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Glue Guide Chart – What Is The Best Adhesive To Glue This To That?

Figuring out what type of glue to use to adhere one material to another is important. Since there are endless combinations of things that could be adhered together, there needs to be some sort of guide. For example, we needed to glue a piece of wood to metal that was going to hold over 100 pounds.

We needed to find out the absolute best type of glue or adhesive to use to hold these 2 different materials together. We ended up finding a guide for gluing just about any type of material together. It’s called This To That and it will show you the most recommended type of glue to adhere things together. Below we have common materials and what type of glue or adhesive to use to hold them together.

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Glue Guide For All Types Of Materials – What Type Of Glue To Use On…

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Do you have any great tips for gluing things together? If so please help out the visitors of this page and leave a comment below.

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47 thoughts on “Glue Guide Chart – What Is The Best Adhesive To Glue This To That?”

  1. Kiran,
    To bond two UPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) rings together, you should use a specialized adhesive made for bonding PVC or UPVC materials. These adhesives are designed to provide high-strength bonds and are generally solvent-based or reactive-curing.
    These 3 all would work:
    PVC Solvent Cement
    Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
    Two-Part Epoxy


  2. Kiran Purushottam pathak

    What glue should you use to stick upvc ring (1″) to another ring of the same size.

  3. Could you recommend the best adhesive to attach decorative molds made from air dry paper clay to ceramic tile that has a matte finish? Would you also know the proper type of medium to use to apply raised stenciling on ceramic tile with a matte finish? Thank in advance for any advice you can offer!

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    Elizabeth Sullivan,
    Yes by all means you have approval and please mention our website with a link.

  5. Elizabeth Sullivan

    I’m working on a book about container gardening. May I mention your site as a source when making planters?

  6. What about gluing rocks to various materials such as canvas, wood, plastic, metal, felt, cotton, etc?

  7. Dileep Khandekar

    What type of glues are used in fitting the process analytical sensor (PH sensor etc) tips and what is solution for withstanding this gluing for long period at higher PH or at lower PH.

  8. Is there any adhesive to glue modeling clay to wood doweling? My friend is doing a project for school and is making a working, free-standing hip joint, but she is finding it’s too heavy to attach to the base, as the modeling clay keeps slipping down the doweling. I also wonder if the modeling clay keeps slipping down the doweling, does this mean once it’s glued to the doweling it will simply snap the doweling due to the weight?

  9. What glue can I use to glue rubber to PVC clear flexible tubing,or clear fixable silicone tubing?
    Is there a glue that you can use to glue silicone to silicone.
    I want to glue a silicone funnel to a clear silicone flexible tube

  10. A hot glue gun – I made some cat scratching posts with PVC pipe, sisal rope and hot glue. Worked a treat.

  11. I want to glue manila rope to plastic trash can lid for an outdoor bird bath. It will be touching water Any tips will be appreciated.

  12. What is the best glue for fixing sisal rope to PVC pipe? I have to wrap 2, 8′ PVC pipes (3″) to make cat scratching/climbing posts. I would normally use Oateys primer and cement on PVC, but I am worried about the fumes staying in the rope and being toxic for the cats.
    Hot glue seems like the best alternative, but, given the amount that I have to wrap, would the glue gun stay hot? How far in advance could I apply glue (1minute/5 minutes….)

    Many thanks for your expert advice!

  13. DIY Project Help Tips

    Try hot glue guns or use other types of glues depending on the exact application. It will all depend on if the rope or cotton pipping is with or without backing like cardboard or another type of backing. You could also try caulk if you are mounting the rope.

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    Ron Margiotta,
    Try one of the Gorilla Brand Wood Glues. There are a few different types and some dry faster than others.

  15. ron margiotta

    I need a Very fast drying glue for sisal rope to wood. Something to dry like a Super glue.
    Thanks for your advice.

  16. DIY Project Help Tips

    Yes certain super glues can glue your broken pottery back together. We use LOCTITE SUPER GLUE Professional Liquid on our broken pottery. This method is not 100% waterproof if you are going to use the pottery for plants and fill it with soil and water.
    As long as you have all the pieces of the pottery and you align them perfectly when putting it back together, the Loctite can work.
    If you do not have all the little pieces of the broken pottery and you will be putting water in the pot, use a waterproof heavy duty silicone so the pottery will not leak water.

  17. What about gluing pottery to pottery? I have a beautiful pot that split perfectly in half. It is brand new (almost) and such a beautiful plant pot, I hate to throw it out. Would just plain ‘ol super glue work?

  18. DIY Project Help Tips

    Jan Hanenburg,
    Try using Loctite Universal T.A.C…
    It is suitable for use on: Mirrors, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Brick, Glass, Concrete, PVC, Marble, Domestic and Exotic Wood, and dries clear.

  19. Jan Hanenburg

    What product would you recommend for vinyl to glass? I prefer a clear drying product.

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    Trinah Marshall,
    There is a product called E6000 that works great for glass to glass. It is clear and is one of the best products for holding glass to glass for any type of projects.

  21. DIY Project Help Tips

    PC-7 is an industrial strength epoxy. You can use it to attach ceramic to metal.. etc.

  22. DIY Project Help Tips

    How to glue rope to rubber? The best would probably be using a silicone adhesive that is made for high heat temperatures. May we ask what is your purpose of gluing the rope to a rubber tire?

  23. Adhesive Assistant

    If you are still looking for a glass to glass silicone that is designed for marine applications, Techsil IS808 is a great solution.
    It was originally made for aquarium sealing, but is suitable for use on a wide range of substrates and different applications.

  24. DIY Project Help Tips

    A clear silicone would work for glass if it is a clear glass and you do not want anything to show through.

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