DIY & Home Decor

Which glue is best for repair projects?

It depends on the surfaces you are gluing. Check glue labels to verify what surfaces they are formulated to work best on (ex. wood, plastic, glass, porcelain). In general, you want a glue that is formulated to dry permanently with a strong hold. For outdoor items, we recommend adhesives that are weather proof and UV proof. Try consulting the Aleene’s Glue Guide every time you want to find the perfect glue for your project.

How can I bond plastic to wood?

Aleene’s makes several adhesives that are great for gluing plastic to wood. Aleene’s Super Gel Adhesive is an industrial-strength glue that bonds in seconds and can be used on a variety of heavy duty surfaces, including plastic and wood. Other Aleene’s glues that are great for gluing plastic to wood are Aleene’s 7800 Adhesive and Aleene’s The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive.

How can I bond plastic to plastic?

Gluing plastic to plastic usually requires an industrial-strength bond, depending on the type of plastic. Aleene’s The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive has an industrial-strength formula that works great for gluing plastic to plastic. For smaller, more delicate plastics like rhinestones, try using a non-solvent based glue that won’t damage the rhinestone, like Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

How can I bond metal to plastic?

Gluing metal to plastic generally requires a stronger glue formula. We recommend using Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal Glue, which is an industrial-strength glue specifically formulated to work on metals, plastics and more.

How can I bond rubber to plastic?

We recommend using Aleene's 7800 Adhesive to glue rubber to plastic. This industrial-strength, all-purpose glue works on a variety of heavy duty surfaces, such as rubber, plastic, glass, metal, fiberglass and more.

What glue can I use for vinyl floor or vinyl fabric?

Because vinyl is a heavier material, we recommend using an industrial-strength glue formulated for fabric, such as Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive. You can also use Aleene’s The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive, which is formulated to work on a variety of heavy materials, including fabric.

What glue can I use to fix a broken mirror?

To repair a broken mirror, use a glue formulated for glass, such as Aleene’s Glass & Bead Adhesive, an industrial-strength glue that has a thick gel formula made for instantly grabbing slick surfaces like glass and mirrors.