Where Can I Buy PVA Glue In South Africa

What is a PVA Glue?

Polyvinyl acetate, commonly known as wood glue, PVA glue, white glue, carpenter’s glue, school glue, or Elmer’s Glue in the US, is a widely available adhesive used for porous materials like wood, paper, and cloth.

Where Can I Buy PVA Glue In South Africa?


Address: Corner Blackrock Street and, Stoneridge Dr, Edenvale, Johannesburg, 1610, South Africa

Areas served: South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 pm

Phone: +27 10 493 8000

Mica Hardware (Head Office)

Address: Block D, Eastgate Lane Office Park, 5 Iris Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 11 479 3300

Alberton Hardware (Pty) Ltd.

Address: 33 Van Riebeeck Ave, Alberton, 1450, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 11 907 2626

Al’s Hardware Johannesburg

Address: Ext 10, 8 Industrial Road, Corner Main Reef Rd, Amalgam, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

Areas served: Gauteng

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:45 pm

Phone: +27 11 837 4140

What is the best PVA glue in South Africa?


ALCOLIN COLD GLUE is the original, high-quality PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue and has been the best selling glue in SA for over 50 years.

What is the strongest PVA glue?

Black PVA glue provides extra durability on flexible surfaces and can be used in advanced art techniques. It provides a stronger bond than Red PVA glue.

However, black PVA glue is non-water soluble, so it will NOT wash out of clothing. Mix 50/50 with water and the glue will dry clear and provide a waterproof barrier.

How long does PVA glue last?

The recommended shelf life on PVA glue is generally a way for the company to cover its butt. One year is simply the length of time they will guarantee the quality level. But most glues can go for two years or more if stored consistently at room temp. Fortunately, the glue will show signs of problems when it is bad.

How permanent is PVA glue?

Traditional wood glues theywill not adhere strongly or consistently to nonporous materials, such as metal or plastic, and do not stick well to other glues, including hide glue.

Conservation-grade PVAs are often permanent when dry, but can still absorb water if submerged or exposed to constant humidity.