Finding the best glue for paper depends on what you are gluing the paper to.
In this article, we will look at some of the more common scenarios and make recommendations around them.
The first thing you need to do is ask yourself some questions like what are you planning to glue the paper to? Does it need to be permanent or is it just a temporary fix?
Once you have the answers to these questions it will be a lot simpler to pick a glue that will meet your expectations.
Best Glue for Paper to Paper
We recomend an Elmers product. This adhesive is ideal for paper to paper, it’s non-toxic, washable and has the added bonus of being great for making slime.
There is a reason Elmer’s Liquid School Glue is so popular and that is because it just works as it should.
Paper to Wood
For sticking paper to wood you can use school glue much the same as paper to paper. This is because both materials are porous.
If you want something a little stronger than school glue you could try PVC.
Paper to Plastic
For glueing paper to plastic we would recommend using an adhesive spray like 3M 80.
This spray is amazingly sticky for this kind of application.
Paper to Metal
If you need to stick paper to metal we would recommend a product like JB-Weld.
Photos to Paper
For sticking photos on paper one of our favorite scrapbook glues is Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue.
Warning – this glue does have a bit of a smell to it, so if you put off by smelly substances you may want to put a mask on. Or get someone else to do the work for you!
Quick dry glue
If you are looking for a product that will dry quickly super glue or gorilla glue are good options.
Gorilla glue does take longer than Super glue to dry, but will generally reach a better level of adhesion. Super glue becomes sticky very quickly and forms a strong bond in just a few minutes.