What are flock adhesives?

What are flock adhesives?

Flock adhesives are binding materials that are used to bind different substrates such as rubber, plastic, and metals. Adhesive flocking is carried out by incorporating fiber particles electro-statically into adhesive layers.

What is the best glue to use for flocking?

Flock Adhesives

Adhesive Materials it can be used on Open time
9888 Vinyl General purpose adhesive, particularly suitable for use on vinyl and pvc 5 mins
5399 Aqueous Polyurethane General purpose adhesive, often used on wood 5 mins
5118 EVA Board, wood, carpeting materials, felt, polyester, polystyrene and PVC 5 mins

What is flocking used for?

Flocking is the application of millions of tiny fibers onto an adhesive-coated surface to create a velvet-like texture. Flocking is commonly used on the inside of jewelry boxes, glove compartments, waterfowl decoys, along with many other decorative and functional applications.

Can I use PVA glue for flocking?

I have flocked thousands of terrain items for over 20 years. I use non-diluted Elmers White Glue (PVA) over a painted surface (and I have found the bond is best and the glue works best over a spray painted surface – non-acrylic painted surface).

How long does flocking glue take to dry?

10 to 15 hours
7 hours depending on your environment. TAKE CARE TO KEEP THE HEAT LAMP AT LEAST 18” AWAY FROM THE FIBERS. DO NOT USE A HEAT LAMP WITH A BLOWER. IMPORTANT—while the adhesive is dried at this point (10 to 15 hours) it will take 72 hours to 1 week for it to cure completely.

Is flocking durable?

The process uses special equipment that electrically charges the flock particles causing them to stand-up. The fibres are then propelled and anchored into the adhesive at right angles to the substrate. The application is both durable and permanent. Flock can be applied to glass, metal, plastic, paper or textiles.

Is flocking waterproof?

Water resistant, fade resistant, and more durable. Meant for indoor, outdoor, and automotive use.

Can you use wood glue for flocking?

After identifying the grain direction, seal the surface to be flocked by rubbing white wood glue into the pores with your finger. You don’t need to go crazy with the glue; just be sure to clog all of the end grain. Wipe off any standing puddles and set it aside to dry for a few hours.

Can you make flocking powder?

A little bit goes a long way and it only takes a couple of minutes to mix a batch of snow flocking. Mix 1 cup of soap powder with about 1 cup of water in a bowl. You don’t need to use hot water, room temperature water works great.

What household items can you use to flock a Christmas tree?


  • Old paper or sheets to protect your workspace.
  • An old pail to mix the flocking in.
  • Gloves to protect your hands.
  • Small artificial Christmas trees.
  • White Glue.
  • Corn Starch.
  • Shaving Cream (not gel)
  • Artificial shredded snow (mine is from the dollar store)