Re-Usable Silicon Glue Brushes

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Blog entry by Roger posted 587 days ago 1424 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 587 days ago

Good to know! Thanks Roger.

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#2 posted 587 days ago

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 587 days ago

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

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#4 posted 587 days ago

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 587 days ago

Gotta go looking.

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#6 posted 587 days ago

Sweet Trick, Thanks!!

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#7 posted 587 days ago

Great idea Roger.

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#8 posted 587 days ago

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.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA.,

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#9 posted 587 days ago

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 587 days ago

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

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#11 posted 587 days ago

cool idea.

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#12 posted 587 days ago


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 587 days ago

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 587 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 587 days ago

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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