What is a PVA Glue?
Dec29

What is a PVA Glue?

Introduction What is a PVA glue? Polyvinyl acetate – or PVA – glue is typically called “white” glue, carpenter’s glue, wood glue, or even school glue. It’s basically an odorless, colorless bonding agent, has no dangerous fumes, dries clear, and is safe to handle with bare hands. These qualities make it perfect for use in a wide variety of adhesives. Many people simply refer to this type of glue as “Elmer’s” glue because most students grew up using this in school for just about every arts and crafts projects, or basically anything else that is held together with glue. This article cover the differences and benefits of PVA glue. The Difference between PVA Glue and Elmer’s Glue For all practical purposes, Elmer’s glue is actually a PVA glue, with a few minor modifications from standard PVA glue. Elmer’s glue has a somewhat milder acidity than PVA glue and is perfect for glue articles made from cotton, wood, or paper. Since Elmer’s glue has a mild degree of acidity, it is a better bonding agent for certain products and is not acidic enough to damage the product; plus it’s safe for anyone to use. PVA glue is an extremely good glue to use with wood or plastic products because it dries clear, and like Elmer’s glue, is very easy to apply. It’s predominantly used by woodworkers or carpenters for joining joints together in woodworking projects or furniture repairs. It’s very adaptable, dries quickly, but any surplus product must be wiped away as soon as it is applied because it’s challenging to remove it once it is dry without damaging the item. PVA glue also has a relatively long shelf life, and is generally inexpensive. PVA glue comes in both white and yellow coloring, and each has recommendations for their use. Typically the yellow PVA glue is more water resistant and is used more for outdoor items; however, it is not completely clear when it dries. The white PVA glue is recommended more for indoor use because it is not water resistant – dampness and humidity tends to weaken it over a period of time. Benefits of PVA Glue There are a number of benefits of PVA glue that makes it a far better adhesive than many other types on the market. Some of these benefits include: It is non-toxic (but not meant to be ingested – so keep it away from children who have a tendency to eat glue). It has not harmful nor emit offensive fumes, which eliminates the need to use it outdoors or have plenty of ventilation if using indoors. It is safe to use on many...

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What are the Symptoms of Mold?
Aug16

What are the Symptoms of Mold?

Mold is a kind of fungus that is found in homes and buildings and in the outdoors. Inside homes and buildings, they are found in dark and humid areas such as bathroom corners and basements. They also grow along wet damaged walls. If you want to know the symptoms of mold in walls, read on… In the outdoors, they may be spotted in a pile of leaves that have been out there for some time. People often react to mold spores and it is identified as a sneezing now and then but could also be lung trouble. However, this isn’t all—the severity of mold illness symptoms varies depending on your exposure to the spores. Look out for listlessness, watery eyes, runny nose, sore eyes or nasal congestion—you could have an allergic reaction to mold. Perhaps, you only react in this way while you’re at home but not when you go out. This proves that you are reacting to mold growth in your own home. Here are some common symptoms which could mean that you have mold growth in your home: Pungent smell: The smell of mold is so pungent and unique that you know immediately that this unpleasant smell must come from mold deposits. Mold can be found inside walls or behind wallpaper. If you get some unusual smell in your home, put it down to mold. Mold scum in bathtubs: When you shower or bathe, you can see mold scum just as you can see it in your cellar or basement. Mold lives in humid areas, so look for it in humid parts of your home. No matter how small the mold growth in your home, you must have it out immediately. They can spread like the proverbial wild fire and if you don’t get rid of it now, you’ll have much more of it soon. Conventionally, mold comes across as black soot but it could also be thread-like, white in color or black, gray-green, gray-brown or white in color. Water problems: Mold will grow in your home if you have had recent or long-term problems with moisture. These include water stains or discoloration on the ceiling, floor or walls. Other symptoms of mold include peeling, crackling or bubbling of wallpaper or paint. If you have bowed, warped or bulging walls, it means that moisture has entered them. Water leaks: If you have a leaking ceiling or pipe, then be prepared to find mold growing in those areas where the leak is. However, this growth usually hides behind a surface or wall. In cases where the leak isn’t behind a surface, you could still find mold hidden behind...

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