BUILDER HOT TIPS:
How Do I use Spray Glue?
When adhering two pieces of ripstop, apply a LIGHT coat of spray
glue to only ONE piece! Before you stick the two pieces
together, wait. Now this is going to sound odd, but wait
until the glue dries. After drying, it will still be
sticky! If you feel you need more tack, apply another LIGHT coat
and wait for it to dry again. Now this is key....
Usually you use spray glue in appliqué. And it is used as
a temporary tack while you are sewing.... a lot of the fabric
will eventually be cut away. Think ahead, spray glue only
the fabric that you will be cutting away... you see..... when you
let the glue dry before you stick the pieces together, the glue
will stay on the sprayed piece. It will stick to the other,
but the glue remains on the sprayed piece... as long as you let
it dry first. So......... if you think ahead, and if you are
smart, when cutting away the appliqué, you will also be cutting
away the glue. Nothing will remain to clean up!
How do I remove Spray Glue from my ripstop nylon?
In our shop, the solvent of choice is Bestine, mostly because it
easily removes all adhesive and it evaporates quickly. However,
the solvent I usually use is regular old paint thinner - mostly
because it is always here and it is cheap. I've never witnessed
it harming the fabric's coating. Although, sometimes I find when
using thinner, I have to go over the fabric twice to get off all
the glue..... but this usually happens only when I use too much
spray adhesive! The secret is in the application of the