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Hot Glue Guns

Whether you’re planning your next craft project or need to do a quick repair at home, a hot glue gun is exactly what you need. Available in a range of colours and types, you can find a hot glue gun to perfectly suit your needs. We also stock a number of glue stick refills so you can reuse your glue gun time and time again. Shop hot glue guns and even more craft glues at Art to Art today. Get free shipping over $100 and same-day dispatch.

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Gloo Glue Stick High Temperature 20pk

$3.95

Gloo Glue Stick High Temperature Precision 12pk

$3.95

Gloo Glue Stick Large High Temperature 12pk

$4.95

Gloo Glue Stick Low Temperature 20pk

$3.95

Gloo Gun Mini High Temperature

$12.95

Gloo Gun Mini Low Temp

$12.95

Gloo Large Glue Gun High Temperature

$19.95

Hot Glue Guns

Glue guns can be used for almost any art and craft project – from scrapbooking and model making, to kids’ school projects and even home decor. They can also be used on a number of surfaces, including art paper, fabric, foam, glass, wood and metal. 

 

Is hot glue permanent? Yes, it is! When the glue is cooled to a temperature below its melting point, it can form a strong bond that is permanent. However, make sure to check which surfaces the glue gun can be used on. For low temp glue guns, they work best on paper, fabric, and foam — so they might not be as effective on wood, glass, or metal.

Is hot glue better than super glue? It ultimately depends on your needs. Super glue can be used on a wide variety of surfaces and dries extremely quickly. Hot glue guns, on the other hand, can take a little longer to set, which makes correcting mistakes easy. Crafting glue guns are also much safer and easier for kids to use.

 

To ensure the nozzle remains clean and free from blockages, consider using toothpicks or aluminum foil to remove any dried glue.
- Keep the surfaces you are gluing at room temperature. This practice helps in achieving better adhesion and prevents the glue from cooling too rapidly.
- Remember, a small amount of glue is often enough to secure your materials. Applying too much can be messy and wasteful.
- When working with materials like metal or smooth plastics, be aware that these surfaces can be challenging to adhere to compared to rougher surfaces.
- Avoid forcing the trigger of your glue gun, as this can lead to uneven application and potential damage to the mechanism.
- Before starting on important projects, practice gluing on some scrap materials to get a feel for your glue gun’s behavior and settings.
- Always test the glue on a small, inconspicuous area of sensitive materials to ensure that the heat or the adhesive does not damage them.
- Lastly, have fun with your projects! Hot glue guns are a versatile tool that can help bring your creative ideas to life.

By following these tips, you can enhance your crafting experience and handle your hot glue gun with greater confidence and safety.

 

Choose from low temp, high temp or precision glue guns, all designed to heat up quickly and bond to surfaces in 60 seconds. Each gun also has a built-in plastic stand so you can rest the glue gun as you work. Need more glue for your project? We offer packs of glue gun sticks of 12 up to 20 pieces. 

 

Shop craft glue guns online today and get free shipping over $100 in Australia. Same day dispatch and Afterpay available. Before you go, don’t forget to stock up on other craft supplies, such as craft tapes, adhesive foamboard, Mod Podge glue and craft scissors.

 

 

 

FAQs

 

Which hot glue gun is best for crafts?

We recommend the Gloo hot glue guns. They come in a range of colours, have a built-in plastic stand and you can choose from low temp, high temp and precision guns. 

 

Is hot glue permanent? 

Yes it is! When the glue is cooled to a temperature below its melting point, it can form a strong bond that is permanent. However, make sure to check which surfaces the glue gun can be used on. For low temp glue guns, they work best on paper, fabric and foam – so they might not be as effective on wood, glass or metal.

 

Is hot glue better than super glue?

It ultimately depends on your needs. Super glue can be used on a wide variety of surfaces and dries extremely quickly. Hot glue guns, on the other hand, can take a little longer to set, which makes correcting mistakes easy. Crafting glue guns are also much safer and easier for kids to use.

 

How can one deal with leftover glue on the glue gun?

Once the glue gun has cooled, use a sharp knife to carefully remove any remaining glue.

 

 How should the glue gun be stored after use?

Allow the glue gun to cool down entirely in its stand before storing it away.

 

What should be done with the glue gun immediately after use?

Disconnect the glue gun from the power source once you have finished using it.

 

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