There may be occasions when you need glue for joining a metal surface with a wooden one. But you can’t just use any glue if you want an optimum bond. This guide will help you choose the best glue for metal to wood.
Choosing A Metal To Wood Glue
What are the factors you must consider while choosing the best glue for metal to wood?
While trying to choose the best glue for metal to wood, you must consider the following factors:
- Ease of use (how easy it is to clean, what protections are required to use it)
- Speed of drying
- Strength once cured
- Water and temperature resistance
If you keep these factors in mind and do your research, you can certainly zero in on the right glue for metal to wood. Just keep in mind that wood surfaces can vary greatly, as can metal ones, so there is no one-size-fits all glue for all situations. Here are some great starting points…
Gorilla Clear Glue
The Gorilla Clear Clue has great ratings and it’s a relative of the original Gorilla Glue, which is a hall of fame glue for us. Some people don’t like the clear formula as much as the original, but the reviews agree that this is a fine glue and the fact that is dries clear makes it very good for metal use, since most wood glues are designed to dry to match the wood, which is a major disadvantage when not working with wood.
Gorilla Clear Glue Advantages
- Excellent reviews from many people
- Top versatility of almost any glue we’ve used
- Much easier to use than specialty glues or epoxy
- Goes on and dries clear
Gorilla Clear Glue Disadvantages
- More expensive than competitors
- Slow to dry and up to 24 hours to fully set
Metal To Wood Glue Alternatives
There are a few other similar metal-to-wood glue brands in the market. Let us look at a couple of them.
Rhino Glue Gel Heavy Duty
The Rhino Glue Gel is very quick and efficient. It does not take more than a few seconds to bond. The glue is quite strong and easy to use, but most people prefer Gorilla Glue to Rhino, though Rhino will dry and cure more quickly.
The first step to choose the most appropriate metal-to-wood glue is to do good research, but after that you’ll want to test and experiment. There are many good company and good products that will work, but some will be better than others given your circumstances (temperature range, water resistance, coating of the wood, matching the coloring, and so forth).