Titebond Liquid Hide Glue review

Product category: Wood Glue
Brand: Titebond
Titebond Liquid Hide Glue is an adhesive specially designed for wood and all manner of woodworking projects. Woodworkers have praised it for its long assembly time and its ease of use, but is it really all that it’s cracked up to be? Let’s dive in and find out.

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Bestseller No. 1
Titebond Genuine Hide Glue,4-Ounce (Тwo Рack)
  • Titebond II 5012 Hide Glue, Amber, 4 oz Bottle
  • Titebond genuine hide glue is the first hide glue to be offered in a liquid, ready-to-use form. It requires no mixing, heating or stirring.
  • Professional woodworkers use Titebond genuine hide glue for its long assembly time, exceptional strength and unique crackling effect on wood.
  • Titebond genuine hide glue provides superior creep-resistance, offers excellent sandability and is unaffected by finishes.
  • Pack of 2, Packaging may vary.
Bestseller No. 2
Titebond Franklin International 5013 Titebond Liquid Hide Glue, 8-Ounce, 2 Pack
  • Ready-to-use form
  • Ideal for fine furniture repair
  • Can be used to create a "crackling effect" on wood
  • Excellent sandability, Slow Set allows precise assembly
  • Package may vary
Bestseller No. 3
Franklin International 5013 Titebond Liquid Hide Glue, 8-Ounce by Titebond
  • Ready-to-use form, Ideal for fine furniture repair
  • Excellent sandability, Unaffected by finishes
  • Excellent creep-resistance
  • Can be used to create a "crackling effect" on wood
  • Slow set allows precise assembly
SaleBestseller No. 4
Titebond 16 Oz. Genuine Hide Glue, 5014
Bestseller No. 5
Titebond 5013 8 Oz Titebond Liquid Hide Glue
  • Franklin 5013 Titebond Liquid Hide Glue - 8-oz Bottle
  • Ready-to-use form, Ideal for fine furniture repair. Excellent creep-resistance.
  • Excellent sandability, Unaffected by finishes. Slow set allows precise assembly
  • Can be used to create a "crackling effect" on wood
  • Pack of 3. Packaging may vary.
Unlike most other hide glues, which are made from animal skin, Titebond Liquid Hide Glue does not require any kind of heating, mixing, or stirring, it is a ready-to-use adhesive, which is a very unique feature for a hide glue. Titebond Liquid Hide Glue creates a unique crackling effect on wood, is unaffected by wood finishes, and can even be sanded with no problems while still maintaining its strength. It is great for really any woodworking application, but Titebond Liquid Hide Glue is especially good for instrument assembly and repair. 

Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and Antiques

A common concern for many woodworkers is whether or not adhesives are okay to use on antique pieces when undergoing restoration as many modern glues can damage old woods with the harsh chemicals that weren’t in use back then. Woodworkers and antique repair people can breathe a sigh of relief with Titebond Liquid Hide Glue as it is kind to old woods and reacts quickly to moisture, making it easy and safe to remove pieces without damaging the wood. It can also be cleaned up easily with just a damp cloth if any messes are made.

How to Properly Apply Titebond Liquid Hide Glue

Where Not to Use Titebond Liquid Hide Glue

Titebond Liquid Hide Glue should never, under any circumstances, be used or kept around moisture. Moisture is the death of Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and if applied in the presence of moisture or kept in an area with a lot of moisture for long periods of time, it will either never properly form its bond or lose it altogether. Titebond Liquid Hide Glue should only be used and kept where it is dry.

Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and Safety

Overall Titebond Liquid Hide Glue’s toxicity is relatively low compared to many other adhesives. If you accidentally ingest a small amount one time, you will most likely be completely fine and not need medical intervention, though it can cause gastrointestinal irritation. It is, however, very much an irritant if it comes into contact with the eyes, so if you get some in your eye, make sure to run it under cool water for 15 minutes and avoid excessive rubbing. If eye irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Titebond Liquid Hide Glue is a terrific wood glue that can handle all manner of woodworking projects with strength while still being gentle. Its ease of use and easy cleanup make it an ideal adhesive to keep in your woodworking toolkit.
If your garage is prone to freezing, it is not recommended to store Titebond Liquid Hide Glue there. Freezing and thawing will make Titebond Liquid Hide Glue lose its bonding power.
Titebond Liquid Hide Glue, if stored properly, will last 12-18 months after opening.
When gluing softwoods with Titebond Liquid Hide Glue, the ideal clamp strength would be 100-150psi.
When gluing medium woods with Titebond Liquid Hide Glue the clamp strength should be 125-175psi, and for hardwoods, it should increase to 175-250psi.
Yes, upon application Titebond Liquid Hide Glue will be amber in color, but once fully set it will be translucent and can then be stained to match the color of the wood if necessary.

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