Monday, October 27, 2014

Un-Du Archival Safe.... Saved my Petit Point Canvas. THANK YOU MARK!


Un-Du is an adhesive remover that is archive safe. Scrapbookers use it a lot. It has been used on very valuable antique books to remove stickers and price tags.

This morning I telephoned the company and spoke to Mark. He developed the product. I asked him if it was safe to use on fabrics. He told me a story about a very valuable dress that had gotten some sort of sticky adhesive on it in London. The dress was pure satin and a rich red. Un-do took off the gluey substance without a stain or color change to the rich deep red dye.

He told me to try it on a scrap piece of my petit point canvas using a piece of the Velcro's glue smeared on it. Then he told me how to use it for that purpose.     KAPOOF it ltook it right off.  

So I used it on my petit point canvas. There is no more adhesive on it. It evaporates so fast there isn't even an odor now.

THANK YOU MARK for this WONDERFUL product. I am so glad I found it.

PHEW... What a nightmare that could have been.

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip, Catherine!

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  2. I read the previous post only tonight and, OMG, such a relief when I read that you solved the problem.
    I'd cry my eyes out if anything like glue would ruin my work.
    I am truly happy for you.
    Rosanna

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    1. Awww Thank you so much Rosanna. How nice of you to be so concerned.

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad you found such a brilliant solution! I felt heartsick for you knowing how priceless this work of art is to you!!

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    1. Thank you Susan.

      It really did make my stomach lurch when I discovered all that glue blocking all the open cells on my canvas. It was super sticky and thick.

      It did have a happy ending though. ;-)

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    1. Es algo que siempre voy a tener ahora que sé lo bien que funciona.

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    1. I was sooooo relieved. I am sure you can imagine. Thanks Elizabeth.

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  6. Great news Catherine, I am pleased for you!

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  7. Oh huge sigh of relief! That rug and the job you are doing on it is truly priceless an to think....... no, I can't.....
    hahaha :)

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    1. Heaven knows I could stat it again. Not after getting this far!

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  8. Your carpet looks fantastic! I inend stitching it after I have at least stitched the carpet I am working on now, plus a chair- footstool combination, that I got as presents from the very talented Elga.

    But, errrr, I might ask you to send me a bottle of this stuff, one cannot buy it here as far as I know and I sure could use it! (Don't ask....)

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    1. Elly,

      Lucky you to have gotten something from Elga! She is a wonderful stitcher and miniature maker.

      I really wish I could send you the Un-Du. However the post office always asks if something is flammable. This stuff says it is extremely flammable on the label. I am very sorry I am sure they wouldn't let me mail it.

      I do have to go to the post office soon and I will ask them if I can send you some.

      Thank you for you kind comment about the carpet. I wish you luck with stitching yours.

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    2. Amazn sell it, but it is very expensive £20+ in England. That must be because it comes from the States and it's flammable. Still, a good one to have for emergencies! I wonder what else it works on!

      And to both of you, your carpets are just gorgeous!

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    3. I promise you I would have happily paid 4 times that amount to get that glue off my canvas. you might want to wait until you have a use for it but I will never be without it.

      It works all all sorts of things. The label on the bottle opens out and tells you what you can use it on.

      Yes it is a bit more in the UK. There might be hazardous shipping charges over seas.

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    1. Thank you. It was a scary problem that was resolved faster then I imagined.

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  10. Yay, so pleased the iron didn't go near it. I will definitely invest in some Un-Du
    =0)

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    1. I will never be without it again. It is great stuff.

      Thanks Pepper.

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  11. Hello Catherine,
    I'm so happy you were able to get the glue of. thank you for telling us about this product...it can come in very useful.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  12. What an amazing product and sweet relief for you!

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    1. Yes it was. I couldn't believe it when that stuff removed it so quickly.

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    1. You won't be sorry if you buy some. The man that i spoke to told me it has been used on photos over 100 years old with no damage to the picture.

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  14. Catherine, I am so happy to hear that you have safely removed the Velcro adhesive. I know how you must have felt when you first saw it. I have a spot of glue on a silk nightgown that I made and have been unable to remove it. I must buy some of this on my next trip to USA.

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  15. I am not sure how it works on glue. Though I called the adhesive glue. Be sure to do a test on the same fabric your silk night gown is made of first.

    Thank you for your kind words.

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