Gorilla Glue has always helped you get the job done right the first time. Now, we are making it easier with an extended Gorilla Glue family. It's the same Gorilla toughness and impressive results you've come to expect.
Gorilla Glue bonds materials other adhesives simply can't--metal, stone, wood, ceramics, foam, glass and much more! And it's still the best glue for anyone who wants the job done right.
- VERSATILE – ideal for most household fixes, building repairs and creative projects.
- 100% WATERPROOF – does not break down when exposed to outdoor elements. Easily passes ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2000 Types 1 and 2.
- TEMPERATURE RESISTANT – once it’s dry Gorilla Glue is unaffected by extreme heat or cold.
SANDABLE, PAINTABLE, STAINABLE – the invisible glue line makes finishing easy.
1. Prepare And Dampen The Surface
If you’re using Gorilla Glue for the first time, or binding a new type of material, we always recommend trying a test piece first.
Prepare your surface: All surfaces must be clean, dust free and tight fitting. For shiny surfaces, such as metals, glass and some plastics, rough up the material to give the glue something to bite into.
Damp it: Lightly dampen one surface with water. We recommend using a damp cloth or spraying with water. Do not saturate the surface. For dense hardwoods, lightly dampen both surfaces prior to gluing.
2. Evenly Apply Gorilla Glue Onto The Dry Surface
Glue It: Evenly apply Gorilla Glue onto the dry surface. Do not over apply. We recommend wearing gloves or applying with a disposable brush.
If you do get the glue on your skin, try a dry cloth or paper towel first (particularly if the glue is still tacky). If that doesn’t work, try washing with soap and cold water, or using an exfoliator with a gritty texture. Dry your skin and apply lotion. We do not recommend any kind of alcohol or acetone. This actually strips the skin of its natural oils, which means the glue is more likely to stick.
3. Clamp The Two Surfaces Together Tightly
Clamp It: You must clamp the two surfaces together tightly. Make sure the clamping pressure is distributed evenly across the surface. Or, if you don’t have a clamp, use heavy objects to achieve the clamping pressure. For lighter objects, try using a rubber band to hold the pieces together tightly. Clamp objects for 1-2 hours for Gorilla Glue and just 30-60 minutes for Gorilla Glue fast curing formula. For best results, leave overnight.
Clean up: If you need to remove any uncured ‘squeeze out’ or wet glue, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth or using a standard paint thinner. Make sure you use the solvent with care in a well-ventilated area. Always wear gloves. Once the glue is dry, it is best removed mechanically: try sanding, chiseling, scraping or picking. The dried glue will not damage tools.
Gorilla Glue reacts with moisture to cure – this is what causes the chemical reaction in polyurethane adhesives. Therefore, you need to apply a small amount of moisture to one surface. Then apply glue to the dry surface and clamp. For dense hardwoods, lightly dampen both surfaces prior to gluing.
Apply a thin layer of glue. A little bit goes along way, so apply half as much as you think you are going to need. As a general guide, use one ounce per square foot. Be careful of uncured ‘squeeze out’ or wet glue, particularly on finished furniture. If you need to remove any squeeze out, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth or using a standard paint thinner. Make sure you use the solvent with care in a well-ventilated area. Always wear gloves. Once the glue is dry, it is best removed mechanically: try sanding, chiseling, scraping or picking at it. The glue will not damage tools.
Gorilla Glue expands as it cures. To ensure the strongest bond, clamping pressure is needed. There are many different ways to clamp your pieces, but keep in mind the stronger the pressure the better the bond will be. Professional clamps are ideal, but if those aren’t handy, heavy weight from bricks, books, even tape on some smaller repairs will work. The key is to ensure a tight fitting glue line by applying even distribution of pressure.
When using Gorilla Glue, clamp objects for 1-2 hours. When working with the Gorilla Glue fast curing formula, clamp for 30-60 minutes. And for best results, leave overnight.
Wipe off excess glue immediately with a dry cloth or standard paint thinner. Do not drag glue over material, instead make small swipes to remove wet adhesive. Make sure you avoid skin contact. Cured glue can be removed with a chisel, scraper or sandpaper.
Gorilla Glue is an all-purpose adhesive. If used correctly, it will bond just about anything and for just about forever. It is free of solvents and fillers, which makes it so strong and versatile. There are some things, which are just difficult to glue, such as certain plastics, but we are confident once you’ve tried Gorilla Glue, you will be more than satisfied with the results.
Any glue that is still in liquid form is perfectly usable and reliable. If the dry layer is very thin, use a pointed tool to poke through it and carefully pull the dry layer through the cap. Squeeze out the excess air from the bottle when you have finished using the glue and store in a cool, dry place.
Always squeeze out excess air and screw the lid back on tightly. Some people try storing the bottle upside down to keep the liquid glue near the lid. Store the glue in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Yes. Gorilla Glue is 100% waterproof. It passes ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2000 Types 1 and 2, easily.
No. Gorilla Glue cures in one to two hours, while Gorilla Glue fast curing formula cures in 30-60 minutes. And for best results, both should be left overnight.
From 40–130ºF. For best results use at room temperature
Gorilla Glue can temporarily stain skin. If you do get the glue on your skin, try a dry cloth or paper towel first (particularly if the glue is still tacky). If that doesn’t work, try washing with soap and cold water, or using an exfoliator with a gritty texture. Dry your skin and apply lotion. We do not recommend using any kind of alcohol or acetone. This actually strips the skin of its natural oils, which means the glue is more likely to stick.
Gorilla Glue cannot be removed from clothing easily, so we recommend you wear old or protective clothing.
Do not microwave or heat Gorilla Glue.
In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention. For skin contact, wash affected areas with soap and water.
If inhalation causes physical discomfort move to fresh air. If breathing difficulty occurs or product is swallowed, seek medical attention. Individuals with chronic asthmatic conditions should consult a physician prior to using this product.