The different types of glues and their uses

Substances that allow you to assemble, repair or glue objects, the glues available on the market are legion. They are not all intended to repair the same objects and some are much more recommended than others for gluing certain things. Here are the different types of glues that you can find on the market.

Strong glues

Strong adhesives are adhesives designed to repair any  broken object. They are therefore able to meet all demands and are classified into two main categories: liquid strong adhesives and gel strong adhesives.

As for liquid strong glues, remember that these are products designed for smooth and non-porous surfaces. They are also ideal for repairing cracked wood as well as rubber objects.

As for strong glues in gel form, they are very effective on porous surfaces. They can even be used on vertical surfaces and act in a few seconds.

Furthermore, since these products are likely to cause burns, it is advisable to use strong glues with extreme caution. What is more, it is also recommended to test them before using them, as they are capable of damaging many materials.

Wood glues

Like strong-hold glues, wood glues are also very effective products. They can be used on several types of wood (plywood, treated wood, etc.) and have virtually no odor. However, it is important to note that some of them do not tolerate humidity. It is therefore advisable not to use them too much in rooms such as laundry rooms or bathrooms .

In addition, to use them in this type of rooms without any problem, choose wood glues designed to resist water or humidity. In addition, by choosing glues made to be used both outdoors and indoors, you will not only be able to repair any wooden object, but also save money.

Polyurethane glues

Polyurethane glues or PU glues are synthetic products that are highly valued for their water resistance . They are not only able to glue everything, but also to withstand all weather conditions. They also have a strong adhesion and do not contain solvents.

In addition, these glues, which harden after about thirty minutes, can also be used to correct mistakes. What’s more, they are also expansive, which allows you to better fill gaps. To make them even more effective, simply moisten the objects or surfaces to be glued before using them.

Instant glues

Also called cyanoacrylate glues, instant glues are glues that allow for very rapid drying. They do not flow on surfaces and their field of application is very broad. In other words, they are able to glue any object made of glass, metal, cardboard and plastic. The same goes for objects made of ceramic, nylon, PVC or polystyrene. Enough to save you money or avoid buying several types of glue for your DIY projects.

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