Test Tuesday: Fabric Adhesive
In this edition of Test Tuesday, we are testing fabric adhesive. I am using Aleene’s Original Fabric Fusion. I’ve used this particular adhesive on fabric before with positive results.
I’ve included an image of the amount of glue I used on each sample, I pressed the pieces together tightly (to ensure even coverage) and allowed the samples to dry for 4 hours (as the product’s directions suggest).
Top: Readi_Board, Bottom: Adams Premium
All of the standard Readi-Board and Adams Premiums samples held together similarly. It produced a bond weaker than a glue stick, but stronger than the glue dots we tested in an earlier Test Tuesday. The most notable difference what the pattern that resulted from prying the pieces apart. The Readi-Grid sample behaved like the Readi-Board and Adams Premium samples.
Left to Right: No Paper, Readi-Erase, Readi Water Resistant, Readi-Grid
The No Paper, Readi-Erase, and Readi Water Resistant samples were all pulled apart very easily. I would not recommend fabric adhesive for these types of board.
In a pinch, I think that using fabric adhesive on Readi-Board or Adams Premium foam boards would suffice, but I would certainly increase the amount of drying time.