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#1 sb67

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:35

I need to get some more pva glue and was wondering is it worth buying in bulk. There's a few different types and I was wondering what other people use and where they get it?
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:38

Usually get a 2.5 litre container from a builders merchant or hardware shop.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:42

Evostick Resin W in the green bottle, or the PVA glue in the yellow bottle from Proper Job.

 

As to buying in bulk, I only buy a large quantity if on a major carpentry project.

Otherwise 500ml or 250 ml.

 

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#4 Pete 75C

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:56

Just a note of caution to avoid 500ml/1litre "pound shop" PVA. Once opened, it tends to develop the consistency of porridge and is fit only for the bin.

For years now, I've used the "No Nonsense" brand of PVA from Screwfix, just £9.99 for 5 litres.

 

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It has never let me down although I do sometimes use Evo-Stik in the green/blue small bottles if I'm feeling paranoid. 500ml of that would be about the same price as the 5 litre Screwfix product. TBH, I've never really noticed any difference. I don't know if PVA has a shelf life, but I'm just coming to the end of a 5 litre container bought maybe 4 years ago and it's fine.

 

Edit: Duh. The reason I've never noticed any difference is because I've just remembered I usually refill the Evo-Stik bottle from the No Nonsense container!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:01

I was looking at the screwfix stuff. I also tried a £1 bottle from Wilkos and to be honest that's rubbish. Think I'm off to screwfix this morning.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:03

I was looking at the screwfix stuff. I also tried a £1 bottle from Wilkos and to be honest that's rubbish. Think I'm off to screwfix this morning.
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It is good stuff, Steve, and £ per litre, I doubt you'll get better value.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:05

It depends what you want to use it for. Building grade PVA doesn't dry clear as it contains a bulking agent.  

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:07

Just a note of caution to avoid 500ml/1litre "pound shop" PVA. Once opened, it tends to develop the consistency of porridge and is fit only for the bin.

For years now, I've used the "No Nonsense" brand of PVA from Screwfix, just £9.99 for 5 litres.

 

 

I use the same.   The cheap poundland/wilko pva is fine for scenic stuff.

 

I use Latex based glue for track & ballast.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:24

It is good stuff, Steve, and £ per litre, I doubt you'll get better value.


Does the screwfix stuff dry clear Pete?
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:52

If you're joining wood together as opposed to scenic items, then IMHO you can't beat Titebond or Gorilla glue, each having specific types for differing applications.

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:54

I use the same.   The cheap poundland/wilko pva is fine for scenic stuff.
 
I use Latex based glue for track & ballast.


I’ve noticed our Colonial cousins across the pond often refer to latex glue and paint in their magazines but I’ve never managed to identify it this side of the Atlantic. What do yuo buy?

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:56

Does the screwfix stuff dry clear Pete?
Steve.

 

As near as makes no difference to me. I think there *may* be a slight milkiness to it when dry but I'm really not sure. I've used it (diluted) for ballasting and haven't noticed any colour change to the ballast. When using it for carpentry (and when I've noticed some has oozed out) it looks clear to me.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 17:17

I’ve noticed our Colonial cousins across the pond often refer to latex glue and paint in their magazines but I’ve never managed to identify it this side of the Atlantic. What do yuo buy?

Tim T

 

The one I use is a carpet tile adhesive,  I'll dig out the container and report back.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 17:25

An alternative to PVA if you need the dried result to be flexible, is Aleenes Tacky Glue  ( https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B005Z463A2 ) .  I got mine in the craft section of Walmart.   It's white and dries clear but has some flex.  I've been using it to glue down Woodland Scenics foam to he board and track to the foam.

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 17:42

I have also used the Screwfix 5 litre PVA and not had any problems with it,  I've used it for gluing and ballasting track to scenery work,  I usually decant into a smaller container for working on the layout or modelling bench.


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