PVA Glue

Versatile Adhesive

How to Make Homemade PVA Glue

If you ever found yourself needing good adhesive but you have no money or have no one to help you, then it is time to make use of some common household items

to make PVA glue. PVA or Polyvinyl Acetates, are considered as the most common adhesive, and are characterized as a white and sticky substance. Some would argue the importance of making your own PVA glue. They would say that it is better to buy certain brands of glue rather than spending your time to make one. Of course it is always easier to buy PVA glue, because it simplifies the glue-making process, eliminating the need to prepare various items and potentially mess up your kitchen. But it is still important to learn how to make PVA glue, because you will never know when or where you’d run out of the precious milky white adhesive, so much as you’ll regret the day you didn’t learn how to prepare one on your own.

To make PVA glue, you need to have 1 quart of skim milk, 1 Tbsp. of baking soda, 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar, and 10 ounces of water. If you have all of this in your house, and chances are, you have them all in your kitchen, then making PVA glue wouldn’t be a hassle. First, you need to place the milk and vinegar in a double boiler. Be sure to cook in a low-heat flame, and continuously stir as curds form in the mixture. After it has formed it a seemingly-solid state, drain off the remaining liquid. Make sure to wash the remaining mass with water to remove the smell of the vinegar, and then place the curd in a clean bowl. Dissolve the baking soda in the water, and then pour the curds over and continuously stir until a white, pasty substance forms. This is your very own homemade PVA glue. You can now place this in re-sealable containers and store them for future use.

Indeed, it might have been easier to just buy the common brands of PVA adhesives. It would even cost less, if you compute what the materials used are worth. But still, it is important to know how to make PVA glue on your own, because you would never know when this knowledge would come in handy. So if ever you got stuck in a place without any glue, and you can’t go out to buy the commercial adhesives, then just head to the kitchen and cook up some of your very own PVA glue!