If you’re planning a major construction project or even a small DIY project, it is a good idea to become familiar with the different types of glues that are on the market. The glue industry is forever improving with each new product having new properties that allow the glue to bond that little bit better. With the right glue choice, you will find you can work easier, faster, and see a better result at the end.
With this in mind, let’s take a deep dive into facts about glue that will be helpful to you.
The Different Types of Glue
Several different types of glues can help you with a construction project. With the right knowledge, you will be able to choose the right glue for your requirements.
- Epoxy Resign – This glue is mixed together and once set is extremely strong. It is one of the strongest solvent glues on the market and is used for heavy-duty work.
- Spray Adhesive – This glue is perfect if you want to hold two materials in place while working on them. Mechanics and carpenters love it for that very reason. As a bonus, it dries clear and works on porous and non-porous substrates.
- Construction Adhesive – This glue comes in a variety of products suitable for various tasks. These glues are extremely strong and are designed to hold materials together that have to perform. Some of the properties include water resistance, cold weather gunnable, gap-filling capabilities, and can be applied in all weather conditions.
- Sealants – Sealants are used to fill gaps between frames and walls and to fill cracks. Like construction adhesives, there is one suited to different types of jobs and can be used for inside and outside construction projects.
- Super glues – Ideal for minor repairs from a cracked cup to fixing a saucepan handle it is a good idea to have a tube in the home and indeed in the car. Super glue can fix a mirror or a cracked taillight until you can get to a garage.
Today’s glues work on a variety of materials and in all conditions. Here is an overview:
- Wood – As they are odourless, the adhesive can be used inside the home as well outside of it. Perhaps best of all, no matter if your wood is frozen, treated, or wet the glue will effectively bond it with no issues.
- Metal – Typically, metal glues are a variant of epoxy resign. This bonds the materials very quickly and never shrinks. It also ensures that the material can be drilled without cracking. When something metal breaks, we tend to throw it away. See if you can repair it instead using one of these glues.
- Plastic – Super glue is normally the adhesive of choice for sticking plastic back together. The variety of applications seems to be limitless, especially as the glue dries transparent. So if your child’s toy needs repairing, a figurine needs restoring, or your trust camera develops a crack, don’t panic. There is super glue.
There is a glue suited to your requirements and project. Good and careful application will see better results.