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#1 posted 07-28-2017 09:05 PM

Liquid hide glue does dry by evaporation, so the humidity could be a factor. I’ve never used the Titebond product. I make my own now, but originally chose Old Brown Glue when I was making the switch from PVA. LHG should contain nothing but glue, water and urea. I don’t have the full list handy, but Titebond includes some other ingredients, so I chose not to even try it. My guess is that they are preservatives to inhibit mold that can form on regular LHG.

Three days is a long time though. I’d suggest running a bead on the surface of a scrap board, or glossy paper, and see if it hardens that way. If not, toss it and get some Old Brown Glue.

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