All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs

Just place the bottle in hot tap water until it gets liquid.

It is best used at 140-160 degrees F.

Do not exceed 180 degrees F.

Do not microwave.

Use it as any other glues.

We guarantee Old Brown Glue for 18 months from the date of manufacture.

Refrigeration will extend the shelf life, but is not required.

Old Brown Glue is not affected by freezing.

Extensive testing has shown that all liquid animal glues have a shelf life.

Therefore we mark each bottle with a "best before use" date so you can be sure of its quality.

The independent testing done by Fine woodworking in the article “How Strong Is Your Glue” showed that Old Brown Glue was overall 3% stronger than Hot Hide Glue. Only Old Brown Glue was tested for the Liquid Hide Glue therefore we do not know about the strength of other brands.

We tested Old Brown Glue with multiple freezing and thawing cycles and detected no change in its quality.

We use PayPal because it is one of the safest payment systems available. An account is not mandatory, a personal credit card can be use through Paypal.

You may also call us directly to order by phone (619) 298-0864.

Old Brown Glue is reversible as is Hot Hide Glue.

You can reverse protein glues by adding moisture and heat to the elements, this will bring back the protein to a liquid state.

You can also use steam.

If the glueing is recent and the glue has not fully cured OBG can be reversed with only heat. If it had time to cure, heat and moisture are needed.

Liquid Hide Glue is not for hammer veneering. It is also not recommended for rubbed joints. If you want to hammer veneer we also sell granulated #192 gram strength Hot Hide Glue.

Using a toothing plane is part of the traditional process of working with Hide Glues.

A toothing plane levels the surface, cleans the wood and increases the glue surface area.

It is recommanded but not required.

We use United States Postal Services, USPS, Priority Post.

If you have an account with another company, contact us for details.