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Posted 6/23/2013 by KikiPEA in General Scrappin'
 

KikiPEA
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Posted: 6/23/2013 2:55:15 PM
I'm doing this project and want to know if you all can suggest the best glue to attach these metal letter squares to a piece of wood:



As you can see, the back is covered with a light weight paper and has a tooth hanger (Under the white cardboard at the top of the square). I don't want to use tooth hanger because there are so many letters and they need to be touching each other and the same distance from top and bottom. I'm afraid it would be too difficult to get them perfect if hanging by a nail and having to be so precise with the measuring of where each nail goes. I'd rather just glue them on.

So, what would be the best glue to use for this project? Wood, Gorilla, E-6000, Super...?

Loydene
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Posted: 6/23/2013 5:30:59 PM
How heavy are the tiles?

I think I'd take off the hanger and the paper. A line of glossy accents directly on the frame is probably what I'd try on the first one. If that didn't work, I'd pull out the E6000 (working outdoors and fast!!)

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Posted: 6/23/2013 6:14:24 PM
I have actually best post on my blog about the best glues to use with anything

So if you want to glue paper to wood (as an example) it will tell you the best adhesive

I believe it's the top post since I rarely post anything
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KikiPEA
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Posted: 6/23/2013 6:29:09 PM
Thanks, ladies!

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Posted: 6/23/2013 6:38:23 PM
My first thought was foam mounting tape.

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Posted: 6/24/2013 7:14:01 AM
I think I'd go with the E-6000 or maybe liquid nails. Sounds like you've got a fun project going on! Maria

P.S. Also, what Loydene said: remove the paper and tooth hanger.

arelys1228
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Posted: 6/24/2013 1:01:35 PM
e6000

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Posted: 6/24/2013 1:43:34 PM
I would wonder if the tiles were too heavy - might that paper backing come off with the weight of the tile tugging on it?

This might sound off the wall, but one simple way to hang via those hangers is to rub the hanger strip with something that will mark the wall (you could even use a bit of old lipstick)

Then, hold each tile up in the proper place, and push the back against the wall. The "inked" surface of the hanger strip will lightly transfer a mark your wall in the proper place - and you now have the exact location of where to place the nail to hang that tile. The mark will be covered by your tile. Repeat.

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Posted: 6/24/2013 1:47:57 PM
3kidmamma, they are actually QUITE light. I believe they may be plastic instead of metal, but very light weight.
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