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The Best Adhesives in 2017



What kind of adhesive should you use on your construction project? There are a lot out there to choose from, so how do you know which is ideal for your particular task? Well, we’ve narrowed down your options with a few suggestions from painting pros across the country whose opinions we stand behind. Read on to learn more.

Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue is “absorbent and of the major glues, it probably has the most holding potential – around 4000 PSI,” according to Alan Finney of Talat Design. However, he recommends Gorilla Glue if your substrate is something besides wood. Keep in mind, acetone is required to clean up Gorilla Glue while wood glues only need water after they are set. Loctite PL 400 Subfloor All Weather, a construction adhesive, has amazing bonding capabilities while also working in extreme temperatures. This formula complies with federal and state VOC regulations.

Robert Robillard, the owner of A Concord Carpenter, likes West System’s 105 Epoxy Resin for exterior repairs because once it is cured the epoxy can be sanded and then shaped. It also mixes with hardeners by West System for different applications and is meant to bond with fiberglass and wood fiber. It lasts longer than both wood fillers and putties.

As the owner of A & S Painting, Bill Harrison knows how important it is to use painter’s caulk. He prefers DAP’s ALEX Painter’s Acrylic Latex Caulk, but also uses ALEX PLUS All-Purpose Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone to provide a smooth look when using multiple colors on an interior or exterior project. These products dry in just twenty minutes. How awesome is that?

Real estate agent Robert Hahn swears by Liquid Nails Fuze It because it is so easy to squeeze out of the tube, speeding up the time it takes to finish, and has lasting adhesion power. He claims “Any product that makes my job and life easier, I’m all about it…[because] as they say, time is money.”

Adhesives are of utter importance to long-time construction aficionado Dan Doroshuk of 3-D Construction. He is a fan of Titebond PROvantage PRO Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive, which is intended for use with multiple materials, like metals and plastics, since it is waterproof, has superior strength, and outstanding durability. “We use it for everything,” he says. It also doesn’t ooze like some other more expensive brands.

Regardless of whether you are tackling a Houston exterior painting project or an interior one, choosing the best adhesive on the market is vital to the life span of the work. Pro Painters, your Houston painting company, knows adhesives like the back of our hands, so if you need our assistance or recommendations we are just a phone call away.