Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Is it practical to glue stuff to tiles with hot glue?

I need to hang several small things in the shower (like a soap holder). The shower cabin has tiles. To do this, I am thinking to use a hot glue gun. I've seen it used before to glue small plastic ...
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How do I remove the gluey residue left by gaffer tape on glass

Rather stupidly I taped up round the edge of some windows (eight windows both inside and out) before painting the woodwork (I'm not accurate enough to do it without taping) using gaffer tape rather ...
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What is wood glue open time?

I am a total noob at woodworking. But I wanted to glue two pieces of pine wood together. After some research I realized that titebond (I,II, or III) might be what I want. I see here that the glues ...
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Glue to Secure Dishwasher to Granite

Recently my dishwasher (DW) required service which meant pulling it out from under the granite counter top. The DW was secured to the counter top with two metal tabs which were glued to the counter ...
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What is the best adhesive for making styrofoam sandwich panels?

I wanted to make some panels in which styrofoam sheets are sandwiched in between 2 steel sheets. What kind of adhesives are best for this job. I also want the fastest curing time for adhesive because ...
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Is there anything I can use to remove gorilla glue from hardwood?

I have a very thin layer and some thicker blotchy spots on some steps and was curious how or what I could use to remove it?
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Trouble removing vinyl tile and underlayment from wood flooring

I'm in the middle of remodeling my half bathroom and have run into a sticky situation with the existing flooring. My goal is to remove it and refinish the flooring beneath, much like has been done for ...
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Best Removable Glue for Gluing Metal Towel Bar to Stone

I rent an apartment where half of the walls of my bathroom are made out of a beautifully finished granite. This looks nice, but when it comes to hanging my chrome-plated towel bar, there have been ...
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Metal to wall adhesive

I need to glue a metal corner bead to a plaster corner. Normally, I would nail the bead but it's masonry so nails won't go in. Should I use Liquid Nails or more like something like contact cement?
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Gluing small pieces of drywall

What is a good kind of glue to glue small pieces of drywall that are too big for mud patches but small enough that driving a screw through would crumble the drywall piece?
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Can I shim the top of an 6x6 post that is supporting a beam?

I'll admit it - I cut a 6x6 fir post 7/8" too short. I don't relish buying a new one because of cost, it being the weekend, and the attachment to the base pier is with a knife-style simpson connection ...
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Fill voids in a butcher block

I was commissioned to create a butcher block table and cutting board from poplar, walnut, cherry and ash. Despite best efforts, both pieces have some voids which the Titebond III didn't fill. I am ...
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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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non-permanent construction adhesive?

I'm building a small floating wall about 3.5' wide. almost 8' tall. It will be 'floating' 8" away from the ceiling, floor, and perpendicular wall via 1/4" steel pipe connected to floor flanges. It ...
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How can I remove residue left from peel and stick tiles?

I have old peel and stick vinyl tiles coming up off my vinyl flooring. I want to keep the floor underneath. What gets rid of glue residue but is safe to use in house?
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Is glue needed to hang a cabinet with a french cleat?

I have an overjohn that comes with a french cleat. Someone told me that all I needed to do was secure the french cleat to the wall and just hang the overjohn on it, no glue or anything else. Is this ...
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Can I use caulking to install a marble threshold?

I have a black marble threshold that I'd like to install in my bathroom doorway. Is it OK to use caulk to adhere it to the floor, or perhaps liquid nails? Or is this not recommended? If not what is ...
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How can I join boards for table legs?

I'm working on building a table, and I'm trying to find some lumber to use for the legs. I've found some 3" x 3" x 3' lumber nearby, which is more or less exactly what I need, however it's relatively ...
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How do I re-attach my kitchen cabinet's laminate?

Steam from my electric kettle has caused the veneer of one of my kitchen cabinets to separate from the doors and I need to stick it back on. What is the best method to use? Should I peel the veneer ...
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What to use so concrete doesn't stick to plastic bucket?

I'll be using regular plastic buckets to make some concrete planters, something like this. My goal is to reuse the buckets. The problem is that she sprayed each bucket (generously) with canola oil ...
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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 ...
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Can I use construction adhesive for backsplash tiles

I have s plaster wall with these plastic backspashes from the 70s that are adhered to the wall in such a way that I can’t easily pry them off without pulling the plaster off or really making a mess of ...
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Which adhesive sealant for bathroom fixture escutcheons?

I'm installing some shower fixtures and the escutcheons need to be sealed and adhered properly but I'm not sure how to do this the right way. Here is a photo of all 4 fixtures/escutcheons. I'll refer ...
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Mount metal letters to a wall so that they are removable

I have to mount some metal letters to a concrete wall. Until now the plan was to ad pins to the letters and glue them into the wall. This would have required making some holes in the wall. Now the ...
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Re-glue plastic edge banding on a desk

I have an office desk with a semi-circular section (to sit at) where the edge banding has come away from the wood. The edge banding is fairly thick (1-1.5mm) and rigid, so it takes a fair bit of ...
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How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?

So we had a bathroom tap that looks pretty much like this: the red lines I drew are where the tap has a kind of screw joint that separates the head from the side hot/cold taps. The problem is the ...
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Low temperature construction adhesive?

