How To Use Liquid Nails

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Drywall

5 Reasons to Use a Drywall Adhesive

When installing interior drywall, LIQUID NAILS® Drywall Adhesive or LIQUID NAILS® Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive can help you get the job done quickly and improve the finish quality.

Deck

How To Build A Deck

When you're building a deck with wood or composite lumber, supplementing nails, screws, and other traditional fasteners with construction adhesive is an easy way to get stronger, longer-lasting results.

Exterior

Construction Adhesive Tips For Yard Jobs

Your outdoor projects are your most visible, so how good they look and how well they last is a huge reflection on you. Follow these quick and easy construction adhesive tricks that your competitors may not even consider.

Adhesive

Dry Time for LIQUID NAILS® Brand Construction Adhesive and Caulk

For any construction adhesive or caulk, drying or curing time depends on a number of factors.

Interior

How To Conquer Challenging Vertical Applications Using Construction Adhesives

Installing vertical materials can sometimes be a challenge, especially when physical fasteners are not easily used. Construction adhesives are an alternative solution because they can successfully bond many substrates.  

Exterior

How To Install A Fire Pit

To install a fire pit, all you need is your block of choice and LIQUID NAILS® FUZE*IT® All Surface Construction Adhesive to get the job done. Liquid Nails FUZE*IT has an extreme temperature resistance, and will secure your blocks in place.  

Interior

How To Install Interior Trim Molding Using Construction Adhesive

Use LIQUID NAILS® Fuze*It All-Surface Construction Adhesive, or LIQUID NAILS® Ultra Quick Grip Adhesive for your interior trim and molding installation to save you time and to give you a better finished product.

Interior

How To Install Brick Veneer

If you are installing brick veneer indoors, you do not need to use mortar. As long as your wall is relatively flat in spaces like fireplace surrounds and kitchen backsplashes, you can use a construction adhesive instead.

Mirrors

How To Install Mirrors The Right Way

Choosing the right adhesive is critical for a mirror installation. The silver backing on the back side of your mirror is extremely sensitive to adhesives. Some adhesives can burn through the silver backing, and damage your mirror. We recommend using LIQUID NAILS® Mirror Adhesive.

Landscaping

How To Build A Retaining Wall

Beautify your customers' landscapes and prevent erosion with a durable retaining wall up to three layers of substrate high. Landscape block and wall adhesive are all you need.

Sound Deadening

How To Soundproof Your Walls

The perceived quality of a wall is determined partly by its sound deadening abilities. Luckily, there is an easy and low-cost solution.

Paneling

How To Install Paneling and Tileboard With Construction Adhesives

Decorative paneling and tile boards can accent a space in your home, and can easily be installed with a construction adhesive. To get the job done, we recommend using LIQUID NAILS® Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive.

Flooring

How To Stop Your Floors From Squeaking

There’s often that one spot on a floor that creaks and groans. But there doesn’t have to be. With the right construction adhesive you can eliminate unpleasant squeaks in both new and existing hardwood floors.  

Moisture Curing

The Facts About Moisture-Curing Adhesives

Most adhesives are either latex or solvent-based. Latex adhesives cure when the water in them evaporates. Solvent-based adhesives cure when the solvent in them evaporates. But there's a third kind of adhesives, called moisture-curing adhesives, which cure by reacting with moisture in the air or the substrate.

Outdoor Kitchen

How To Build An Outdoor Kitchen Island With a Construction Adhesive

When building an outdoor kitchen island, concrete or stone is a popular choice, but it’s not necessary. You can use wood as an alternative to build a kitchen island, when using a construction adhesive. Even though wood is lighter, there are steps you can take to help make a wooden frame almost as sturdy as traditional construction at a fraction of the cost and hassle.

Storm Damage

How To Repair Your Roof With Liquid Nails

With the proper use of construction adhesives, you can prevent roof damage and make simple roof repairs in case anything gets damaged.

Freezing Temperatures

How To Use Construction Adhesives in Freezing Conditions

One of the many challenges in residential construction is working with adhesive on frozen lumber. This typically occurs when installing subflooring to joists, and improper installation techniques can lead to long-term issues like floor noise. Here are some tips for working with construction adhesives when the temperature drops.

Storage

How To Store Your Construction Adhesive

Storing adhesives the right way allows you to use your adhesive to complete multiple projects over time instead of throwing it away after one use.

Removal

How To Separate Materials Bonded Together With Construction Adhesive

Removing adhesive from objects can be tricky, but we have the right tips to help you complete your project.

Removal

How to Remove Construction Adhesive From Skin

If you got construction adhesive on your skin, there are a few ways to safely remove it. Most adhesives and caulks can be removed once softened.

Removal

How to Remove Construction Adhesives

There are a few ways to remove construction adhesive after you bonded two materials together. Occasionally you may need to wipe away construction adhesive or separate two objects bonded with it, such as two boards, two bricks, etc. Most adhesives and caulks can be scraped off when they are softened.