Re-Usable Silicon Glue Brushes

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Blog entry by Roger posted 12-13-2012 01:13 AM 1576 reads 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe I should have put this under reviews, but, oh well. I wanted to share these brushes I bought at the Dollar Store the other day. You get a large and a small silicon brush for 2 bux. I took em home, gave em a trim as you can see in the pic, because the bristles were too limp. I did trim the larger one after I took this pic. These make awesome re-usable glue brushes. They do a good job spreadin the glue. Let them dry, and the glue just comes right off of em, and they’re ready to go again. Instead of spending 14 bux at Rockler, hit the Dollar Store, then you have enough to stop for a cold one er 2.

I should have finished spreading it out on the Walnut like I did on the Ash. It’s a bit hard to see how nice and evenly it is spread out on the Ash board.

If you’re lookin for a good re-usable applicator, these are it.
Thnx for the look.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 01:22 AM

Good to know! Thanks Roger.

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 01:25 AM

Great find…! I use a cheapo paint brush and wash it afterwards..Been using it for years…but I like your brush better….to the dollar store I guess…

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 01:34 AM

I LOVE the Dollar store. Will definitely have to check these out. Thanks for the tip.

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 01:36 AM

bought some before,didn’t like them hard to use.didn’t think about trimming them back.thanks for the idea will try on the one i have left.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 01:43 AM

Gotta go looking.

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 01:52 AM

Sweet Trick, Thanks!!

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 02:27 AM

Great idea Roger.

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 02:40 AM

Now you tell me after I bought the $14 one at Rockler! But in defense of the one at Rockler it also comes with a little tray and a flat edge bigger piece for spreading. It is very nice to be able to do the gluing and not have to worry about any clean up. Just let it dry and peal it off.

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 04:29 AM

I bought one of those at the dollar store, it says Betty Crocker on the handle, and a set of silicone bowls also for a buck. Not even epoxy will stick to them. I have been thinning a lot of varnish lately and I just pour the varnish in the bowl, add the thinner, and after using the bowl, the next day just flex and pop the leftover out.

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 05:46 AM

Nice find.
Like someone else said, why don’t they sell gas at the Dollar Store….........................

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 06:25 AM

cool idea.

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 06:32 AM


That’s a great idea. I already bought one for my husband for the delicious pastries he makes. Do you think he’ll notice if I use if for glue occasionally? Perhaps he would notice if I trimmed it though! I guess I’ll have to pop for another one. Pete’s idea with the bowls sounds super, too.


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#13 posted 12-13-2012 11:30 AM

That’s a great idea, Roger! I would have never thought of it. It sure cuts down on using a brush once and throwing it out. Wonderful idea! :)


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#14 posted 12-13-2012 11:36 AM

Useful idea Roger. I will have to try this out. Thanks for the tip!

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#15 posted 12-13-2012 01:02 PM

Thnx all. Appreciate the looks and feedback and additions. Mark: Dollar store has silicon spatulas that will spread enormous amounts of glue also. L/W: mmmm, pastries sound good rite now. Also, I do like the idea of Dollar Gas. WOW! Wouldn’t that be gr8!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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