I’m working on a couple of bespoke orders at the moment which require a lot of patience (I’d forgotten just how much), as well as a lot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and glue! Now I’ve always used Super Glue, I’ll even admit to using cheap own brands too (although never works as well so end up having to do again, lesson learned!).  So when Gorilla Glue approached me and asked if i would be willing to try out some of their products, I have to say I jumped at the chance!

Products sent:

First to be used was the Gorilla Tape.  Asked for a press sample of my Comic Book Bean Bag to be sent to London next day I had to make shift a large box from two smaller, and the tape was perfect! Made with double thick adhesive, strong reinforced backing, it’s their biggest, strongest, toughest tape yet.  So it might not be exactly what it was meant for, but it did a perfect job, I could send that press sample knowing that the tape would hold strongly.  Job done!

Anyway back to the job in hand and the canvases I’ve been working on.  First of all I hand paint wooden letters (4-5 coats to be precise); and then attach to a deep edge canvas.  Whereupon another coat of paint is applied to the whole canvas.  Attaching the letters is the hardest part as the need to be exact (obvs).

Gorilla Super Glue

For the main ‘initials’ and border which were bigger I used the original Gorilla Glue, applying a spray of water before applying the glue and positioning.  While this may seem a bit of a faff (it’s not, just have spray bottle to hand), it gave me the option to be able to re-position the letters whilst I was ensuring they were positioned right.  Once I’d positioned the main letters & border then I used the Gorilla Glue Super Glue with brush and nozzle.  Which gave me the ability to apply the glue whichever way I chose on the smaller letters and numbers (for this, the nozzle was definitely better) as I knew exactly where the would now sit, and could be so exact with the nozzle.

canvas art

I have to say I was really impressed with them both, and will definitely be using them again.  They have so many uses!

One product left and right up until I wrote this blog I hadn’t used the wood glue.  Firstly our cot bed has snapped on the base frame and it will be being tested on that! However the other night I noticed that Henry had managed to snap his mono rainbow, not quite sure how?  So a quick application of the wood glue and it’s as good as new, completely seamless and unnoticeable to the naked eye. Perfect!

gorilla wood glue
monochrome rainbow

So as one parent to another I would highly recommend having these staples in your cupboard, so many uses and great results!

Would love to hear if you’ve tried and what jobs you used them for.

Fay x