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How to glue glass together: Tips and tricks 

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Due to its nonporous surface, glass can be a little tricky to work with. Luckily, learning how to glue glass together is as simple as choosing the right adhesive. Read on to find out the best way to glue glass from the experts.

Best way to glue glass: Choosing the right adhesive

In fact, most super glues can’t bond to glass, which means that it’s important to find the right glue for the job. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered – read on to find out the best way to glue glass, with product recommendations and step-by-step instructions. Glass, meet glue. It’s time to stick together!

How to glue glass for small repairs

If you need to repair a small glass item like a wine glass stem or other household item, look no further than Loctite’s Super Glue Glass. This water-resistant and dishwasher-safe adhesive dries clear and bonds glass to glass, glass to metal, stained glass, tinted glass and crystal. Better yet, the soft rubber formula grips and the precision applicator makes it so simple to use that this is easily the best way to glue glass.

How to glue glass for medium-sized projects

For glass projects that are on the larger side, like repairing significant damage to a glass table, chandelier or garden furniture, we recommend selecting a specialised epoxy that fills gaps and can be used on a variety of materials as an adhesive, filler or laminate. Look for an epoxy that dries clear but can be tinted for colour matching while being resistant to water and humidity. 

How to glue glass to glass step by step

Broken  glass ornament or beloved Christmas decoration? Don’t stress, most small-scale glass repairs are straightforward and don’t require an expert’s toolbox. In fact, here’s everything you really need to glue glass together:

Once you’ve gathered what you need, follow these steps to glue glass back together:

  1. Wash the glass with soap and water and dry thoroughly (avoid using detergents as they can leave residue which can reduce the efficacy of the glue).
  2. Pre-fit the broken parts. Make sure that all parties are close fitting and there are no gaps (Loctite’s Super Glue Glass doesn’t have gap filling properties).
  3. Take the precision applicator and twist the cap clockwise until it clicks, then unscrew it anti-clockwise to open.
  4. Slowly squeeze a small drop of adhesive onto one surface. 
  5. Press both surfaces together and hold in place until set.
  6. Wipe the nozzle with a tissue soaked in acetone and replace the anti-clog cap immediately. Follow storage instructions. 

Products used

  • Loctite SuperGlue Glass Packshot

    LOCTITE Glass Bond: Perfect for glass repairs! Bonds glass to glass, metal, stained, and tinted glass. Dries transparent for invisible, strong bonds.

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