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Forum topic by Loren posted 11-10-2013 04:07 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2013 04:07 AM

Do you suppose putting it in smaller containers, reducing exposure
to air would help PVA glue not get clumpy?

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 04:39 AM

Good question Loren ,I know if you store polyurethane glue upside down it last a lot longer ,so why not PVA ?

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 04:41 AM

That’s a good idea too.

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 04:50 AM

Another Idea might be to try Bloxygen,it works on finishes it could work on glue.

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 07:09 AM

I buy quart bottles and pour my glue in clear 12 oz condiment bottles. Works great. I used to buy gallons, but I don’t go through a whole gallon in the time I feel comfortable using it.

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 07:10 AM

I would think that it would help somewhat. I do this sometimes for the same reason (as well as the fact that a smaller bottle is easier to handle) but I am not sure of the actual results. I also just opened a brand new gallon bottle of TB3 and it was lumpy immediately so I know that at some point it will get lumpy regardless of how often it is open. I don’t usually buy gallons, as it is probably 18 months worth of glue for my dad and me, but there was a sale that made it cheaper than two quarts so I figured it was a safe bet.

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 12:31 PM

I don’t use PVA, but limiting exposure should help. I hate it when my glue clumps up.

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 12:47 PM

Keep it in the frig, the chemical reaction that occurs happens more slowly in cold temps. Just be sure it’s warmed up before use. According to Franklin, freezing their glue doesn’t hurt it, at least up to about 5 freeze/thaw cycles. So if you accidentally freeze it (like in the bottom of the frig) it won’t hurt.

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