How do you prevent Gorilla Glue from hardening after opening?

by Mer15717277
I have tried securing the top tightly & putting it in a freezer Zip Lock bag but after a month or two, it is impossible to squeeze out? Would you suggest a different glue?
  12 answers
  • Nna12557356 Nna12557356 on Apr 22, 2017

    buy and use it quick then throw away

  • SpikeEd Lefebvre SpikeEd Lefebvre on Apr 22, 2017

    Store it upside down!

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 23, 2017

    Try and push in a pin to reopen the hole. We use CA and Monster Glue at our house. I have had them for up to three and four years before they are used up. The CA I keep in the freezer and the Monster Glue in a cupboard in the kitchen. Occasionally I have to reopen the tip. Make sure you wipe off the tip right away when you are done using it to help prevent buildup since they start hardening so quickly.

  • Gym22225033 Gym22225033 on Apr 23, 2017

    I've had good luck with plain scotch tape over the tip - 2-3 pieces covering the hole. If air can't get at it, it can't harden.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 23, 2017

    Put a nail in it with vaseline so it will easily slip out.

  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on Apr 24, 2017

    I've tried every trick there is and I have the same results. Buy the small sizes when you do not plane to use up fast. I like my glue by the gallon but I hate when it goes bad/dries up.

  • Inetia Inetia on Apr 25, 2017

    You can get gorilla glue in super glue sized tubes. Cheaper in the long run if it dries out before you use it.

  • PAMIE PAMIE on Apr 25, 2017

    I read on the back of E6000 to use vaseline on the cap ,works great. Should work on super glue too

  • Dana Baier Dana Baier on Apr 25, 2017

    I've also had luck putting a small piece of plastic wrap on the tube before closing gently then put the bottle into a plastic bag. I know it's a pain but it has saved me some bottles of specialty glue!

    • Mer15717277 Mer15717277 on Apr 25, 2017

      Thanks Dana~ Do believe I did same, but to no avail unless the glue is used within 2-3 mos...Gorilla Glue is great but suggest packaging by manufacturer be improved. I will not buy this anymore without a better resolution. What other kinds of specialty glue would you suggest?

  • Dana Baier Dana Baier on Apr 25, 2017

    Depends on the project. If it's a paper craft or something delicate I usually stick with Aileenes applied thinly with small , wide brush. I'm lucky enough to have a Xyron adhesive /laminator . It's old school now but is great for applying paper to paper. Besides Gorilla Glue I have used e6000 for heavier projects especially for outside. Some of the silicon adhesives work as well. I have found over the years that even with wonderful, experienced suggestions, I often end up figuring out a solution! I do love Gorilla Glue so maybe we should all start a letter/email campaign asking for smaller sizes for we crafters!

  • Dana Baier Dana Baier on Apr 25, 2017

    Just reread the previous posts & see that Gorilla does come in smaller sizes! My bad for not paying attention!

  • Helene Tessler Helene Tessler on Apr 25, 2017

    The simplest way to store it is using a screw top jar (like a jam or jelly jar) and some silica Gel. That's the bagged stuff that comes with electronics and so on. Designed to suck all of the moisture out of the air.

    I keep my super glues for modelling for at least 12 months this way.

    • Mer15717277 Mer15717277 on Apr 26, 2017

      Thanks Helene...seems that may work to Stop Gorilla Glue from drying out! Good idea~will report back later on success~