What surfaces can I apply Blu Tack to?
Blu Tack can be used on non-porous surfaces, painted surfaces, vinyl coated wallpaper, glass, metal ,etc. Do not use on absorbent, silk screen-printed or hand stenciled wallpaper nor on porous brickwork.
How do I get Blu Tack out of the carpet?
Unfortunately this is a difficult one. Try dabbing with a citrus based stain remover to soften the material and pull away. These types of cleaners are available in good grocery, variety and hardware outlets.
Always spot test first to make sure that the stain remover doesn't strip the colour out of the carpet.
How do I remove faint stains from the walls?
Citrus based stain remover is the best.
If the walls have been painted sometime ago, they can become porous which will
suck the oil out of Blu Tack. In this instance, you will need to clean with Sugar Soap and generally repaint the surface.
Why does Blu Tack pull paint off the wall?
Care should be taken on painted plaster as Blu Tack's adhesive qualities may cause paint to come away from wall. When walls haven't been properly prepared prior to painting or there is insufficient paint on the plasterboard.
Blu Tack will stick to the paint surface and over time the Blu Tack coupled with the weight of the item its attaching, will eventually fall off, taking paint with it because the paint hasn't sufficiently stuck to the plasterboard.
Blu Tack becomes more adhesive as time goes on, so when removing it after a while, it’s a good idea to soften the edges with a citrus stain remover.
Remember when removing Blu Tack, roll it off carefully never pull it off the walls.
Why do my posters keep falling off the walls?
Surfaces must clean and dry and free from grease or loose material.
Occurs on surfaces that are exposed to hot conditions. Blu Tack will soften over 70°C. Having said this, we generally see this happen with laminated posters to walls because the surface is non-porous and flexible so in extreme heat posters can slip down the wall.
A For laminated posters, its important that sufficient Blu Tack is applied. Blu Tack works because its pressure sensitive, therefore the more surface area with pressure applied the better. Suggest you cut off some pieces 3-5cm long (depending on the size of the poster), remove release paper from one side and apply to back of poster, then remove the rest of the release paper then use good thumb pressure to apply to the other surface.
How much weight can Blu Tack bear?
A0.5 grams of Blu Tack will hold 105 grams load. Blu Tack is not designed to hold heavy objects.
What will happen if my child eats Blu Tack?
It's non-harmful and should not cause any problem if swallowed, but if discomfort is experienced, seek medical advice.
How can I get Blu Tack off Brick Walls?
We do not recommend you use Blu Tack on Brick Walls because its porous and as Blu Tack is a putty, it will go into crevices which makes it difficult to remove. If this has happened, recommend you try and gouge out the Blu Tack and try and camouflage the Blu Tack by using a grout.