Weld Bond review

Product category: all purpose adhesive
Brand: Weld Bond
Weld Bond is a non-toxic all-purpose adhesive with a long shelf life, the ability to bond with just about any surface, and it even dries clear. It is among the more popular all-purpose adhesives on the market, but does it live up to all the hype? Let’s take a look.

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Bestseller No. 1
Weldbond 8-50420 Multi-Purpose Adhesive Glue, 1-Pack
  • No fumes
  • Paintable
  • Does Not Swell
  • Water clean up
Bestseller No. 2
Weldbond 8-50030 Universal Adhesive, 101 fl. oz.
  • Dries crystal clear
  • No fumes
  • Water clean up
  • Doesn’t bond skin to skin
  • Paintable
SaleBestseller No. 4
Weldbond Multi-Surface, Non-Toxic Adhesive Glue, Bonds Most Anything. Wood Glue or for Crafts Fabric Glass Mosaic Carpet Ceramic Tile Metal Stone & More. ​Dries Crystal Clear 5.4oz /160ml - 2 Pack
  • ✅ BONDS MOST EVERYTHING: No need to carry multiple types of glue bottles. This glue has unbelievable strength, is water resistant, weatherproof, dries crystal clear, is permanent and flexible.
  • ✅ GREAT FOR CARPENTRY: Bonds stronger than wood! Easy to sand and paintable. No run, no drip. Easily cleans up with water. Fast setting in only 20 minutes, no clamping required.
  • ✅ PERFECT FOR MOSAIC PROJECTS: Clear glue, bonds most tiles and hard surfaces such as glass, ceramics, porcelain, pottery, stone, marble, granite, clay, cork, slate, and composite like Corian.
  • ✅ FANTASTIC GLUE for CRAFTS & KIDS: Probably the best glue for school projects and a wide range of hobbies & handmade creations. Use it at home, school, office, workshop, or cottage.
  • ✅ SAFE FOR YOUR FAMILY: Weldbond is non-toxic, odorless, non-flammable and emits no fume. It has no animal by-products and is environmentally friendly. UL 2762. Packaging may vary
Bestseller No. 5
J-B Weld 8237 PlasticWeld Plastic Repair Epoxy Putty - 2 oz.
  • J-B WELD PLASTICWELD: A hand mixable two part epoxy putty stick that is formulated to repair and rebuild various plastic compounds and surfaces. J-B Weld PlasticWeld is designed for DIY plastic repairs on ABS, PVC & CPVC pipes and plastics, auto bumpers and more! PlasticWeld is certified by the NSF and is safe for contact with potable water.
  • CURE AND SET TIME: After kneading the two part formula together by hand, PlasticWeld takes 25 minutes to set and cures in 3 hours. J-B Weld PlasticWeld set and cure color is off white.
  • PRODUCT FEATURES AND STRENGTH: J-B Weld PlasticWeld has lap shear strength of 600 PSI. PlasticWeld can withstand continuous temperatures up to 250oF (121oC) and intermittent temperatures up to 300oF (148oC) when fully cured. PlasticWeld does not shrink and can be molded, shaped, sanded, drilled and cut.
  • APPLICATIONS: ABS, PVC & CPVC pipes and plastics, auto bumpers and trim, vinyl surfaces and siding, marine repairs & fiberglass parts, plastic water tanks, and plumbing.
  • DO IT YOURSELF: Big or small, you can DIY it with J-B Weld. Our heavy duty epoxy and adhesives repair & restore it right the first time. J-B Weld delivers superior performance, quality, and results for the World’s Strongest Bond.
Weld Bond is one of the most readily available adhesives on the market and as a result of that, it has a great price point that most would find affordable. The adhesive’s viscosity is thicker than many others like it and it applies white but dries clear. It also maintains its flexibility after drying completely and because of that and its non-toxic property, it is ideal for most household projects. Additionally, it will last in any dry, room temperature cupboard for up to 5 years, so there are no worries if you don’t use it all straight away. 

The Weld Bond Wash

Many people use Weld Bond for tiling and mosaics and it is a great product for those, but if not adhered to correctly, grout can seep in under the tiles or glass. If you don’t push all the air bubbles out when you are bonding the two surfaces together, that’s when you risk getting grout in places you can’t clean. To fix this problem, you can who what is known as a “Weld Bond wash.” To do this, you need to combine Weld Bond with a bit of water until you get a milky consistency (though some also find a 50/50 ratio works as well) and then paint it onto the surface that needs fixing and leave it to dry. That’s it, problem solved!

How to Apply Weld Bond to Different Surfaces

Where Can't You Use Weld Bond?

If you plan to use Weld Bond for an aquarium or any marine applications, do not. Weld Bond is water-resistant, not waterproof, meaning it can easily withstand coming into contact with water, but not being submerged in it. Because it is a water-based adhesive, submerging Weld Bond in any type of water will dissolve it. 

More Important Things to Know about Weld Bond

If you apply too much Weld Bond or if it does not get enough air after application, it will not dry clear, so be aware of that when bonding larger surfaces together. Weld Bond is also not a quick-dry adhesive. It will become tacky within an hour of application, but it will take 24 hours to cure completely and a few days to reach its maximum strength. Do not use if you are in a great rush. 
Weld Bond is a solid product that will bond just about anything you need. Its great strength, long shelf life, and low price point make it a great option for most of your adhesion needs.
It will take 1 hour to become tacky and 24 hours to cure completely. For maximum strength, leave for a few days, depending on how much was used.
No, whether it is liquid or dry, Weld Bond never releases any fumes. It is completely non-toxic and it is not tested on animals and does not contain any animal by-products, making it a very safe adhesive. Just don’t ingest it and you will be fine.
Weld Bond is one of the easier adhesives to dissolve. For a quicker fix, you can use acetone to dissolve it, but for a more thorough way to dissolve Weld Bond, submerge it in water.
Weld Bond will not bond with cast aluminum, cast iron, vinyl on vinyl, unbacked vinyl, Teflon, polyethylene, and polypropylene. It will also not bond with dirty, wet, or greasy surfaces.
No. Weld Bond is water-based, so it can and will freeze if left in an area prone to freezing. If Weld Bond freezes, once thawed, it will lose all of its adhesive properties. For best results, it should be stored above 50°F/ 10°C.
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