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Topic: How to make large amounts of elmers glue dry fast?  (Read 10112 times)
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Ms.Crafty
« on: June 17, 2008 10:38:30 AM »

Ok,so Im working on a project.It involved a very large amoun of elmers glue.Is there any way to speed up the drying process? Normally it take 1-2 days to dry.It takes forever!

I have already tried a fan but it gets hair and dust in it very easily,and ruins it even if I clean  the fan before.
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PrincessAmanda
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 12:44:00 PM »

blow dryer?
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 12:46:07 PM »

Hmm...maybe.I doubt my mom would like the fact that Im bringing out the blow dryer just to dry glue.

I have brought it outside. (I'm in florida,and this wasnt a good idea ) the glue melted a bit.So I put it in the freezer.Bad mistake probably XD
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008 01:29:18 PM »

You should bring whatever it is inside, to a cool, dry place.  It's not the heat outside, so much as the humidity, that's impeding drying.  How thick is your glue?  And what's the project?  A blow-dryer on a cool setting, or fans set in the same room to promote circulation (while not necessarily blowing directly on your project) should help.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008 01:38:44 PM »

Well its not very thick.But I think another thing that slowed down the drying process was me using the hot glue gun while the glue was still wet.I should have done that afterwards to add the texture...

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 05:04:42 PM »

Ah...that would be a problem.  Next time let the glue dry thoroughly first.  There is no reason on earth a layer of white glue should take more than a few hours to dry under normal conditions.  Not even that, if it's less than 1/8" thick.
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