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August 12, 2017 18:08

Liquid nails - use and features a selection

Liquid nails - the use and advantages of

Liquid Nails is a relatively recent innovation, and is a unique building glue, which is characterized by its unusual composition.They contain a small fraction is basically filler, strong synthetic rubber created, a specific type of clay and a variety of polymers.

undoubted significant positive development in the use of these nails is their ability to withstand heavy loads and glue together even bad contiguous materials and surfaces.Also, liquid nails attract the ease of operation and high degree of plasticity.However, the shelf life of such material at relatively small - just over a year.

How to choose a liquid nails?

When choosing liquid nails, read the composition: it shall not be present calcium carbonate or conventional chalk.This widespread component is not the best way affects the effectiveness and level of stickiness.

Also make sure that the adhesive did not contain toluene and acetone, characterized by a specific unpleasant smell.These substances are highly toxic, environmentally friendly and not harmful to the human body.In addition they do not affect the adhesion of the material layer.

At the moment there are two main types of liquid nails: neoprene (toxic, harmful and has an unpleasant smell) and water-based .

last friendly, environmentally friendly, but these liquid nails to the bathroom is not suitable and only used for porous materials are not afraid of moisture.They are used mainly for bonding plastic structures.

What else to pay attention when using liquid nails?Subspecies

liquid nails vary in time bonding the surfaces, on a level of strength, the content of harmful components by humidity resistance, various fungi and temperature extremes.

Scope liquid nails destination known for a wide range.For example, liquid nails to the mirrors remarkable for their high degree of bonding and transparent structure.

A liquid nails for ceramic tiles and bathroom have a high level of setting, flexibility, water resistance, durability and high strength.In addition, the material used for bonding of drywall, cork, wood, glass and ceramics throughout.

How to use liquid nails - general rules

So, to use liquid nails ?In order to properly and competently glue surface, enough to comply with simple instructions:

  1. degrease and clean the surface.
  2. Apply in the form of dots or snakes liquid nails using a special gun.If you do not know how to use a gun for liquid nails, it does not matter - is enough to get used in the repair of the building syringe.
  3. Wait 1-2 minutes and bring a second bonding surface, connect design.
  4. Wait for about 6 minutes and again press surfaces towards each other.

For the next 10-15 minutes the possibility of adjusting the position interlocking surfaces relative to each other.Glue dries within a day.

When the possible ingress of liquid glue on unwanted places.In any case, remember than scrub liquid nails.For this purpose, if the glue has not dried up until the end, use a soft spatula and white spirit.If it is finally solidified, you will need a hard spatula or sandpaper.