dyed with a simple aniline dye. So, crafting projects where both dyeing, and glue work is required, could benefit more from a solid PVA glue.

Finally, PVA glues have a lengthy lifespan. They can remain on your shelf up to two years and can even withstand some freezing temperatures. In short, there are dozens of reasons why PVA glue is the right glue for you.

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