Adhesives, or glues, work in different ways and each is suited to specific surfaces. Use this guide to choose the best adhesive for any project.
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Construction adhesive is waterproof, so it's useful for mounting tile. Use a trowel to spread it evenly over the surface. Don't use too much adhesive, or the tiles will be uneven.
Polyurethane adhesive is used to bond metal, wood, glass and almost any other material. It's especially good for securing glass to wood, for example, when mounting a windowpane.
Carpenter's glue and wood glue are the best adhesives for attaching wood to wood, such as when repairing a piece of furniture.
Contact adhesive is good for laminate jobs. When using this type of adhesive, wear a respirator for protection from harmful fumes. Contact adhesive should be rolled onto both surfaces with a small paint roller to ensure an even layer. Allow the glue to become tacky before bringing the two surfaces together.
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