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Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Repair broken double-strength glass

What is the best way to glue a broken double-strength (⅛" thick) piece of glass? What sort of adhesive should I use? The piece I need to glue back is about 6×12" in size, and it came off the edge of ...
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Old Wall tile glue

I'm putting up a surround wall with the bath tub. I have removed the ceramic tiles only to reveal this yellow rock hard tile glue.. Now I'm wondering if I could glue the walls to this stuff ...
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Should (or even Can) I use epoxy to repair a previously PVA-glued load-bearing wood joint?

I'm repairing damage on a wooden sleigh bed; specifically, to one of the two side pieces that support the Frame Slats (a.k.a. "the slats"!). It is the thin "edge" that is joined to the inside and ...
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Adhesive tape: in the direction of expected stress or perpendicular to it?

I have used some pieces of double-sided adhesive tape to fix a doormat on laminate flooring. The expected stress for this mat is from and towards the door; most people scrub their shoes perpendicular ...
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Favorite adhesive for gluing foil faced poly-iso against concrete?

In the basement, gluing FOIL FACED Poly Iso to the foundation walls (Poured concrete). I was planning for XPS and was going to use proper foamboard adhesive. However, I am now going to be installing ...
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Preparing plywood for wallpaper applications

I have erected false walls using plywood on concrete wall for hiding aquarium piping and electrical wires. I am planning to finish the board using wallpaper. Can I simply glue up the wallpaper on ...
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Substance to help cold patch adhere better?

I moved into a house recently that has an unmaintained driveway. It looks like it hasn't been sealcoated in 20 years. I plan to use "cold patch" to fill one small pothole (4 inch diameter) and fill ...
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Ideas to install stand-alone light on ceiling without nails or screws

In the ceiling there is no light box and I can't insert nails or screws. I need to install a square LED light fixture, weighting 1.4 lbs, that is fed by the outlet. Maximum I can do is to damage the ...
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What to use as void filler behind between shower's studs & cement underlayment board?

I am in the middle of remodeling my bathtub/shower surround. For my tile underlayment I chose hardibacker, and the appropriate hardi screws. A youtube video series that I am using as my tutorial is ...
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How messy to get underlayment off of concrete floor?

Because of my cats, the carpet of my dining room is really in horrible shape. I live in a townhome. I replaced carpet on the second floor with bamboo flooring without too much mess since the ...
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Temporarily marking up a polished concrete floor [closed]

I live in a house with polished concrete radiant-heated floors. They're not polished to a shine, but they do feel very smooth. I' d like to apply a decorative pattern to the floors with some sort of ...
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How to glue PVC wall tiles to old mastic?

There is a small section of poured concrete wall in the stairwell of our basement that had vinyl tiles glued to it with tar-like black mastic in the 1960s (already tested, neither contain asbestos). ...
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Trimmed too deep on door side, can I save this edge?

On the long side of my door, I was trimming using a saw (I know, I now own a planer) and my angle was too deep. I realized it and stopped, so now I have a cut with the outside piece still attached at ...
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Pros/Cons of using Adhesive on Vinyl Plank Flooring?

I'm planning on building my own chair mat for my office chair. 3/4" particleboard will rest on top of carpet and on top of that will sit TrafficMASTER's vinyl plank flooring. TrafficMASTER's install ...
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Sticking thin counter top laminate on wall

I'm planning to stick thin high pressure laminate on painted concrete wall using contact cement. The sheets will cover the entire wall from floor to ceiling. The area total up to 9'×9'. Standard ...
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Do I need to remove the adhesive from peel & stick vinyl when putting hardwood with rosin paper?

I am removing peel and stick vinyl from plywood and will be putting nailed 3/4 in hardwood in its place. Do I need to get all of the adhesive up or is it ok to just put my rosin paper or other ...
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Silicone use to bond wood boards at high temperature? [closed]

I'm in a composites manufacturing class, and I'm looking to make a one-off carbon fiber mountain biking handlebar from prepreg. As I don't want to invest in the metal needed to make a proper mold, ...
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super glue / adhesive for plastic that is resilient to extreme temperature variation [closed]

My car’s side window broke off. The contact surfaces are both plastic. I managed to glue it back with “Loctite Super Glue Easy Squeeze Gel”. But the result is limited by season. If I glue it on in ...
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Should I remove old wood glue before reinstalling a board on a table, and how?

We have a coffee table we made with four 2x4 planks stained and glued to a tabletop. About a year later, one of the planks had loosed so I ripped it off and I was planning to reapply the wood glue ...
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How can I glue/ attach wood to foam insulation in my van?

I have a van which I've insulated with insulation foam (insulation glass fibre cotton mat, picture attached). I want to attach 1mm thickness wood panel strips (its very paper like). It's a cosmetic ...
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Is there a stronger glue for plastic than superglue?

I got myself a pair of edifier headphones that sound fantastic but break all the time. Its a piece of plastic in a high stress area, just around where the swivel hinge connects to the cupholders - why ...
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How to reattach brick to the top of a fireplace

I have a custom-made outdoor fireplace where the sides and top are lined with firebrick. One of the bricks on the "ceiling" has come out, and I'd like to just reattach it somehow. The ceiling if flat ...
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How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror? I don't want to damage the frame or mirror

How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror?The mirror is on our bathroom wall above the sink. I don't want to damage the frame or mirror. The cupholder is stuck on ...
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What is the best board to install behind a glue up tub surround?

I would think it would make sense to install a waterproof board like GoBoard or DensShield behind a fiberglass tub surround, but I can’t find an adhesive that specifically states that it is compatible ...
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What kind of glue should I use for insulation to wood?

