Home Improvement, Interior & Architecture Adhesives
Home Improvement products in Mumbai
There is a dizzying array of glue and adhesive products in the stores that promise to stick together whatever it is you are working on—far too many to keep track of. The goal of this article is to help you better understand both the properties and uses for the most common categories of adhesives used for home improvement .
Curing Vs. Drying
Other curing processes involve a chemical reaction, whether from absorbing moisture in the air, or by catalyzing one adhesive ingredient with another. The resulting mixtures—once fully cured—are typically more resistant to solvents (including water).
Besides the bonding surfaces being clean and free of and oil or grease, follow the specific instructions included with the adhesive for best results. For example, some exotic oily woods require a cleaning with specific chemical solvents to enhance bonding. And despite the fact that most glues adhere to the substrate on a molecular level, some adhesives recommend scuffing the materials being glued with coarse sandpaper to increase the bonding surface area or to add a degree of mechanical bonding.