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Methyl Cellulose (Natural Adhesive)

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Our Methyl Cellulose (Natural Adhesive) is a natural, plant-based adhesive and paint binder. When dissolved in water, Methyl Cellulose creates a liquid adhesive with a neutral pH—it’s non- toxic, vermin-proof, does not decompose and dries clear. It’s perfect for bookbinding, sizing papers and fabrics, as a paint binder, thickening baths for marbling paper, decorative paste papers and more.

This product is available in 0.75 oz. packages.

Technical Data

This product is packaged in biodegradable bioplastic bags.

Safety & Quality:
Made in the USA. Free of dairy, nuts, and gluten. Vegan & cruelty-free. Not intended for consumption.

Shipping & returns

Return Policies

We offer full refunds on any defective or damaged products. We also offer full refunds (less shipping costs) on elective returns if the product is in re-sellable condition and the return has been made within 3 months of the purchase.

Shipping Policies

Free Standard Shipping on orders above $100 for U.S. customers.

Orders containing in-stock items are typically processed within 2 business days from when we receive the order during operating hours. If a purchase contains out-of-stock or pre-order items, we will ship the order once ALL items are available and it can be fulfilled completely. Once an order is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information; please save this email in case of any issues with your order.

After a package leaves our facility, it becomes the responsibility of the contracted carrier to get it to you. Any issues or problems that arise must be resolved with them directly. For USPS orders in particular, we've be instructed that it is best for the recipient to first speak with their local post office regarding any concerns.

Additionally, you can monitor your shipment or file a claim for lost mail with each of the carriers we use: U.S. Postal ServiceUPS, or FedEx.

We work hard to ensure orders are processed and received as quickly as possible, but unfortunately, we're unable to locate lost or delayed packages. We recognize errors happen and ask for your patience in those circumstances, but we will not ship replacement items or issue refunds until a formal determination is made by the carrier. Please use the resources outlined above to seek resolution if needed.


International Shipping

If you’re ordering from EuropeCanadaAustralia or New Zealand, please click the appropriate link to visit the distributor for your region. We normally ship USPS International for international orders, and the order typically takes 2-3 weeks for delivery. Due to global constraints, shipping times may vary, and additional delays can occur due to customs inspections. Since we never know if a package will be held at customs, any import fees or taxes applied to the delivery must be paid by the recipient.


How long does it last after mixed? Shelf life?
The mixed Methyl cellulose in a glass jar has a 1-year shelf life if uncontaminated and kept at room temperature.

What is the difference between your methyl cellulose adhesive / binder and your Natural Acylik Medium? 
The methyl cellulose is simply plant cellulose and is a mild adhesive - not very strong - that's why it's only used for certain things. It's not as strong as Elmer's glue. The Natural Acrylic Medium is a binder with many ingredients and is much stronger. When mixed with pigment it makes a durable paint that's more water resistant. Or it can be used alone for collage work or varnishing.

A small point seven five ounce packet of methyl cellulose

Customer Reviews

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I am ecstatic that I found your website and products. When I learned how environmentally harmful and toxic most of my art materials were, I felt so angry and sad. Your blog resources and products changed my art career and made me EXCITED to use my materials again.

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Methyl Cellulose

I haven't tried it yet but I did receive the package in a very timely manner. Thanks! Judi Danner

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