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The Best Glue for the Job

The Best Glue for Glass and Tile

… available at home improvement, box stores & tile shops everywhere.

 

Best Glue for Glass

1. “CLEAR” E-6000 is a my adhesive of choice for glass on glass projects and with all toxic adhesives, make sure to work in a well ventilated area.
 
E-6000
 
 

DIRECTIONS & TIPS FOR USING “Clear” E-6000:

Apply E-6000 directly to each piece of glass to be bonded.

Always wear safety glasses when cutting glass.

SPECIAL TIPS: To extend life of product, be sure cap is secured back to original position. Use a toothpick as a disposable applicator for very small applications such as beading. Remove, recap and allow plastic nozzle to dry. Remove dried product from nozzle by pulling out through threaded end and reuse nozzle.

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

2. Weldbond Adhesive for Mosaic Tile and some Glass Projects

Best Glue for Indoor Tile & Glass Projects

  1. Non-toxic.
  2. No smell.
  3. Great for projects with kids.
  4. Dries clear … in most circumstances.
  5. Longer working time.

Weldbond

Weldbond says this about their wonder glue …. A unique product, WELDBOND is more than an adhesive. It’s also a powerful universal primer for porous surfaces. It’s a weather-proofer, dust-proofer, hardener, and bonding agent. Just mix WELDBOND with sawdust, grout, cement or plaster and be amazed at the tremendous strength this product! Non-toxic and dries clear – in most situations – making it a perfect adhesive to use when crafting with kids. Dries to a clear, flexible bond most of the time.

Mastic

Mastic is a non-slip high performance, smooth spreading mortar formulated for interior installation of all types of ceramic wall & floor tile. Mastic keeps things from slipping … especially good for concrete, back-splashes and larger projects!
 

Thinset

Thinset is an adhesive mortar made of fine sand, cement and water. It’s best used to attach objects to concrete, stone and cement. Perfect for mosaic art outdoor applications.

Gluing takes patience.

Wait until it dries.

justglue it

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The Best Glue for Glass

This glorious vintage window was found in Orange, California. Cleaned up the window with vinegar and water, did not sand the frame and double checked that the window was sturdy enough to hold the weight of the ton o’glass I would need to complete the piece.

After playing with adhesives for glass, clear e6000 adhesive is my go-to  … unfortunately it’s a toxic adhesive with an overwhelming odor so windows need to be open with no kids and/or pets present.

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

Since most of the box stores, hardware stores, Michael’s, Target and Walmart carry clear e6000 adhesive it’s pretty easy to find.

glass-on-glass-windowAll the pieces fell into place quite nicely, it’s a keeper.

glassonglass-vintage-windowOn to the next thing …

How To Mosaic Tile Revisited

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

Basic instruction for indoor mosaic tile construction:

  • Cut pieces to size – wear safety glasses.
  • Glue pieces to the a prepared surface like this one with Mastic (it’s not concrete)
  • Let the glued pieces dry for at least 24 hours
  • Prepare grout according to instructions – put on gloves
  • Grout the piece filling in all the gaps but avoiding delicate objects
  • Then clean off the wet grout until it’s shiny
  • Dispose of unused grout properly … meaning NOT DOWN THE DRAIN – you’ll be sorry.
  • Let the cleaned piece dry for another 24 hours and polish with a soft cloth as needed
  • Seal with grout sealer found at any tile or home improvement store