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Best Adhesive for Terra Cotta???

topic posted Tue, February 15, 2005 - 10:11 PM by  God Bless You
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Or rather, clay pots. Hot glue dries too hard and eventually cracks; sets too fast to adhere to clay. I have used cove base adhesive but it takes forever to dry and skews the paint color even when I use a white base coat. Anyone have any suggestions?

I need to do something with the gross of pots in my mother's back yard.
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God Bless You
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    Re: Best Adhesive for Terra Cotta???

    Wed, February 16, 2005 - 6:41 AM
    The best "adhesive" for clay is (drumroll) - Clay.

    Clay, as a general rule, is too porous to use most glues.

    But if you're set (pardon the pun) on using hot glue, you might consider fabric glue for your hot glue gun - as it will dry softer.
  • Re: Best Adhesive for Terra Cotta???

    Wed, February 16, 2005 - 9:59 AM
    I second the tile adhesive...it's flexible and meant to be used in wet environments (think shower). I've also had a lot of luck using something called "liquid nails". I think it's kind of like the stuff mentioned in the previous post, but in just one tube (some stuff has two separate tubes that you apply together) The liquid nails stuff has a around a five-minute set time, so you have enough time to work it, but it will set firmly after that. I've used it to glue copper sheeting to wood and it was great. It's also found in the hardware store and it's cheap.