Selecting Safer Art Adhesives

Adhesives come in all types, shapes, and sizes – ranging from relatively safe “library paste” and “glue sticks” to potentially more harmful rubber cement, epoxy resins, model glues, and other contact adhesives. Some adhesives are pasted directly onto surfaces while others are sprayed-on using aerosol cans. Many adhesives contain toxic and flammable chemicals that can impact an artist’s health.

Choosing safer alternatives to your usual adhesives can be challenging. You still need a product that works well for your project.

This article provides some tips on choosing safer adhesives and provides some information about how you can protect yourself when you have to use the more toxic products.

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