Unlike real leather, faux leather have got many different uses and different processes of manufacturing, from sewing to using glue, whereas really leather can be very limited.
So, what is the best glue to use with faux leather and how to use it successfully?
The first thing you need to look carefully at when choosing a glue for your faux leather fabric is one that is going to be thin enough so as not to show, and also a glue that will not have a very strong smell to it!
This is very important because we tend to forget that a glue is made out of petroleum products and as so, it is going to be very smelly, and remember that most faux leather items are either going to be used for clothing purposes or for decoration, like upholstery, this means that you have to select the glue very carefully and you have to stay away from the conventional and the “known” ones, they are very smelly!
The third thing you have to look for is a glue that will not require using a lot in order to stick to parts of faux leather to each other’s, usually when gluing faux leather with conventional glues, they tend to form big lumps and also show a lot!!
I’m sure that you don’t want glue to be showing from your clothes and your faux leather items!
So, the glue must be clear, odorless , very resistant and also thin enough to not show lumps and other ugly defects!
One of the best glues you can use is called E-6000 Craft Adhesive and is available online, you can also find it in shoe repair shops, and it usually costs less than four dollars and will work amazingly well at gluing your faux leather fabric.
It is the first choice of professionals when it comes to glue, it is also waterproof and safe to put in a washer or dryer.
All in all, it is an amazing glue.
This is all you need to know about the type of glue to use with faux leather, now, let’s talk about how to use it.
The only recommendation I’m going to give you in order to use this faux leather glue efficiently is to clean the surface of your fabric with a dry cloth, the cleaner the better.