You can use GORILLA GLUE on hardwoods, softwoods, oily woods, stone, metal, ceramic and plastic. Though there are other moisture-resistant glues available (including urea formaldehyde resins), resorcinol glue is completely waterproof and can be used on aquatic equipment (like boats and water skis) as well as exterior finish on doors, windows, and moldings. We also provide unbiased Ratings and glue reviews to help you choose the best glue for your needs.
Strength: Gorilla Wood Glue is a leader in strength, providing an unmatched confidence level for success. Unfortunately, no one uses hide glue very much anymore since it requires a lot of work before use. The original hide glue is a specialty product and worthy of an article unto itself. I glue a lot of wood and fiberglass laminates for both interiors and marine applications.
I have used it myself and found it to be an excellent wood glue, with one problem… once opened, it does not have a long shelf life. Gorilla Super Glue uses unique rubber particles to increase impact-resistance and strength which makes it perfect for everyday use. It shares many of the characteristics of regular hide glue… relatively long setting time, non-creeping grip, and can be loosened with moisture for furniture repair.
Polyurethane glues are excellent for many applications in new fabrication, but we have found that their applications for furniture repair are very limited. Concerning glue creep, a boatbuilding friend of mine once glued teak gunwale strips on a 30′ steamboat, bent around the hull using epoxy and no screws. They may not be good to eat, but glue biscuits are the do-it-yourself cabinetmaker’s best friend. Wood glue is extremely durable once cured but takes a while to set up, so it’s a good idea to have clamps handy when using wood glue on mid-size or large projects. Resorcinol glue is expensive, and must be mixed at the time of use, blending the resin and a catalyst.
There is a hide glue for the unwashed masses, manufactured by Franklin International, called Titebond® Liquid Hide Glue Unlike the traditional hide glues, this is a one-step product… squeeze it out and use it! For smooth, shiny surfaces, try sanding first to roughen up the surface and give the glue something to bite. We have the strongest wood glue on the market and our formulations are designed for projects inside and outside the home. Krazy glue is the only glue you mentioned that will have cured in a very short time. I want to use a piece of 120-180 grit sandpaper to remove the old glue and dirt off these areas.
Likewise, applying too little of the thin super glue will result in almost no glue at all remaining in a wood joint, causing a weak bond or no bond at all. Edwinson, IME a joint is never starved because of excessive pressure, but because of not enough glue in the joint, especially if there is end grain and it hasn’t been sized. Hot Glue: Heated glue comes in stick form and must be used with glue guns, which come in both corded and cordless and high-temp and low-temp models.
Its 20G Extra strong Mega Fix super glue will give you a strong adhesion within seconds on many surfaces. When I do edge joining, small beads of glue appearing consistently along the joint line when clamping pressure is applied tells me the glue coverage is probably good and the joint will be consistent and strong. I’m wondering if the water resistant” TB2 is really up to a few months of humidity above 90% for outdoor furniture.
It is necessary to remove any dirt or debris that might obstruct the spreading of the glue or the fit of the joint. And lest you be concerned about the historical pedigree of using a glue in a modern brown plastic bottle, remember this: Franklin developed its formula for liquid hide glue in 1935, and it’s the same formula the company uses today. To find the glue that is right for you, read our expert advice on which features to consider and how to find the best value. I also use Elmers wood glue for gluing wood on flat surfaces and have no problem. It is probably better to have the glue fail first, rather than the material being bonded.
It’s a bit harder to find than PVA glue, but it can be ordered over the internet fairly easily, and the fact that I don’t have to worry about small bits of dried hide glue interfering with finishes gives liquid hide glue an advantage that no other glue can touch. And speaking of Titebond glues, you can pick up all of your glue supplies and accessories in our Amazon Store Its a great way to get the stuff you need while helping support The Wood Whisperer! Try this glue mixture on your broken wooden piece, and see the amazing strength of this natural glue for yourself. For anyone who turns pens the CA glue is ideal for gluing the brass tubes into your blanks before turning.
Because of its many great features Polyvinyl Acetate is excellent for bonding woodwork joints together or as a furniture and carpentry adhesive. The time it takes for glues to set up varies from one glue to the we are working on a small project a quick setting glue is suitable for the job, however if the project is large or complex the glue could dry on one part while we are still applying glue to another piece. Trying to get the strongest glue available only shifts the failure point elsewhere. Pressure is necessary to form a tight, gap-free bond, and to help force glue into the wood fibers.
As an aside, luthiers tend to prefer Titebond 1 because it more easily allows you to do future repairs, as the glue will release with the application of heat and moisture. The glue line can be colored or left clear, it’s not necessary (nor desired) to have lots of clamping pressure, it doesn’t need perfect joint fits and best of all, it is absolutely waterproof. A versatile all purpose, interior/exterior adhesive, Gorilla Glue is the strongest available.
Therefore, white glue can be thinned and cleaned up with water, is safe to use around children, dries clear, sets fast and, after presoaking, washes out of clothing. You still do. But liquid hide glue is much more forgiving than PVA glue in terms of problems with finishing. If you use too much glue the expanding glue can close wood pores making a finish applied later appear blotchy, or can stick to existing finishes removing them when the expanded glue is removed. Set & Drying Time — Wood glue should be secured/clamped for at least 20-30 minutes while it sets. The glue seemed to have dried out and ‘crumbled’ – tiny bits of hard dust/chips.
There is now a ready-to-use hide glue available on the hardware shelf that requires no heating, or mixing, does not have a rancid odor and is reversible, and creep resistant. I pretty much use titebond I for all interior furniture and haven’t had any problems as a result of the glue itself. Hide glue will adhere to itself, so when re-gluing with hide glue, the old glue does not need to be fully removed. I’m not a big fan of Gorilla glue because of the foaming — you have to keep wiping it for about half an hour — but it does have it’s uses.
Some depend on this foaming action to fill the joint and only apply a line of poly glue along the joint. We have the strongest wood glue and contractor-grade wood filler products that are not only professional grade strength but also easy to use for any home project! I’ve used it to repair broken table legs, laminating wood for stronger shelves, ceramic tile repair, gluing metal strips, and many more uses. Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue is the first one-part, water cleanup wood glue ever offered that is proven waterproof.
Squeeze out the excess air from the bottle when you have finished using the glue and store in a cool, dry place. Looking under a 10x loupe shows tiny bubbles in the glue maybe a couple of thou. Good for interior and exterior use and easy to clean up surplus glue with water. All variables must be taken into consideration when choosing the proper glue or adhesive to be used. Described as the ultimate wood glue, Titebond III is a modified PVA commonly described as aliphatic resin adhesive. This is especially important for the restoration of wooden musical instruments such as pianos and guitars. Don’t remove any of the wood or your reglued joint will have gaps and be less strong.