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Glues and Adhesives: A Sticky Subject

Posted by Juanita Canzoneri on

There are 3 main types of glues/adhesives used in mosaics. None is inherently better than the others; they all may be used depending upon the other materials used in the mosaic process and the levels of toxicity and/or ease of use required. They are: Water-based, Solvent-based, Cement-based   Water-based Adheres as the water in the adhesive mixture evaporates. These glues may contain various materials to enhance the durability of the bond. Good for gluing almost anything (glass, ceramic, etc.)  to a porous substance (wood, plaster, terra cotta, unglazed ceramic, some stone etc.). Benefits: Low toxicity level Generally dries clear Soap...

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