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 Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Gorilla Glue

Several things must be considered when choosing a glue.  What materials are being glued together?  Is clamping feasible?  Will the project be exposed to outdoor elements?  Answering these questions will help determine the right glue.  Welcome to The Guide to Glue brought to you by the makers of Gorilla Glue. 

Wood Glue Gorilla Wood Glue in Action

  • Wood glues, commonly referred to as carpenters glue or yellow glue, are great for gluing two pieces of wood together.
  • Work pieces should be firmly clamped together until dry which is typically within an hour depending on temperature and humidity.
  • Most wood glues are non-toxic and sand and scrape like wood, leaving a stainable or paintable surface.
  • Clean and sand your work thoroughly as leftover residue will prevent stains and finishes from penetrating the wood.
  • It is important to note, wood glue can not adhere to surfaces that are already stained or painted.
  • For clean-up, simply use water and a damp rag.

Polyurethane Glue Gorilla Wood Glue in Action
  • Polyurethanes are an extremely versatile and durable adhesive.
  • They can be used for many repairing or building applications, offer long-lasting, super-holding power and can be used inside or out.
  • Polyurethane glues are 100% waterproof and wont become brittle over time.
  • They can be used to bond just about any dissimilar material from wood to brick to metal to stone and more.
  • Polyurethane glues cure with exposure to moisture - the bond expands as it cures, which will cosmetically fill small cracks and gaps.
  • Because of this expansion or foaming, its important to use a clamp when gluing pieces together.

Super Glue Gorilla Super Glue in Action
  • Super Glues cure super fast on non-porous surfaces like rubber, metal, and some plastics.
  • They offer an extra-strong bond and provide an invisible seal.
  • Super glues are great for smaller projects around the home, especially when clamping is not an option.
  • Super glues perform best when the break is clean.
  • Because the bond is so fast, keep an acetone-based nail polish remover on hand in the event that you need to remove glue from your working surface or your skin.
  • These glues have a tendency to dry out so make sure you seal the cap and place in a cool, dry environment.
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