How to Pick the Right Glue for Your DIY Project

Whether you’re assembling new furniture, building a home bar or repairing china, the right Gorilla Glue product will prove you’ve got it together. Here’s how to select from the many types of glue for a bond that’s tough enough for a Gorilla.

First, know your materials. Some glues work best for smooth surfaces like plastic or metal, while others can handle textured or porous items such as stucco, fabric or foam. Some are designed to bond most strongly with particular substances.

For quick fixes around the home, like a broken vase or an old dining chair with a finicky arm, Gorilla Glue or Gorilla Super Glue will do the trick. Gorilla Glue, with incredible holding power, is waterproof and heat resistant. Gorilla Super Glue is reinforced (to help prevent repeat breaks) and bonds in just seconds.


For furniture and other wood applications, Gorilla Wood Glue is your go-to. A sturdy workhorse, Gorilla Wood Glue requires only 20-30 minutes of clamp time and is fully cured in 24 hours. And talk about easy cleanup — this glue is water-based, which means a damp cloth may be all you need.

Your project is the next thing to consider. A bathroom job calls for Gorilla 100% Silicone Sealant. It’s water-ready in just 30 minutes. Mold and mildew resistance keeps it looking good over time. Better still, it doesn’t yellow, shrink or crack.

Take a big Gorilla step beyond duct tape with Gorilla Tape. With double-thick adhesive and an extra-rugged backing, Gorilla Tape will bond to rough or uneven surfaces, even stone and stucco. It stands up to moisture, UV and extreme temperatures. Yet you can still tear it by hand — because Gorilla believes in convenience.

Need a gap-filling, weatherproof glue for an outdoor application or a challenging indoor project involving drywall or tile? Gorilla Construction Adhesive bonds virtually any material, even rough surfaces. And its 30-second grab makes those challenging connections quick and easy.

Feeling crafty? Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks can be used at high temperature for wood, glass, metal, etc. or at low temperature for more delicate applications, including fabric, foam and jewelry. The 45-second extended working time makes it easy to position your items perfectly to get just the look you want.

In need of a fresh idea? hosts projects and how-to instructions for dozens of fun and practical DIY activities, plus “Tough Stories” of challenging problems — with achievable solutions made easier thanks to the Gorilla Glue family. Rich with examples and guides, Gorilla’s website helps make your home enhancements straightforward and fun.

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