Continuation to Part 2 Which Glue to Choose
GLUING METAL TO WOOD
Choosing the suitable glue for the job can often be tricky, even at the best of times; this is especially true for metal projects. With so many different types of glue on the market—not to mention the virtually endless list of materials you may be wanting to adhere the metal to; knowing which product to use can be challenging to say the least.
Wood can be a tricky surface to glue to metal because the two are different in density and porosity. However, the strength and flexibility of polyurethane-based glues and epoxies are more than up for the challenge. The bond may end up being more robust than the wood itself.
So which glue should you use for a metal-to-wood application?
Both epoxies and polyurethane-based adhesives are the best glue for bonding metal to wood.
HERE ARE SOME EASY STEPS FOR GLUING METAL TO WOOD
1. PREP THE SURFACES: Make sure BOTH surfaces ARE clean of any dust, grease, oil, paint, rust, or any other dirt.
2. APPLYING THE GLUE BETWEEN WOOD & METAL: Wood absorbs specific glue’s so sealing before applying the glue or adhesive IS CRUCIAL.
- Cut or file down GAPS the wood or metal surface so that They match closely when the wood & metal are put together.
- Apply the adhesive and push the metal and wood together. APPLY SUPPORTS AND LET CURE FOR 24-48 HOURS.
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