What Glue to Use?

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The right glue for the project at hand makes a difference, so here are some of the ones you’ll need around your house. Yellow and white glues are much like the one you used in school. They’re mainly used for woodworking and are available for interior use, as well as in moisture resistant and waterproof versions.

Epoxy glues provide an extremely durable, waterproof bond for many materials including wood, metal, glass, stone, and certain plastics. It comes in two parts, which produce a chemical reaction when mixed together, so it’s great for filling up gaps.

Contact cement is used mainly to glue plastic laminates and veneers. You roll or brush the adhesive on both surfaces, and allow it to dry before carefully bringing the two pieces together. The cement bonds on contact so you have to get it right the first time.

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