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Bottlecap Art... any solutions??

Started on Apr 01, 2012 by AmyHall
Last post on Aug 27, 2013

We made a 3x6 foot bottlecap mural in the fall and thought we were successful. However, after several months, the caps are beginning to pop off. I used tacky glue and hot glue, both are coming off equally. I've heard of some teachers using mail guns... but mine are attached to heavy cardboard. Any suggestions?

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  • Astabeth 04/01/2012 at 05:55pm
    Have you tried silicone adhesive caulk? It might be overkill, but it is pretty cheap, goes a long way, and I used it to hold fairly heavy ceramic bricks to plywood years ago and they are still stuck, despite being in a hot environment.

  • AmyHall 04/01/2012 at 06:21pm
    Ah, no I haven't, but did read on an art blog to try that... since you are the second to recommend it, I shall have to give it a go! Thanks!

  • RcsArtman 04/06/2012 at 04:57pm
    Construction adhesive will work. Contact cement might also.

  • MaryArts 04/16/2012 at 06:23pm
    I have the same problem. I bought a can a silicone caulk. It worked great and was easy to use- I chose the clear and just filled in areas b/w the caps. My problem is I had 2 very large murals. One can probably did 5% of my total area :( Anybody know of any other ideas (that aren't cost prohibitive)?

  • AmyHall 04/20/2012 at 09:23am
    The caulk is working!! Thanks!!

  • dtholly 08/27/2013 at 01:47pm
    I'll use the silicone adhesive caulk for mine too. I have a few popping in off.