More Simple Home Repairs, and a Fun Project


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Successful home repairs are built on Elmer’s adhesives.

  • Rickety wooden tables and chairs are annoying, but easily fixed. The wobble is often due to the fact that the legs have become loose from the sockets, not because of uneven legs. First, find the loose table or chair leg. Pull it from its socket and clean the leg and socket hole of wood debris. Apply a liberal amount of Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue to the socket hole. Fit the leg back into the socket and wipe away excess glue with a damp cloth. It’s important to use a clamp to make certain the leg and socket remain tight while the glue dries. Don’t neglect this step! Sand and paint or stain the bond if you wish.
  • Peeling wallpaper can be tricky to repair. Yanking wallpaper at the seam is a common DIY mistake. Instead, moisten a sponge with warm water and hold over the peeling area for a couple of minutes, and slowly pull the paper from the wall. Place Elmer’s Glue-All behind the paper and press it into place with the sponge. Run a roller over the repaired area for a smooth look and wipe away excess glue.
  • Using Elmer’s Glue-All to achieve a crackle finish on furniture is a popular way to give pieces a custom look. To achieve: Coat the object with acrylic craft paint. Once the paint is dry, cover the painted surface completely with Elmer’s Glue-All. This may take a lot of glue, but the results are worth it. Apply a second coat of paint to the object while the glue is still wet. As the paint dries, the surface appears to become “crackled.” Let dry and apply a second coat of Elmer’s Glue-All to seal.

If you have a home repair or project to complete, find the perfect adhesive for the job
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