were at a fair in Oregon in the summer and were trying to glue wood
- it was extremely dry wood and wasn't holding very well at all.
We experimented a bit and found that if we primed the dry surfaces with
water the bond was extremely fast and unbelievably tight. You
don't want the surface dripping wet but damp is good. You will
use considerably less glue as well. We have since used this with
leather and terra cotta - other very dry materials. One of the
things that was happening was that without being primed most of the
glue was soaking in and nothing left on the surface to bond.
Also, a bit of moisture seems to help, in these cases, the glue to set
up. I've been using this technique at wood shows as part of my
demonstration. I've glued end grain on wood - by wetting the
wood first then applying the glue to one side pressing the pieces
tightly together for 30 seconds or so and we had some very strong guys
unable to pull them apart.
For clean up and getting
those mistakes apart try our Miracle
Glue is an excellent glue but it needs a tight bond. The
surfaces have to be flush together. If there is a gap, say, a loose
dowel in a chair or a loose leg on a table you can use a filler
with Miracle Glue to help with the repair. This way you can
repair the chair or table without having to take it apart.
put some dry baking soda (or cornstarch or talcum powder) down into
the crack between the dowel and the piece it's in. Work it in
until it's packed tightly, then blow off any loose powder. Add
2-3 drops of glue at the joint and within a few seconds it will be
like concrete. You can even use something like cinnamon to match
also makes an excellent fill when working with wood. One simply fills
the hole with the right color sawdust and applies drops of glue.
You may have to build up the sawdust and glue in increments until you
have the desired thickness. This is great for stripped
threads in a screw hole in a hinge on a cupboard door or a table
to mix a fill which you will then put into a hole is an exercise in
futility. It will turn into a solid in seconds.
Glue will do a great job repairing a thousand household items.
It is the same base as Super Glue or Krazy Glue but the solvents have
been distilled out. Being pure it is much stronger than either
Super Glue or Krazy Glue and it also dries clear and flexible.
And it is foam safe - it won't melt things like neoprene or Styrofoam.
But the really wonderful thing about Miracle Glue is that you get to
use it all.
Most customers, storing it in the fridge,
are keeping the glue for around three years.
It is stronger than Superglue and has a much longer shelf life. It won't keep forever but you should be able to get a good 3
years out of it. If you are going on a trip take it with you,
it will come in handy, just don't leave it out in the sun. When
you get home put it back in the fridge.
Please check out
the List of Uses
section for numerous applications of the glue. You can go
straight to the order section here.
purchase Miracle Glue here.