- when using spray adhesive I didn't like getting it on my fingers (too hard to get off) now I use a set of kitchen tongs to hold the paper, pics, etc and spray away. Don't hold the paper too tightly in the tongs and you won't wrinkle the paper or pictures. Also be sure to always put the "sprayed" side of the tongs on the back of the picture and the clean side on the front. It is very easy to tell the clean from the dirty side of the tongs after just a spray or two.