Adhesives

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How to Remove Super Glue from Plastic

Once super glue is on something, you may think nothing is going to get it off.

Applying glue to a piece of wood.
An Adhesive for Every Purpose: Choose the Right One the First Time

Before you glue or stick anything together, make sure you're using the right adhesive.

Someone applying a small trail of wood glue to a plank.
7 Tips for Making Wood Glue Dry Faster

See how you can shorten your wood glue dry time so you can move on with your project.

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4 Safety Tips to Consider when Working with Hot Melt Glue

Using hot melt glue is quick and simple, but it can be dangerous if not handled with caution.

Two tubes are required to properly mix epoxy adhesive.
How to Dissolve Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin must be dissolved to be properly washed away.

A small tube of super glue with the cap left off.
How to Remove Super Glue From Metal

Accidental spills with super glue are a pain to clean.

Glue oozing from a tube onto a wood surface.
Using Wood Glue With Metal and Wood

Using wood glue can ensure a truly seamless bond.

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4 Tips for Removing Super Glue from Wood

Lift super glue spills and stains without harming your wood surfaces with harsh chemicals.

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7 Safety Tips for Using Super Glue

We have all heard stories about accidents caused due to the misuse of super glue.

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When to Use Wood Glue

Wood glue is a strong adhesive sealant used to hold pieces of wood tightly together.

A bottle of super glue with the cap off.
4 Tips for Speeding Up Super Glue Drying Time

Sometimes you need to shorten the dry time for your super glue.

Super glue with a precision tip, open and ready to apply.
8 Tips for Using Super Glue

Super glue is a useful tool for anything in need of a good, quick repair.

Glue being used to attach two pieces of wood together.
How to Remove Dried Wood Glue

A little too much glue can get all over.

A pink hot glue gun being used to glue small seashells.
5 Methods for Cleaning Up Hot Glue

Hot glue is handy for crafts, but messy even if you’re careful.

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5 Best Uses for an Epoxy Adhesive

An epoxy adhesive is a copolymer formed by mixing together a resin and a hardener.

Silicone glue is applied on home flooring.
4 Common Uses for Silicone Glue

Learn about one of the most versatile adhesives on the market.

gel adhesives being applied to a green surface
8 Ways to Remove Epoxy Adhesive

Epoxy adhesives don't have to make you feel stuck. Learn the best ways for removing them.

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12 Best Uses for Spray Adhesives

Home improvement, school report, or wedding gift, spray adhesive is a useful tool.

Adhesive dripping from an open tube
8 Polyurethane Glue Safety Tips

Polyurethane glue works well; maybe too well.

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How to Remove Super Glue From Glass

While super glue can be a blessing, it can also be a curse.

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How to Use a Hot Glue Gun

Hot glue guns are useful for a wide variety of tasks.

Silicone glue being spread of a piece of wood trim.
How to Properly Use Silicone Glue on Wood

Poor application can destroy even the strongest glue, so don't let your projects suffer.

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5 Common Problems to Avoid when Working with Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin is a chemical that exists in 2 parts. When combined the effect is a strong adhesive.

Mixing epoxy resin using two metal buckets.
Three Ways to Thin Epoxy Resin

Find out how to get the consistency you need for your next epoxy resin project.

Vintage-style, checkered tile floor in a bathroom, beneath a claw foot tub.
How to Apply Epoxy Coating Over a Tile Floor

Don't worry that every little thing will damage or scratch your tile. Protect it with epoxy!

mixing epoxy ingredients from two tubes.
4 Tips for Cleaning Epoxy Resin

Simple soap and water are the best tools to clean your dirty epoxy resin.

adhesive glue from a container on a green surface
15 Adhesive Glue Types and How to Use Them

Pick the best match for your materials.

silicone adhesive
4 Tips for Quickly Drying Silicone Adhesives

If your schedule isn't as flexible as your silicone adhesive, here are some ways to rush the curing process.

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Epoxy FAQs

Q: How Much Material Do I Need to Purchase? One gallon of epoxy will cover 12.8 square feet at

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4 Tips for Removing Heavy Duty Construction Adhesives

Construction adhesives are sticky so removal is challenging.

Cyanoacrylate glue on a black background.
How to Use Cyanoacrylate as a Filler

Cyanoacrylate glue is a great filler.

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5 Tips for Removing Spray Adhesives

Spray glue gets everywhere. Here's how to get it off.

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How to Apply a Polyimide Adhesive

Polyimide-based adhesives belong to the synthetic organic chains. These adhesives are generally available as liquids or films and are very expensive. It is also difficult to handle them. However, these are superior in comparison to most other adhesives as they retain the bonding strength for long time

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5 Advantages to Using a Polyimide Adhesive

Polyimide adhesive is used in a wide range of applications in the industrial sector. This adhesive contains chemical substances that make it resistant to many types of elements. As result, you will find this adhesive being used in cars, microwave ovens and building construction. The adhesive can also

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5 Problems Found when Applying Polyimide Adhesives

Polyimide-based adhesives have been commonly used for many applications. They are generally available in liquid forms. These are very expensive as well as difficult to handle. They can retain the bonding strength for a long time at high temperatures. These are generally applied mechanically or by dispensing

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How to Paint Over Pressure Sensitive Tape

A pressure sensitive tape is also known as adhesive tape or sticky tape. The tape is widely used in households for various purposes, on materials such as plastic, metal, fabrics or paper. You Will Need: Paint (water based) Small brush with natural fibers Double sided paper tape Step

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How to Remove a Rubber Adhesive

Rubber adhesive can be made out of different materials, of which polyurethane, styrene, silicone and neoprene are common examples. Efficient in bonding surfaces, these adhesives can be quite stubborn to remove from surfaces where they are unwanted. Here are several solutions you can use to remove them

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How to Remove Gummed Tape

If you have gummed tape sticking to wood, metal or glass, it can be annoying and can be messy to remove. Yet, there are a few ways to remove it with a bit less trouble. Items You Will Need: Rags Razor blade or utility knife Mineral spirits Ice cube Nail polish remover Consider the Surface The type

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4 Reasons Not to Use Cyanoacrylate Glue

Cyanoacrylate glue, also known as super glue is a very fast acting adhesive. Its uses are very widespread, from gluing model airplanes to repairing plastic or ceramic pieces, even experimental surgery sutures. There are a few reasons though, why you shouldn’t use cyanoacrylate glue. 1. Poor Adhesive

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4 Tips When Using Cyanoacrylate Glue

High-performance woodworking glues, like cyanoacrylate glue, are used in industrial applications and need careful handling. 1. Ensure Safety Cyanoacrylate glue has a strong, instant gluing action. Thus, always wear gloves when handling cyanoacrylate glue to ensure that your skin is protected. 2. Control

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How to Apply Threadlocker on Older Hardware

Threadlocker works best on new hardware for several reasons. While you can apply threadlocker to older hardware, spend the extra money and get new hardware if the bolt or screw is on a vehicle or machine where failure of the bolt could cause an accident. Threadlocker works as well on older hardware as

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16 Reasons to Use Threadlocker on Hardware

Threadlocker is a fluid or liquid formula for securing screws and bolts, keeping them from vibrating loose during a variety of situations. Reasons to Use Threadlocker Stops bolts and screws from becoming loose in vibrating machinery, engines or vehicles. Stops bolts and screws from dropping down into

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How to Remove Threadlocker

There are two kinds of threadlocker, permanent and removable. Although permanent threadlocker may be more difficult to remove, in many applications it can be removed with minimal harm to the screw or bolt. Tools and Materials Needed Heat Source (soldering iron or industrial blow dryer capable of 300+