Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Glue wooden stairs

We have a spiral staircase made of wood. What means can be used to solve the problem that the wood is solid again? I thought a wood glue like this one should do his job.
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is a concrete slab walkout basement above, below, or on grade? For material use purposes not square footage

I have a walkout basement with 1 long side and 1 shortside above grade... For material usage is this considered above/on grade? since the slab is not really below grade? I need something like: https://...
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Glue or other solution to repair broken plastic (polymer) part inside oven door

On Christmas, when we were at a friends house, a piece of a plastic (or rather polymer based) part from the inside the oven door broke off (that is, a piece of a larger part broke off, not a single ...
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What adhesive to use to glue back chips that came off of porcelain tiles?

I have two very small chips that came off my large tiles, basically due to careless handling. Although I did my best to handle them with care while I was trying to see if they fit, in two cases small ...
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Gluing Magnetic Knife Rack/Holder/Strip to Inside of Backpacker-Style Wooden Food Locker so I can remove it later

I don't like having my cutlery loose on the floor of my food locker, so I bought a magnetic strip for my knife, fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon and chopping knife. Now I just need to affix it to the ...
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Gluing two pieces of glass together - type of glue, techniques

I am trying to laminate together two sheets of glass of 6mm (~ 1/4") in order to have a thicker glass plate that will serve as a backing plate for sandpaper in order to flatten stuff (sole of ...
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Any way to fix luxury vinyl floating planks that keep coming apart?

I installed floating click-lock LVP (coretec pro plus) a year ago and In just one place, the edge between two planks slowly got wider. We tapped it back together from the end of the row, but after ...
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Securing interrior wall to concrete floor with hydronic heating

I purchased my current property before all of the buildings were completed. As such, I have a 60x80 outbuilding that has the plumbing roughed in for a bathroom, but the bathroom was not installed. I ...
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reversibly adhere steel parts (outdoors)

I bought a rain gauge for the garden. It consists of a long steel stick and an upper part that holds the jar. The upper part is merely put on top; there is no screw thread or anything to stick both ...
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Should I redo PVC that needs to be forced into position?

I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel, and the plumber I hired redid the drain for the vanity based on a recommendation from the inspector to get it under the joist level (which I appreciated, ...
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How does talcum work to thicken epoxy adhesives?

Similar to how one can use baking powder to fill/accelerate CA glue, which, as far as I'm aware, works because the baking powder neutralizes acids in CA glue, and adds physical "body" to it, ...
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Insulating stuccoed terra cotta garage walls

We have a detached garage that's made of hollow clay bricks (structural terra cotta) covered in stucco, both inside and out. I'd like to insulate and heat it for use in the winter. The problem is that ...
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Strongly affix ceiling light rim to ceiling

I removed all the cheap LED “recessed” lights from my ceiling and replaced them with Hue recessed lights. These lights are intended to be screwed into a traditional recessed can, but I just cut the ...
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Wood glue sufficient to repair separated shelf?

My home has a 17” x 36” x 1” shelf that appears to have only been secured by glue to the surface above it. It’s separated slightly but hasn’t moved much in 2 years: The shelf has extra bracing wood ...
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Toughest self-tap screwable glue?

I have a self-tapping screw that has stripped through its plastic (I can't be more specific) housing. What's the toughest (as in resistant to stripping, it's not particularly load bearing) glue that I ...
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How to repair cat nails puncture in leather couch

My cat has sharp nails and the leather couch is filled with tiny nail punctures. How can I repair it?
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Glue for sticking wool to wool? [closed]

Can anyone recommend glue for sticking wool to wool? This is for a small, stationary, non-load-bearing, long-term application for an indoor, non-heated environment. I would be willing to pay more for ...
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How do I remove old linoleum flooring adhesive?

I had 4 layers of old linoleum on my porch. I was able to remove it easily and get back to the plywood, but the first layer of adhesive remains. It is fairly smooth but there are places where the ...
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Green Glue - Cement Board with vapour barrier

I’m installing cement board for the shower. I am planning on 1 sheet (0.5”) against the studs and then a 2nd sheet (0.5”) with vapour barrier in between. I want to increase soundproofing by using ...
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Loose mirror on the door?

I have a mirror fixed on a door. Now the mirrors is loose and the top part has quite large space. So the mirror is no longer well glued and I am wondering it may fall in the future. My question is ...
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Is there a way to rejuvenate an old bottle of Gorilla glue?

I have a fairly large (2 oz) bottle of "Original Gorilla Glue" which has been sitting on the shelf. I used it once or twice occasionally, but now it has gotten somewhat hard and crystallized ...
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Does this dark line indicate water damage in drywall?

I purchased a home about eight months ago, where the seller had disclosed prior roof leakage. This leakage had occurred a few years before (around 2016). The home was a new build and the roof leak ...
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Get adhesive off if 12x12 peel & stick tiles? I used adhesive along with the peel & stick floor tiles. How do I get adhesive off the top of the tiles

Need to get adhesive off of 12x12 peel & stick tiles? I used adhesive along with the peel & stick floor tiles. How do I get adhesive off the top of the tiles? I have adhesive all over my new ...
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How to glue back a piece of wood (particle board) that fell from my kitchen cupboard?

As seen in the attached images, a piece of wood fell my from my kitchen cupboard, leaving behind a trace of something that looks like a red dried glue. (I don't have much experience with DIY and have ...
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Latex paint to magnet non-toxic adhesive

I'm looking for a non-toxic adhesive for a baby's room that would glue a relatively lightweight magnetic strip to painted wood. I'm fixing some blackout window blinds that use a magnet to attach a ...
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When do you use polyurethane vs. water based construction adhesive?

