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Titebond comparison

Titebond is the largest manufacturer of wood glues and has a glue to suit every woodworker, from the pro cabinetmaker to the DIYer. Used every day across the world Titebond is the first choice for woodworkers. Find the right glue for you below and choose a product in the table for detailed information.

Interior

Best used for Open / closed time
Original Furniture, musical instruments 5 / 10 minutes
Extend Wood-to-wood lay-ups requiring longer assembly time 15 / 10 minutes
Liquid Hide Musical instruments, long assembly time 10 / 20 minutes
Quick & Thick Wood, pottery, stone, glass, fabrics, leather and most craft materials 5 / 10 minutes
No-Run, No-Drip Perfect for finish trim or mouldings 5 / 10 minutes
Cold Press for Veneer Veneering using cold press 15 / 5 minutes
Instant Wood, metal and rubber 5 / 3 seconds

Exterior

Best used for Open / closed time
II Premium Humid interior, food cutting boards and mitre joints 5 / 10 minutes
II Dark Dark wood species, interior or humid environment 5 / 10 minutes
III Ultimate Long assembly time. The only waterproof wood glue that cleans up with water (while wet). 10 / 20 minutes
Polyurethane Exterior, non-porous materials 20 minutes in total

Construction adhesive

Best used for Open / closed time
Heavy Duty Gap filling applications involving wood, metal, brick and stone 10 / 20 minutes
Heavy Duty Solvent Free Wood to porous material requiring gap filling, foam, remodelling inhabited structures 10 / 20 minutes
Polyurethane Non-porous or porous materials, gap filling. 15 / 20 minutes
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Interior range

Titebond Original

Type: Aliphatic resin, interior wood glue.
Ideal for: Furniture, cabinet making, biscuit joints.
Bonds: Wood, hardboard, particleboard, leather, cloth and most other porous materials.

  • Strong initial tack time and bonds stronger than wood
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 5/10 minutes, clamping time for an unstressed joint – 30 minutes/1 hour. Stressed joint – 24 hours
  • Unaffected by finishes

Titebond Extend

Type: Slower setting version of Titebond Original interior wood glue, has a longer opening time to apply and assemble.
Ideal for: Complex tasks such as curved railings, edge and face gluing. It has a higher heat resistance than Original, making it more suitable for interior applications that are exposed to higher heat; kitchens, fire surround and radiator covers.
Bonds: Wood, hardboard, particleboard, MDF, plywood leather, cloth and most other porous materials.

  • Open/Close time 15/25 minutes
  • Strong initial tack time and bonds stronger than wood
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry

Titebond Liquid Hide

Type: Natural Protein Emulsion; ready-to- use, interior hide glue that doesn’t require heating, mixing or stirring.
Ideal for: Furniture repair and can be used to give a unique crackling effect on wood, can also be used on cloth, or for small veneering jobs.
Bonds: Wood and Cloth.

  • Long assembly time allows time careful applications for complex tasks
  • Open/Close time 10/30 minutes
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Unaffected by finishes

Titebond Quick & Thick Multi-Surface

Type: Thixotropic PVA.
Ideal for: Workshop, home and craft projects. It’s the thickest and fastest drying waterbased glue available.
Bonds: Porous or semi-porous materials – ideal for wood, pottery, ceramic, stone, glass, fabrics and leather.

  • Provides a strong initial tack with a fast setting speed (open/close time 5/10 minutes)
  • Allows enough time to realign your workpieces
  • Dries clear and is paintable

Titebond No-Run, No-Drip

Type: Thixotropic PVA, interior wood moulding glue.
Ideal for: Finish trims or mouldings, baseboards and window casings. It’s thick and fast drying, the viscosity allows it to be used vertically and overhead.
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather and most porous and semi porous materials.

  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 5/10 minutes
  • Unaffected by finishes

Cold Press for Veneer

Type: Polyvinyl Acetate, high-quality, economical alternative to contact cement for large-scale bonding of veneers to flat surfaces as it contains none of the harmful or corrosive fumes found in most contact adhesives.
Ideal for: Specifically formulated for cold press laminating, interior use.
Bonds: Wood to solid woods, particleboard, MDF, plywood and other porous materials.

  • Cleans up easily with water in application or scrape or sand off when dry
  • Open/Close time 15/5 minutes

Titebond Instant

Type: Cyanoacrylates (CA) traditionally called superglue, nearly instant setting time.
Ideal for: With incredible strength and impact resistant, it can be used for a variety of applications, providing a strong, permanent bond.
Bonds: Wood, plastics, china, ceramic, glass and rubber.