I've got an unusual DIY underway. I'm making my own billiards table (pool table) cover. I started out cutting down two 4'x8' insulation sheets to set inside of the table's bunkers. I had to use two ...
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Reattach quarter-round molding under front door

The quarter-round molding under my front door came off recently when I opened the door. The molding was attached to the doorsill with two different kinds of adhesive. Apparently the rubber weather ...
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Attaching painted MDF to finished wood wall

I am working on a project where I have been given painted letters made of MDF wood that need to be mounted permanently on a wall that is covered with finished ( rough ) pallet wood. One of the ...
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Can I really use construction adhesive to attach hardwood stair treads and risers?

I've been considering removing the carpet from my stairs, and installing hardwood flooring instead. While preparing for this project, I started watching YouTube videos. A lot of the videos show ...
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Gluing metal and glass pieces of a lamp (Artemide Demetra)

I need to fix a Artemide Demetra Parete (Wall) lamp. When it was hit by accident, its arm swung against a cabinet standing next to it apparently hard enough for its cover disk to come off. As you can ...
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What is this glue layer on top of the slate stone flooring?

I ripped off the carpet which was installed on top of the slate stone flooring sometime back. I saw a layer of "glue-like" I assume it is for the carpet to glue down, which it did not even do its job ...
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What's the best method of making a [chalk] board sturdy?

I bought a chalk board and arrived today. It is a great surface, but on a 1/8 inch Masonite board. I need to attach this to a wall, but it is very flimsy and writing on it is terrible as it wobbles. I ...
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How do I remove vinyl glue off of tile flooring?

I had a flood in my bathroom and there were two layers of vinyl tile that i ripped up because of water getting underneath. Lo and behold I have a tile floor and the glue from the vinyl is very sticky ...
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How to fix a slate floor tile in my kitchen

I’m renting my house and one of the slate (it looks like slate rather than the white ceramic type stuff) tiles from the floor has come loose, intact, just come loose. Rather than go through a ...
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Can you drill through Titebond 3 wood glue without breaking its seal?

I have a wooden table that I bought broken and have attempted to fix. I have used Titebond 3 to glue the broken foot back onto the leg. What concerns me is that Titebond 3 states on the bottle that ...
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Expoxy Araldite and smell

2 weeks ago I used some 5 min araldite epoxy on one of my projects that consists on pine and tolex / leatherette near one of the joints. I've gone to bring it inside and in my small office there is ...
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What type of filler to replace a gasket but not permanently? [closed]

I have a connection that has a custom-shaped hard plastic gasket with strong adhesive to hold the two sides together. The gasket is meant to fill the gap between the two pieces and the adhesive bonds ...
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Will wood glue hold two pieces of wood with a polyurethane finish?

I have a piece of stained red oak plywood that is 1/4" thick and ~ 1 square foot in area. I will be gluing it to a 1" x 2" red oak board. Both the plywood and board have been stained and finished ...
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Is there a rubber type glue that sets in under 5 minutes?

I'm looking for a very strong glue, similar to sikaflex 227 Sika Sikaflex 227 Polyurethane Sealant Black is a one component, moisture curing, elastic adhesive/sealant that is used for ...
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Securing two sections of 'floating' molding together and to wall

There is no wall stud behind the ends of these two sections of molding. (Otherwise, of course, I would use nails.) The surface behind them is painted gypsum wall board. The molding on the right is ...
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Must remove old adhesive before installing new peel and stick vinyl?

Advice needed! There are three layers of flooring currently in our kitchen : 1) original linoleum 2) 20 year old vinyl tile (something like peel and stick) 3) 15 year old vinyl peel and stick ...
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How strong can i expect wood glue to hold

Let me start off by saying I have some basic knowledge of tools (basic home repairs and patch jobs), but no experience with "actual" woodworking projects. For my first project I wanted to try and ...
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Gorilla glue removal

In our RV trailer has wallboard wallpaper. I have splotches of and dried drips of gorilla glue. What can I do to remove with out ruining wallpaper ?
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What type of Glue for greenhouse liner?

My grandmother's little greenhouse plastic sheet that was sewn with velcro needs replaced. Unfortunately the sewing machine for it is broke. I really need help finding an adhesive that can withstand ...
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File mm groove onto glass? [closed]

How can I go about filing a groove onto glass? I want to adhere something slightly heavy onto glass. Since glass isn't the best in terms of gluing surface, I figured with a groove I can use gravity ...
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Mounting Acoustic Foam in a rented flat

I'm looking for a reversible way to mount my acoustic foam on the wall. My current plan: using Sanitary Silicone from a cartridge. This is in the hope that it would both stick easily and is ...
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Wood filler or glue for small fracture after nailing?

I stupidly neglected to pre-drill a hole before nailing into a thin bit of wood, causing a small (hairline, inch each way) split. I believe it needs only a cosmetic repair - and it would be hard to ...
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How can I repair a cracked water tank?

I have a rowing machine (a WaterRower) with a water tank (picture). The tank has a few cracks on the top. I'm thinking of gluing a piece of plexiglass on it as a patch but was wondering if anyone ...
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Do I still need to fasten quarter inch drywall or can I just use adhesive?

Are modern construction adhesives sufficient to adhere 1/4" drywall over solid plaster walls? Do I have to screw it as well?
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Trouble gluing cap on hot water faucet

We have a kitchen sink hot water faucet that has a cap with "Hot" on it to go on the faucet. We've tried several types of glue for it, but after a few days of usage, the heat the faucet absorbs from ...
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What adhesive should I use to glue rigid polystyrene insulation to itself and to wood?

I have a partial sheet of Polystyrene insulation that I plan to cut into a shape to insulate a square hole, without permanently filling the hole. (The structure will be removable for intermittent ...