Designing a piece or collection of furniture is an exciting project. Before embarking on this creative journey, make sure you are well prepared. This can help you avoid the stress of encountering issues further down the line, and will save you time and money in the process. Below are some essentials you’ll need before starting a woodwork project.
- Quality wood
- Nails, or
- Wood wax and stains
One essential item to consider in this list is spray adhesives, a commonly undervalued tool in woodwork.
What are spray adhesives?
If you have experience with craft projects, you may be familiar with adhesives. Glue fixes a variety of issues on materials ranging from wood to plastics, effective on both hard and soft surfaces. Adhesives come in many kinds; PritStik for kids is great for smaller, softer items such as paper, whereas superglue and QuikFix can stick pretty much anything together.
A spray adhesive is glue from a pressurised can that is used primarily on surfaces. The spray adhesive comes out as mist that dries fast and emits few fumes. Spray adhesives can be used in various ways, such as binding DIY projects, furniture, fabrics, and school projects. A range of spray adhesives exists on the market. Of the adhesive options available, it is important to find high quality products that deliver your desired results.
Why is it essential to use spray adhesives?
Woodworking is a strenuous task, from cutting the wood to shaping it, all the way through to painting. Why use a roller to apply glue when there is an easier option? As essential products for your project, spray adhesives have a ton of advantages:
- They are portable and easy to use. There is no need to carry a whole tub of glue with rollers or spatulas. A spray adhesive covers a larger surface faster than rollers and is simple to use.
- The ability to move around when using a spray adhesive enables you to change the position of the bond. Some wood textures or designs make it hard to apply glue. Spray adhesives enable you to use glue without fear of spillage, stickiness or messing up your work.
- With spray adhesives, you spend less time waiting for your glue to dry to continue with your work. They dry relatively quickly compared to other glue types. This is because they are applied in thinner layers than other glues, adding weight to the wood and the finished product. Amateur woodworkers sometimes end up with visible glue stains along joints and messy hands from working with glue. When using a spray adhesive, it forms a coat that doesn’t run off, rendering it easier to achieve a neater and more professional look, even for amateurs.
- Using spray adhesives gives you an invisible fastening, ensuring you have a smooth and neat surface with no noticeable nuts, bolts, or screws. It can save you time and energy before the lengthy process of sanding down the wood for an attractive and smooth finish.
When shopping for essential items to use on your woodworking projects, be sure to put spray adhesives on the list. They are simple to use, accessibly priced, and can be found easily as more and more people are drawn to the advantages, they hold over other types of glue. Spray adhesives dry quickly to enable you to move fast, allow for improvements in the tightest of spaces, and give you a neat finished look for your woodworking project.