PVA glues are typically white glues that are water-based and nontoxic. “PVA” stands for “poly vinyl acetate,” which is a type of resin that is used in the glue.
Any of the water-based Aleene’s white glues, like the Original Tacky Glue family, are considered PVA glues.
By law, all glues that contain toxic materials are required to print a caution message on the label. Check the glue label to make sure. All Aleene’s glues that are nontoxic are also labeled as such on the bottles.
Any Aleene’s glue that is labeled “acid free” – like Aleene’s Acid-Free Tacky Glue – is considered photo safe. Industrial-strength glues like Aleene’s Rapid Dry Mixed-Media Adhesive and Aleene’s The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive also have photo-safe formulas.
Aleene’s does make an acid-free formula in Aleene’s Acid-Free Tacky Glue; make sure to check the labels of other Aleene’s glues before applying to your project.
No. Aleene’s glues are formulated not to yellow with age.
Unfortunately, Aleene’s does not offer a dry cleanable fabric glue at this time.
Because of the delicate nature of satin and silk, we recommend using Fabric Fusion Tapes and Adhesive Sheets to avoid potential staining that can happen with liquid glues.
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and Aleene’s Felt & Foam Glue all work permanently on felt.
Tacky Glue is a PVA glue, which means it is made with resin and is water-based and nontoxic. Fabric glues have acrylic as their main ingredient, and acrylic glues hold up better though washings and remain flexible.
Original Tacky Glue uses a specially formulated resin that gives it strong bonding power and instant holding abilities (tack).
All Aleene’s glues are treated with a biocide to help prevent bacteria growth. If you keep your glues capped tightly between uses, they should last a long time.
Generally rubbing alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover) works to remove glue from most surfaces, including skin. If a heavier solution is needed, try Goo Gone® or Goof Off®.
Temporary glues can be used as a resist on fabric.
Yes. Original Tacky Glue can be diluted with water to create a sealer for projects or for easy spreading with brush-on techniques.