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How much water do I need to add to PVA Glue for decopatch'ing?

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Snowstorm Sun 18-Oct-15 11:27:46

I've Googled but the answers seem to vary so widely from 50/50 to 1/5th ... confusing!


OurBlanche Sun 18-Oct-15 11:31:36

I found 50:50 was quite watery, so I started with about 10% and worked up to a level I liked. I use about 30% now. It should be a balance between usability, stickableness and what works with your papers - and don't forget to factor in layering and drying time.

I found that spending half an hour or so with some sample bits was useful.

Sorry, that wasn't a real answer, 'suck it and see' never is, but, in this case, is my only answer smile

Snowstorm Sun 18-Oct-15 11:53:04

Thank you for getting back to me and it was helpful! I'll start with your 30th and see how that goes.

Snowstorm Sun 18-Oct-15 12:00:15

Ooos - 30% I mean!

Snowstorm Sun 18-Oct-15 12:00:46

Oooops ... oh god ... I'll just stop now ...

FetaComplete Sun 18-Oct-15 12:12:54

Have you tried the decopatch glue/varnish? The bigger bottles are better value but it's still quite pricey.

Snowstorm Sun 18-Oct-15 13:00:13

The lady in the shop told me that if I added water to PVA then it'd do exactly the same job but for a more reasonable price FetaComplete ... the only thing is that between buying the stuff and my DD opening her birthday present, I completely forgot how much water she said to add.

OurBlanche Sun 18-Oct-15 13:16:19

There are lots of people doing comparisons out there smile

I think even MoneySavingWotsits have a thread or two on it :D

FetaComplete Sun 18-Oct-15 14:01:41

Oh, that's interesting thanks

OurBlanche Sun 18-Oct-15 14:24:09

Thanks smile

After about 8 years of reading about it I have just started selling my made crap and drafting my own clothes. So I have a lot of weird crafting/sewing info filed away somewhere... I warn you, I could bore you to tears grin

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