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PVA glue
Poly vinyl acetate, also known as white craft glue, is a popular adhesive for use in the direct method of mosaic making. It is suitable where at least one of the surfaces is porous (for example when sticking items to wood, or ceramic tiles to another surface). This glue is water-based and does not contain solvents. More soluble PVA is often used for children's craft projects, but does not tend to have the full strength suitable for mosaic work. Diluted PVA (a solution of 3 -10 parts of water to one part PVA) can also be used to prime a surface in readiness for applying mosaic.

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