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How to Choose Glue for Exterior Work

Picking the best glue for a DIY project can be overwhelming since there are dozens of choices. In this story, we answer the question of what type of glue to use for exterior wood.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

How to Choose Glue for Exterior Work

Picking the best glue for a DIY project can be overwhelming since there are dozens of choices. In this story, we answer the question of what type of glue to use for exterior wood.

Picking the best exterior glue

An exterior-grade yellow woodworking glue may work fine for outdoor projects, such as repairing a deck railing post that has a piece broken off, especially if it’s protected by a coat of paint. But it’s not my first choice. I would use a polyurethane-based glue. It’s fully waterproof and bonds wood and other materials well. It’s not gap-filling, so be sure to get a good fit and clamp it.

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February 16, 10:36 AM [GMT -5]

Iam building a deck on the ground. I would like to know what kind of adhesive I can use to attach the 4x4s I am useing for a base to the cement pad I am building the deck on.

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