If you love to do hundreds of wood projects, wood glue is surely one of your best friends. However, when you buy a big gallon of this glue, it tends to be more difficult to use them in your everyday wood projects. Therefore, what you must do is to store them in small containers to make them more convenient to use.
What is good about storing wood glue in small containers is not only because it will be easier for you to handle them. Also, small containers can make storing them a space saver. As a guide, here are some steps you can follow to successfully store them in small containers:
- Gather all the things you need. Since you will be dealing with wood glue that can be easily dried up, you need to have all the materials within reach. This includes a wood glue of course, permanent marker, funnel, and containers.
- Prepare the containers. The most ideal container for storing wood glue is plastic water bottle that has a squeeze cap. This kind of cap will help to make using the wood glue more convenient for your future projects. Once you have collected them, clean them nicely. If you wish to get rid of the bottle's label, you can easily do so by soaking the bottle in water. Then scratch off the label. Once this is done, you need to let the bottle to completely dry.
- Fill the bottle with glue. Once you are certain that the bottle is clean and dry, you can already start filling it with glue. You need to use a funnel to make the transferring easier and less messy.
- Seal the bottle. Using the original cap of the battle, seal it tightly once the bottle is filled with enough glue already. You need to ensure that the cap is tightly replaced so that some parts of the glue will not harden up. If this happens, it will be harder for you to use the glue. Worse, the wood glue will not anymore be perfect for your future wood projects.
- Label the bottle appropriately. Using a permanent marker, label the outside of the bottle with as simple as "Wood Glue." However, you can also supplement additional information in the label just like its brand name, directions for use, type of wood glue, and the like.
- Place the refilled bottles in a good spot in your cabinet or shelf. Especially if you have plenty of wood glue bottles to store, you can store them in a cabinet or shelf for ease of access. You can as well check directions for storage of the wood glue you are currently storing for temperature requirements.
Now that you have your wood glue in small containers, you can use them anytime without much of a hassle. You can as well be certain that even if you will not be using it for a long time, your stored wood glue will still be ready to help you in your important wood projects in the future.