Wood Glue Without the Yellow

Wood Glue Without the Yellow

The folks at Gorilla Glue Company talked to woodworkers about what they wanted to see in their glue – and learned what they didn’t want to see: the traditional yellowish color associated with wood glues.

Not every woodworker will achieve a perfect glue line, said marketing vice president Jennifer Dowdall, and the yellow color of the glue can detract from a project.

The new Gorilla Wood Glue, in response to this feedback, contains no dyes – it dries a natural color, with no yellowing. Once it’s dry, you can sand or paint it.

And just how long will that take, for it to dry? According to the company’s spec sheets, Gorilla Wood Glue should be 80 percent dry within one to two hours, and fully cured by 24  hours after application. Its open working time is five to 10 minutes, with 20 to 30 minutes of clamping.

The waterbased, solvent-free glue is a nontoxic polyvinyl acetate formula that can be applied in temperatures as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit and is FDA-approved for indirect food contact (think cutting boards).

Gorilla Wood Glue just hit stores shelves this month, where it’s available in 8- and 18-ounce bottles, priced respectively at $3.99 and $5.99. For more information, visit http://www.gorillaglue.com.

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