PVA Adhesives

pvaPVA (Polyvinyl acetates) are probably the most common adhesives on the market. They come in a variety of formulas, all ever so slightly different, and specific to what they are designed to glue. Here are some tips for using Polyvinyl acetates.


  • All PVAs are designed to work on porous materials only
  • PVAs are water based, and clean up with warm soapy water.
  • PVA is only toxic to ingest, it does not emit any harmful fumes, and is not hazardous to touch
  • PVA sets best in good air circulation, at room temperature.
  • PVAs need pressure to adhere.


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