Frequently Asked Questions

What are Glue Dots®?

Glue Dots adhesives are a double-sided, pressure-sensitive dot of glue that bond instantly to virtually any surface.

Why should I use Glue Dots® over other glues?

Glue Dots are faster and safer than glue guns, cleaner than liquid glue, and leaves none of the sticky residue of double-sided tapes.

Are Glue Dots safe to use?

Yes! Glue Dots are non-toxic and odorless, and they conform to ASTM D-4236 standards.
Warning: choking hazard – small parts. Not for children under 3 years old.

Are Glue Dots safe for my photos?

Yes. Glue Dots are acid-free, lignin-free and archival-quality, so they are safe to use when preserving photos.

How do I apply Glue Dots?

To apply Glue Dots from a roll, press the item to be adhered against the adhesive and peel away from the liner. Press the item into place.
To apply Glue Dots from sheets, tear at the perforations and peel the tabs apart. Place the tab with the adhesive onto a surface and press firmly.
To apply Glue Dots from the Dot N Go Dispenser, center the Glue Dot on the nose roller using the wheel, press the nose firmly to the surface, while holding it at a 45 degree angle, and pull dispenser toward you in a slow and controlled motion to dispense the dot. For details view the How to Apply Glue Dots video.

How do I remove Glue Dots?

Glue Dots are designed to create a permanent bond to most surfaces, such as paper. To remove Glue Dots from hard or non-porous surfaces, first try lifting it from the surface using your fingers (a rolling motion with the side of your thumb works well). If the adhesive will not completely come off, use another Glue Dot to help lift it. If that does not work, use an adhesive remover such as UN-DU.

What materials do Glue Dots adhesives adhere to?

Glue Dots will bond to almost anything – here is a list of some of the surfaces Glue Dots can be used on.
Metal, wood, glass, plastic, paper, drywall, wallpaper, cinder block, photos, cardboard, chipboard, poster board, foam core, laminate, acrylic, and stainless steel. Our DotFinder can help you find the right product for your projects, and please also feel free to contact us or call 1-888-458-3368.

Where can I purchase Glue Dots Adhesive Products?

Glue Dots are available at a variety of retailers as well as online. Contact Glue Dots International for help finding Glue Dots Brand Products. 1-888-458-3368.

Can I bond posters to walls using Glue Dots?

There are options for bonding posters to walls. Removable Glue Squares Dispenser, Poster Glue Dots, All Purpose Removable Dots, and Removable Dots, can all be used to instantly secure posters to cinderblock, plaster or drywall without damaging walls.
The number of patterns needed may vary depending on the poster size and the surface of the wall you are hanging it on. Testing is recommended and Glue Dots products may damage some surfaces when applied or removed.

Are Glue Dots machine washable?

While Glue Dots bond instantly to most clean, dry fabrics, machine washing is not recommended. Use Glue Dots to create a quick, temporary hem on clothing or for no-sew craft projects that do not require washing.

Can I apply Glue Dots to dirty or moist surfaces?

Some substances, such as oils, dust, moisture and hand lotions, can interfere with the bonding quality. Always make sure surfaces are clean and dry before using. (Note: isopropyl alcohol may be used to clean most surfaces prior to applying the adhesive)

How do you remove a Glue Dot that is stuck to something you don't want it stuck to?

Glue Dots are designed to create a permanent bond to most surfaces, such as paper. To remove Glue Dots from hard or non-porous surfaces, first try lifting it from the surface using your fingers (a rolling motion with the side of your thumb works well). If the adhesive will not completely come off, use another Glue Dot to help lift it. If that does not work, use an adhesive remover such as UN-DU.

Will Glue Dots dry out?

Our adhesives are not water-based, therefore they will not dry, yellow or crack over time.

How many Glue Dots per package?

Glue Dots quantities vary depending upon the size, thickness and packaging type. Please visit the “View Products” page to learn more about our products.

Do you have a removable adhesive?

Yes. We have products that provide a strong but temporary bond to most surfaces – Removable Dots, Poster Dots, All Purpose Removable and Repositionable Sheets. These products are great for posting notes or hanging seasonal or party decorations as well as holding rugs in place and for help with DIY and home repair projects.

Are Dot N' Go refills available?

No. Dot N’ Go dispensers are intended for one-time use only and are not refillable. The plastic housing can be recycled.