Adhesives and Glues

Type of
Use Toxic
Cleanup Notes
White Interior   Soap & water Use on paper, cloth or wood. Dries in several hours; moderately strong bond. Poor resistance to heat, water.
Yellow Interior   Soap & water Use on paper, cloth or wood. Dries faster than white glue and has a slightly stronger bond. Moderate resistance to heat, water.
Hot Interior     Bonds plastics, paper, wood, glass and other materials; sets within 60 seconds. Generally low bonding strength depending on the type of glue stick used. Good moisture resistance. Enough heat will soften bond to point of failure.
Liquid hide Interior Soap & water Used primarily for fine wood furniture and/or musical instruments. Dries slowly; resistant to solvents and wood finishes. Eye irritant.

WARNING: Eye irritant.
Polyurethane Interior or exterior Acetone or mineral spirits Bonds a variety of materials such as wood, metal and ceramics. Sets almost immediately with strong, waterproof bond.
Construction adhesive Interior or exterior   Mineral spirits Used for framing, flooring, plywood, paneling, sheetrock, masonry and roof sheathing. Dries completely in 24 hours with a very good bond.
Two part epoxy Interior or exterior May be possible with acetone Bonds wood, glass, metal, masonry, fiberglass, etc. Strongest bond of any readily available adhesive, with excellent resistance to moisture and heat. Drying time variable.

WARNING: Epoxy fumes are extremely toxic as well as flamable.
"Instant Glue"
Interior Use fingernail polish remover Bonds any material with a smooth, non-porous surface such as glass, plastics, ceramics or metal. Excellent bonding strength but minimal flexibility. Sets up in seconds with great resistance to moisture and heat.

WARNING: Fumes are toxic and flamable. Glue can bond skin instantly.