Super glue is something many of us reach for when have a quick repair at home. You might already use it for simple repair jobs like gluing the handle back on your favorite coffee mug. But did you know it has a lot of other uses?
1.The next time your garden hose springs a little leak, don’t think you have to immediately set off for your local home improvement store. You may not need a new hose quite yet. One of the great things about super glue is that it’s impervious to water once cured. So use a drop to seal up that hole in your garden hose. Once it cures, it won’t leak.
2. Since super glue is waterproof, it’s one of the best things you can use for quick bathroom repairs. Glue down a loose tile or fix a broken shelf on your shower caddy. The glue will hold it securely in spite of the wet environment.
3. Your manicure isn’t ruined! Uses for super glue include fixing a broken nail. Won’t that save you a bundle over returning to the nail salon?
4. Number four on the list really is quite surprising–at least for me. Guitarists swear by it as a hack to protect painful fingertips when playing. Apply a thin layer of super glue to fingertips and let dry. It forms a tough cap of protection from the pain of playing for long periods of time.
5. Before a hole in your nylons gets any bigger, use super glue to stop the run. Just hold the nylon away from your skin while it dries. This trick will also work on the run in a sweater or other fabric.
6. Keep some glue stashed in your emergency auto kit. It’s great for quick repairs like ripped upholstery or patching a cracked light.
7. Next on the list is for repairs of your favorite scissors or other simple household tools. No need to run out and buy a new pair!
8. Repair your favorite pair of shoes with super glue. Whether the heel popped off your favorite pumps, or the sole is separating from your most comfy pair of sneakers, super glue can get you some more life out of them.
9.Super glue ought to be on your list of favorite accessories, because it’ll get you out of a pinch! The next time you break your readers or favorite pair of sunglasses, glue can get you more time until you have to replace them.
10. Keep a tube of super glue in your first aid kit for cuts. Disinfect the cut first, then use a small drop of glue to close the skin. Hold the cut closed until the glue dries.
There you have it–10 surprising uses for super glue. If you haven’t already, go stock up!