- How to glue puzzles
How to glue puzzles
How to Glue a Puzzle
- Slide sheets of wax paper under assembled puzzle (picture side up) to protect table.
- Brush a thin coat of clear drying craft glue on the face of the puzzle.
- Thicker glue is better - click here to buy our puzzle glue, though Mod Podge also works well. The moisture in watery glues (like Elmer's) will make puzzles curl as they dry.
- Bristle brushes will leave brush strokes when the glue dries. A foam brush (like this) will give a smoother surface. If your brush doesn't fit in the glue bottle, pour small amounts on the front of the puzzle to brush into a thin coat until the entire face of the puzzle is covered.
- Let this dry completely. We recommend gluing puzzles on days with low humidity to speed drying and reduce the possibility of curling.
- Once the first coat has dried completely, apply a second thin coat the same way.
- When this second coat has dried, the wax paper should come off easily and the puzzle is ready to hang - click here to buy our hanging kit - adhesive hangers will also work, the adhesive sticks better to puzzles that do not have the back glued.
- Gluing only the front is usually adequate. For added durability, repeat the process on the back of the puzzle.