Garden Art forum: Adhesive

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Feb 21, 2015 8:15 AM CST
I know I've seen several brands listed of an outdoor waterproof adhesive used but can't seem to find it w/o extensive searching thru the threads. Redoing some old birdhouses into Hobbit/Fairy houses and need an adhesive suitable for attaching new materials. Needs to be outdoor type.
Thanks for help !
mj
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 21, 2015 9:03 AM CST

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I "think" the E6000 is good for outdoors but hopefully someone will come along and confirm that.
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 21, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Thanks Vic,
I'm pretty sure that's one of the one's I've seen !
Says Washer / Dryer safe should should hold up outdoors right ?
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 21, 2015 9:36 AM CST

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I would certainly think so. Thumbs up

I've never personally used it outside but many here have. You can always use clear caulk over the glue for added precaution.
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Feb 22, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Well...my locally available favorite of late has been a locktight product for roof and flashing.. It is a great adhesive...and remains quite flexible ..and obviously an outside product...I have used it on plenty of things...recently on my hiking boots by timberline...many years old the sole was detached from the leather shoe... It has held the two together all winter... And they are water tight...it is black... But cleans up with thinner when it is fresh.. It does take a bit of time to set up.. Perhaps more than a day for full adhesion when the surfaces are air tight...porus surfaces are quicker as air gets down against the adhesive and promotes setting up...
Sounds great... The bird houses look like hobbit houses ..don't they...... OH?..this is available at Home Depot so it is easy to find..

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 22, 2015 9:07 AM CST
I found the E6000 at Walmart so will try that first.
Yup, re-purposing Bird Houses ! LOL
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 23, 2015 10:57 AM CST
I have never used E6000. I use GE silicone ll clear adhesive window/door/attic/basement. I also want to make hobbit and fairy houses with old bird houses or whatever I can find. Do you have any pictures to share? I have made glass flowers, glass sun catchers, and glass totems using the silicone adhesive. I have left a lot of them outside this winter and so far they are all holding up great in this years Iowa winter.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 23, 2015 2:42 PM CST
Jeanne, I haven't gotten any made yet. Just gathering materials and ideas.
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Feb 24, 2015 9:26 PM CST
I've always used E6000. It holds up well in our Florida weather - heat, rain, and sometimes even cold weather.
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Feb 25, 2015 9:27 AM CST
yes Elfie...the cold is a big problem along with age.. the stiffening of the adheasives is their point of downfall.. many that adhear well.. also stiffen... and the more flexable ones such as many of the silicones which have the best flexability don't adhear particularly well.. over time and changes..
MJ..be sure to show them as they are being worked on and finished...
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 26, 2015 11:57 AM CST
I seem to recall someone mentioning that the E6000 works well outdoors, unless it is subjected to standing water. Then it will loosen. I know Sharon mentioned that, and I think another member had that experience as well.
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 26, 2015 12:49 PM CST
None will be in standing water. Most will have some protection from rain as they will be in/on tree's. Still collecting materials. Trying to go thru all my old "stuff" and reuse/repurpose as much as possible.
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