Available in four forms
Thin: Handling time of 5 seconds and a setting time of 3 seconds. Perfect for running into hairline cracks for repairs and small sections of timber.
Medium: Handling time of 7 seconds and a setting time of 5 seconds. More general purpose type of CA glue.
Thick: Handling time of 10 seconds and a setting time of 8 seconds. Ideal for use on porous wood, MDF and trimming carpentry components.
Gel: Handling time of 30 seconds and a setting time of 20 seconds. Excellent gap filling properties, ideal for use on porous wood.

  • Unaffected by finishes
  • Clean up using Acetone in application, sanding when dry
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Exterior range

Titebond II Premium

Type: Crosslinking PVA with type II water resistance.  An interior and exterior wood glue.
Ideal for: Outdoor projects including outdoor furniture, birdhouses, planters and picnic tables as well as humid interiors. It’s FDA approved for indirect food contact, ideal for items such as chopping boards.
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather.

  • Strong initial tack time and high bond strength
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 5/10 minutes, clamping time for an unstressed joint – 30 minutes/1 hour Stressed joint – 24 hours
  • Unaffected by finishes

Titebond II Premium Dark

Type: Crosslinking PVA with type II water resistance.  An interior and exterior wood glue.
Ideal for: This is a dyed version of Titebond II Premium, for use on darker coloured timber. It has all of the same properties and advantages, but dries a dark brown colour.
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather.

  • Strong initial tack time and high bond strength
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 5/10 minutes, clamping time for an unstressed joint – 30 minutes/1 hour Stressed joint – 24 hours
  • Unaffected by finishes

Titebond III Ultimate

Type: Advanced Proprietary Polymer with type 1 water resistance. An interior and exterior wood glue.
Ideal for: Outdoor projects especially in cooler temperatures. Has excellent water-resistance and is FDA approved for indirect food contact.
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather.

  • Strong initial tack and longer opening time allows more time when aligning parts
  • Open/Close time 10/20 minutes
  • Has the ease of application of aliphatic/PVAs and the water resistance of polyurethane glue without the cleanup problems
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Unaffected by finishes, solvents, heat and is mildew resistant

Titebond Polyurethane

Type: Polyurethane; very strong with type II water resistance. An interior and exterior glue.
Ideal for: Bonding two different materials to each other, with an Epoxy like strength.
Bonds: Virtually anything including wood, metals, ceramics and most plastics.

  • Initial tack time of 30 minutes (non drip), short clamping time of 45 minutes. Fast setting time of 4 hours (approx.)
  • Cleans up with white spirit in application, scrape or sand off excess when dry
  • 100% waterproof (Type II water resistance)
  • Use of disposable gloves advised
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Construction range

Titebond Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive

Type: Solvent based rubber-resin, designed for a wide range of construction applications that require a strong gap filling bond.
Ideal for: Interior and exterior work, used in all common building materials; provides a strong grab, fills gaps and irregularities and will remain permanently flexible.
Bonds: Wood, metal, brick, concrete, ceramics, plywood, plasterboard and treated timber.

  • Approximately working time of 10-20 minutes for a 1/4″ bead
  • Clean up by scraping off dried excess with a putty knife. Remove residue with mineral spirits or equivalent solvent in application
  • Reduces the amount of nails in tasks
  • Water resistant

Titebond Heavy Duty Solvent Free Construction Adhesive

Type: Water based vinyl acrylic, solvent free adhesive. Designed to the same specification as Titebond Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive, with the added benefits of being environmentally friendly, by not containing any ozone depleting chemicals and doesn’t have a high potency smell.
Ideal for: Interior and exterior work, used in all common building materials; provides a strong grab, fills gaps and irregularities and will remain permanently flexible.
Bonds: Wood, metal, brick, concrete, ceramics, plywood, plasterboard and treated timber.

  • Approximately working time of 20 minutes for a 1/4″ bead
  • Cleans up with water in application, scrape or sand off when dry
  • Water resistant
  • Environmentally safe – VOC Compliant

Titebond Polyurethane Construction Adhesive

Type: Polyurethane construction adhesive, with added benefits of being environmentally friendly, by not containing any ozone depleting chemicals and doesn’t have a high potency smell. Offers strength and durability.
Ideal for: Interior and exterior construction projects, fast setting even in cold temperatures with a smooth bead, fast cure and minimal shrinkage – even in near freezing temperatures.
Bonds: All common building materials, including; wet, frozen, engineered and treated lumber, metal, plastic, foam, mirror, concrete and brick.

  • Close time of 30 minutes.
  • Clean up by scraping off dried excess with a putty knife. Remove residue with mineral spirits or equivalent solvent in application.
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Environmentally safe – VOC Compliant

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It would be helpful to edit out the Americanisms in this explanation. What are “mineral spirits” and who are the FDA, and why do we care? What is “molding”?

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