Wood glue: The basics
Gluing is an important part of many wood-based projects. But determining the best wood glue for your particular task isn’t always easy. Here’s what you need to know to decide which wood glue will work best for your project.
Polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue is the most common type of wood glue. This type includes typical white and yellow glues, or what are commonly called “carpenter’s glue.” Iit can be used for many – but not all – projects.
Hide glue is made from animal products. It can come as a liquid or as granules, flakes, or sheets that need to be dissolved in water. It needs to be heated and applied with a brush, and it bonds as it cools.
Epoxy typically comes in two separate components: a hardener and a resin. The parts are mixed together to create a chemical bond that, when it hardens, is waterproof and fills gaps. Some epoxies are slow to cure, but they are some of the strongest wood glues available. If you are looking for an epoxy that’s easy to apply and works great with wood, try Loctite Epoxy Quick Set or one of Loctite’s many epoxies for every application.
Polyurethane glues are a type of moisture-activated glue that foams as it dries into a very resilient adhesive.
For most wood-based projects, Loctite PL Wood Lumber, Paneling & Trim Adhesive is a solid choice.
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