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#1 posted 08-09-2017 01:13 AM

If you can tape it carefully enough, then the squeeze out will lift off. Also, Loren’s suggestion for plastic resin glue is good, not only because it cleans up easily, but it’s much more stain friendly than PVA. If you get right on it after glue up with a sponge and bucket of warm water you’ll be all set. I use DAP Weldwood. It comes as a powder that will keep indefinitely, and all you do is mix it with water. I usually use more glue than the directions say to get a thicker result that doesn’t run as much.

Another great choice would be liquid hide glue. It too is very stain friendly and it will wash clean with warm water even after it dries.

Of all of them, I most highly recommend liquid hide glue. I make my own, but if you’re going to use it, get Old Brown Glue. It’s the real thing, just hide glue, urea and water.

Edit: I was typing when Paul posted his LHG recommendation, but he’s right. It will solve your dilemma.

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