Brush-On Super Glue


Best way to apply tiny amounts of super glue

What’s so exciting about this super glue? Two things: it has never dried out in 4 years and the brush allows you to easily apply amounts smaller than a drop without needing paper towels or toothpicks to assist you with cleanup and application.

I purchased a bottle of this brush-on Super Glue 3 or 4 years ago. Since then, I’ve fixed numerous toys and other small things around the house and the bottle has never dried out, unlike traditional squeeze-style super glue dispensers. It seems that the shaft of the brush allows only the smallest amount of glue to dry at the opening and that seal is broken by simply twisting off the cap and brush.

When I need to use super glue, I usually require a very small amount. The brush makes it easy to apply extremely small amounts of glue. I’ve always found the squeeze tubes to be difficult since I’ve almost never needed a whole drop of glue. The bottle opening is also sloped inward so you can remove extra glue from the brush and it simply drains back into the bottle.

I don’t know if this glue is better than others. The cool tool is not the glue, but the bottle design. Krazy Glue makes a similar product, although I haven’t ever tried because my current bottle is still going strong.

-- Harvey Chapman 04/21/20

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2013 — editors)