Tip & How-To about Adhesives, Coatings & Sealants
Have you ever had a splinter in your hand or foot? Splinters can be incredibly annoying and sometimes very painful. Often you won't have a good tweezer around or you simply can't bear the thought of digging the splinter out. My grandmother had the perfect solution to this problem. Place a warm to hot compress over the area with the splinter for five minutes to loosen up the skin and open your pours. Then dry the area thoroughly or this trick won't work. Place a thin layer of Elmer's glue over the area of the splinter (Just like you used to do as a kid in art class!) Five minutes later, once the glue is completely dried, grab the glue from one corner and pull up quickly. Pull it similarly to the way you would if you were waxing a body part... but I promise the splinter removal will pain free. Sometimes, the glue will grab onto the splinter but only bring it half the way up. In that case, you can repeat until you are splinter free and clear.
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