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Forum topic by coalcracker posted 07-02-2020 03:40 PM 250 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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coalcracker

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07-02-2020 03:40 PM

I know the better practice is to sand down to wood and use wood glue. Nonetheless, I have a painted kids playhouse and painted trim with my name on it, asking to be joined for the long run.

My plan was to use titebond III and finishing screws, realizing the weak link over time will be the paint but hoping the screws can hold it together. Would I be better off using some other adhesive, such as a liquid nails product? Any other tips?


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#1 posted 07-02-2020 04:06 PM

there are exterior grade adhesive caulks specifically formulated for smooth
surfaces, such as painted on the market.
you just have to go to the Box Store and see what will suit your needs.
do you have some photos to share ??
perhaps some ornamental stainless fasteners may be more appropriate.

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#2 posted 07-02-2020 05:59 PM

sorry, I lost my internet connection before I could finish:

my first choice would be LOCTITE® POLYSEAMSEAL® ALL PURPOSE ADHESIVE CAULK
2nd choice would be GE 100% Silicone II Caulk & Adhesive
3rd choice would be just plain old Weldwood Contact Cement.
just keep in mind that it is for a kid’s playhouse. (don’t overthink it).
the adhesive will probably outlast the structure you put it on.
maybe you can share some photos after you get it all buttoned up.

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#3 posted 07-02-2020 06:01 PM

i think screws alone would be good enough, but my new favorite glue is loctite PL3X, it sticks to everything.

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#4 posted 07-02-2020 09:22 PM



i think screws alone would be good enough, but my new favorite glue is loctite PL3X, it sticks to everything.

- squazo


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