Gluing Felt to a Poly Finish

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Forum topic by TheLastDeadMouse posted 08-18-2015 11:53 AM 640 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2015 11:53 AM

I’m making a bocce ball carrier for my brother who’ll be my best man this Saturday. The box is curly maple, padauk and wenge and is finished with Arm-R-Seal inside and out, and I plan on putting on a coat of paste wax as well. I cut out 3/4” felt circles that I want to glue to the inside of the box where the ball would touch the sides, but am unsure of what kind of adhesive I should use that will attach to the poly finish but also not bleed through the felt and cause discoloration. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 01:21 PM

Aleene’s Tacky Glue comes in white or clear and both dry clear. E6000 also dries clear and is stronger.

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 01:38 PM

Have you considered “flocking”?

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 02:11 PM

You can get felt with a peel and stick backing at a craft store. It should hold on poly just fine. If you really want to use what you have you could attach it with double sided carpet tape. The stuff I have really holds. It is designed to hold fabric to finished surfaces, just like you want to do.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 12:09 AM

Contact cement will work.

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