When do you prefer to use something like Loctite PL, vs Loctite Power Grab?
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What is the best adhesive to repair broken towel bracket?

The metal bracket that holds the towel bar rods in place fell and broke in two pieces (exactly where they are joined together). It was a clean break and just needs to be glued together. Any ...
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Exterior rated/grade adhesive to add final touches for my shade fabric applied to EMT rods?

all. I was wondering if anyone had a sound suggestion or experience with my particular query. My original thread was started here: Inexpensive ideas to extend the height of my fence cinderblock wall ...
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Better adhesive for LED light strips?

I just got new cabinets and am going to be installing LED light strips on the under-sides of the shelves for effect. My experience with these strips in the past is that the adhesive backing is not ...
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Using wood glue instead of fasteners for raised bed garden

I need to rebuild my rotten raised bed. This time, I want to use 4"x4"x8' lumber to make a bed in 16' long and 12" tall. But I'm thinking to use Titebond 3 Ultimate wood glue instead of ...
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Gluing Post Base To Concrete

I recently found out that one of the posts which support my roof is free to move around. The post bracket had rusted out and came out. Is there any way I can glue a post bracket to the concrete using ...
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Is my wood cabinet exposing asbestos?

My house was built in 1965. We are renters and The side of my wood kitchen cabinet had the top level veneer pulled off. Exposing what’s underneath and possible asbestos glue. We brush past this area ...
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How to reglue stickers that came off laptop?

Contrary to this question, the Intel sticker came off from my laptop and I want to reglue it. What is the best way or the best glue to stick it back on? I tried already with instant superglue, but ...
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How to drill into wood glue

I tried drilling wood glue because I want to fix the screw there but I couldn't do it. The drill was not drilling a hole in glue and the screw did not fix there. I just want to make a proper hole in ...
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What glue to hold wooden batten to ceiling for window blind

Today I attempted to put up a window blind, fixing it to the ceiling (there is no option to drill into the window frame) My metal/pipe detector has 'pinged' where I want to drill the holes into the ...
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How do I Unstick a Fixture Mounted to Bathroom Tile

Let's say, hypothetically, that I bought one of those lighted, fogless mirrors like this which stick to the tile in your shower and chose a really bad location to mount it. How do I get it off? I ...
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What kind of glue (adhesive) is likely to be suitable for a heat-lamp surround?

I have a combination heatlamp-light-fan, somewhat like the one shown here. The surround (i.e., the big white piece of plastic shown in the linked photograph) is cracked between its outer edge and one ...
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Asbestos in old furniture adhesive?

I just bought a nice 1920s table which has obviously been fixed up a bit throughout its life, and thought I’d check before touching it whether there is any likelihood that the adhesive you can see in ...
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How best to join 2 layers of sub floor?

I have had to raise the subfloor in multiple rooms of my house to bring everything up and level with my kitchen floor. The worst discrepancy is the 1" between the kitchen and den. To level off ...
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How should I attach this sheet flooring?

I'm finishing the bathroom in my basement and doing most of it myself. I'm learning along the way, which is both fun and challenging. My current step is figuring out how to attach this flooring to the ...
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Replacing Interlocking Ceiling Tiles From The "Wrong" Direction

A section of ceiling above my front door has been damaged due to a leaky roof, so I need to replace around half of the 7' x 9'-ish entry area. The existing tiles are stapled to furring. However, based ...
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How to put adhesive or What adhesive to put on top of tiles?

I have a rest room here, but the door and the room it self doesn't have enough elevation. So, every time we took a shower or even minor bathroom tasks, the water almost always leak like crazy. I know, ...
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What glue would you use to glue wood (polyurethane finished) to pvc shower walls for shelving?

The shower I have is made out of pvc/plastic. Soap holder is useless since I don’t use soap bars. Suction cup hooks inevitably fail. Totes that hang from the shower head are unsightly and isn’t secure....
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Vinyl Flooring: Wet glue underneath and pink and black stains on top

I had vinyl flooring professionally laid 2 years ago. Now it is covered in black stains and a faint pink discolouration. We have the same flooring in two different rooms - in the kitchen (which is ...
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How can I remove adhesive/glue from bricks?

My wife and I bought our home 2 years ago and we recently had water damage in our basement. After getting a sump pump and drain installed, we decided to redo the basement which includes a fireplace. ...
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How can I glue behind my tub surround without removing it?

Tub surround is from an old installation and has to be at least 14 years old. Which is as long as we have owned the house. While getting ready to re-caulk the tub we found that the tub surround is ...
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Best method to use carpet samples squares to create a Rug? [closed]

I have plenty of carpet samples and I wanted to make an area rug with them. I would like to make a rug out of them, maybe I can create a pattern with the carpet squares and then glue them to some ...
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How should a painted wall be prepared before being tiled?

I want to apply tiles to a kitchen/bathroom wall. The surface is clean and freshly painted. Should the surface be prepared before being tiled, or will the tiles adhere properly to the painted surface?
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Metal glue that cures in coldish weather?

We have Pella glass storm doors that have been nothing but trouble since we bought them several years ago. The handles connect to each other (through the metal door frame) via a bolt thats in the ...
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What glue & screw/bolt/nut to use to fix the bathtub drain overflow?

I was cleaning the bath tub and I had unscrew a cap from the side of bath tub (where the hole is located) below: The cap consists of 2 parts:Part A & B as below When I removed part B, there was ...

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