My laziness has come home to roost. I did some work over the summer that required me to rip out some old beadboard planking, which unfortunately destroyed most of the beadboard. After looking at the ...
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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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How can I temporarily adhere plastic conduit to a brick wall?

I am putting up an IP camera on my front porch, using Wifi for data and an extension cord to a nearby outdoor power outlet. I have put the power cord into a cheap round 3/4" plastic conduit. The ...
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Upstairs wooden floor, covered in glue after removing tiles. Advice?

For some reason, my mother-in-law had awful wood effect floor tiles nailed and glued onto the floor boards in her bedroom (she has passed away and we have inherrited the house). 3/4 of the room is ...
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Is this vinyl tile? Should I have it tested for asbestos?

What kind of tile is this? I think it is vinyl tile but it doesn't look like the pictures I am finding online. Maybe it is plastic tile? The house is from the 1950s but the bathroom was installed ...
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Is 'bonding agent' the same as 'admixture adhesive'?

I see many tutorials regarding stucco and concrete talking about bonding agent that is applied like a primer, but there is no such thing in Brazil (I guess). What we do have is something describe as "...
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What is the right adhesive to use with PVC interior paneling and trim?

We purchased interior PVC paneling and baseboard for a project. We are unsure as to which adhesive is best to bond it to both a mortar and sheetrock surface. We received conflicting answers to our ...
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How to remove dried hot glue from a closed door?

Ok so in my room someone used hot glue to close off a small passage way to the attic above. I have searched all over the internet for ways to remove the glue, but none of them seem to work. So ...
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How can I lift glued carpet without destroying it?

I'm in the UK (in case that helps). I've just bought a late 1800s terrace house that has had a great renovation. The problem I've come across is that the carpet seems to be glued to the floorboards. ...
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What is the best adhesive to use for attaching nylon webbing to acrylic? [closed]

I'm working on a costume for comic con - and I know that's not your typical home improvement project, but out of all the SE sites, this seemed the most appropriate place to ask. The costume consists ...
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Is it OK to liquid nail drywall in a hard-to-reach corner?

I need to drywall around an 8" air spiral pipe coming out of a wall at a 45 deg angle and there is very little room on the side between it and the wall the pipe runs parallel to. So it is very very ...
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Is there a glue which holds to glazed porcelain tiles?

My shower does not have a cabin, only a curtain. Said curtain tends to wave around while I am in the shower, clinging to my legs and letting water flow outside. My best idea for a low-cost solution ...
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What kind of glue can I use to attach a laminated poster to a wood frame?

I have a 50" x 36" laminated poster that has a propensity to curl. One copy of it curled so much that it bent the foamcore on which it was mounted. I decided to mount a different copy of it on a wood ...
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How should I pretreat painted plasterboard before gluing fiber cement sheet over it

I'm going to glue (and nail) cement tile underlay sheet to a painted plasterboard wall. The paint seems to have decent adherence, should I do anything before gluing?
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Granite stained by Liquid Nails

Obligatory apology: I am only an ambitious DIY'er and feel I can learn to do almost anything on my own, but that only works if I ask the right questions. Apparently I missed one. So yes, I am a doof. ...
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removing glue from felt pads on chair legs

I am trying to remove old glue from chair felt pads. I have tried GooGone, sanding and paint thinner. Does anyone have a remedy for this problem?
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How to remove latex-based tile adhesive

A friend bought a house that has tiles mounted over original tiles and she wants to remove the new tiles to restore/reveal the original ones. The over-layed tiles can be pried off easily enough with ...
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How can I repair the rust penetration in my air compressor?

I have a compressor that I use for pumping my bike, and now a hole came out of nowhere in the tank. See picture. And some orange powder also came out of it. Question Does there exist glue or similar ...
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What kind of glue for shower drain?

I have a shower drain cover which is loose. I don't have any leaks, but the plastic grate that covers the drain hole is loose and slides around. What kind of glue should I use to keep this plastic ...
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Does “No more nails” grip strongly enough to hold soffit vents in place while it is setting?

I need to fix some soffit vents to a UPVC soffit, due do the fitness of the UPVC soffit the vents tend to fall out. Will “No more nails” grip strongly enough to keep them in place until it sets?
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Best way to install fixed bathroom shelves

My contractor had installed 4 bathroom shelves but three of them have fallen down. These I guess require glue. Is that the problem? Is there another way to install them so like with screws so it will ...
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Is adhesive to sister a pressure treated deck joist necessary, and if so what kind?

My deck has a cantilever of about 4 feet from the girder to where the stairs attach, and the stairs tend to have a bit of a spring in them when you walk up. I want to solidify it a bit by sistering ...
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How do I join pieces of wood tiles, 12“ by 12” pieces, to make a larger slab?

I have a project to work on that requires me using larger pieces of planks than what I currently have. I have square planks all over the porch that would suffice if only I had a good way of fitting ...
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Can I glue a second layer of drywall?

I want to attach a second layer of drywall to old, partly damaged and crumbling drywall, with construction adhesive. I cannot use screws only because my patch's edges do not fall on studs (the patch ...