Adhesives UK and USA

Posted by Sue Smith on

Many of you ask about the adhesives I use in my work. I use silicone for my glass on mirror or other non-porous bases and a transparent construction glue for my clear glass and acrylic/plexiglass bases.

MANY Brands are not worldwide so you have to find something that works of you, producing the results you need.

I carry out this test whenever I use a new product:

  1. Glue 2 piece of glass together and leave to dry for a minimum of 3 days.
  2. Next, soak in water for at least a week.
  3. Remove from water and put into your freezer for a week.
  4. Remove from freezer.  Place into a cold oven and heat up slowly to a low temperature.

If your glue survives all this then you know for sure it will work for exterior mosaic and withstand most weather conditions.

These are just some suggestions but if you're not sure, do the above test before you use.



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