The storable form of hoof glue is a pellet form of resin-like material. To use it one would soak in water overnight and allow it to melt. Once melted it can be simmered to reduce to the appropriate thickness and then applied to the object in question. Very thin glue can be used as a resin coating to stiffen and strengthen cordage, such as chair backs and seats. Hoof glue is not waterproof, it can be dissolved by water, so moisture or even high humidity will affect it. But hoof glue does not become brittle when dry; it retains some flexibility, thus making it ideal for applications where some give in the joint or covering is required.