Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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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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Can I use construction adhesive on these fake rocks?

Our fireplace has fake rocks made of some kind of foam and mortar. We are installing a mantle, and want to use construction adhesive and bolts to anchor it. What are the “rocks” made of? Will the ...
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Gluing two halves of a door together

Needed a door that matches that the doors from 1940s in my house. So I bought a 30" door on Craigslist and cut it down to 23" by cutting out the middle of the door as you can see in the ...
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How to glue HDPE plastic to concrete blocks?

I am using PL 500 to glue concrete bricks to each other. I need to line the back of the brick wall with some high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic tarps for water-proofing. The PL 500 says it will ...
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What glue to stick polycarbonate and glass together?

I am searching for strong glue that Bonds polycarbonate to glass Is cold and hot weather resistant (approximately -50 to 50) Is transparent Optional: Would ideally bond glass if it was broken like ...
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Can I apply caulk over exterior wood filler?

I am re-caulking trim that is over T-111 siding over my window that faces the brunt force of winds and rain in the Pacific Northwest. There were leaks over the window that appeared to be coming in ...
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Can landscape adhesive be used for a masonry fire pit?

I'm building a fire pit...Just like in this video. At 1:40 he is using an adhesive (looks like versa-lok concrete adhesive). I didn't think it was needed, but I like the idea. I thought video would ...
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How do I stick a plastic clock hand to a metal spindle?

I'm trying to stick a very delicate plastic second hand, salvaged from a clock, to the metal spindle of a stepper motor. I have tried a couple of types of epoxy, pictured (and left for the entire cure ...
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Attaching plastic to glass

The people who repaired my wife’s car’s windshield didn’t do a good job, and the little plastic enclosure surrounding the mirror (containing a light and a sunglasses holder) has fallen off. I tried ...
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Glue for internal rubber seals on uPVC windows

I have some double glazed uPVC casement windows, the interior seal around the sash has come loose in some places. Unlike some other windows, these seals don't clip into the uPVC profile, but are ...
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How to remove adhesive from ceiling?

I just started to renovate my apartment in an old building. I removed the paint from the walls, but when i started to remove it from the ceiling I noticed it was fitted with polystyrene sheets. I ...
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Do I need to glue 2x4 supports for an apron sink?

I am replacing an undermount sink with an apron sink. I modified my cabinet and built a support for the apron sink, however I forgot to use glue on the 2X4's and just have them screwed together and to ...
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How to glue wood to smooth exterior concrete?

I am planning to put treated wood sleepers (2x4s) over a concrete patio and attach deck boards to the sleepers. This is an exterior area which gets plenty of sun but we're in a wet climate also. I ...
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How to remove 3M Scotch Super 77 from finished hardwood surface

I decided to upholster my wooden dining chairs. These chairs were 100% hardwood and finished in glossy polyurethane (i.e. had no padding) I just finished working on one chair and realized that I had ...
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Epoxy to bond smooth aluminium to chipboard?

Is there a glue / epoxy that's viscous enough to be absorbed by chipboard and can also bond metal? I have a project where I want to figure out how to secure a metal part to chipboard without using ...
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Proper glue for sticking foam on window glass? Strong enough, removable, and without gap

Winter is coming. I plan to stick soft polyethelene foam on window glass for thermal insulation. Last time I use Styrofoam glue, and it is a disaster. It is hard to remove it. It take hours with ...
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Should I remove padding on laminate flooring before gluing it to steps?

I have some laminate flooring that I'm installing on a few steps that lead into my sunk-floor family room. The flooring is intended for a floating installing, but I know that on steps I have to glue ...
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Type of glue for plastic/metal, not too fast, cannot press surfaces together

I need to glue a plastic thingy inside a metal tube. There is a notch for it to fit in, and it is slightly tricky. Therefore I do not want the glue to soldify too quickly. Also, I cannot press on the ...
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What submersible adhesive is watertight and durable?

I am creating an overflow pipe for a rain barrel. Will be creating my own 3D-printed "flange" connector. Half of it will be submerged. Its "flaps" need to be glued to the interior ...
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which glue to repair kids floaties?

I have some of these inflatable kids rubber rings, toys etc, I presume made of PVC, with little holes in them here and there, leaking air some rips are close to the seam so I cannot put on a sticky ...
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Can I use epoxy resin to fix a metal hook to a uPVC door, to stop it blowing in the wind?

I have a uPVC back door which often blows in the wind. I want to fix a hook and eye similar to this to the exterior surface so I can leave it open and clip it to the wall. Will epoxy resin such as ...
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Engineered flooring on slab

I am replacing engineered flooring that is glued to a concrete slab due to damage. I am replacing all of it, about 700 sq. ft. Is it necessary to remove all of the old adhesive before gluing down the ...
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How to remove stubborn adhesive residue from my windows?

This sounds ridiculous but I was Googling forever to no avail. We have been scrubbing like mad for four years with all purpose cleaner. I’m not sure what kind of product to use to clean or clean off ...
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Replacing engineered flooring on slab

How much of the old adhesive needs to be removed before reinstalling new engineered flooring?

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