Craft projects using glass often require you to glue glass to glass. This is a guide about gluing glass to glass.
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I have used several glues to glue glass to glass. I started with E-6000, but found that the tube of glue was useless after 2 or 3 uses. It wouldn't bond anything anymore. I switched to Gorilla Glue. I use the water activated kind. You just run a damp washcloth over each piece of what you are gluing. It expands a bit while drying to fill holes, and best of all the glue in the bottle doesn't dry up.
I recently had a rather small piece of glass to glue to another piece of glass and found out an easy way to keep it in place while it dried. Take a wad of play dough or modeling clay, press it over the piece to anchor it in place. When dried, just lift it off.
By Jim from W. Hollywood, CA
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Here are questions related to Gluing Glass to Glass.
I have a crystal horse and need to repair a piece that came off. I purchased some glass glue, but can't seem to get the piece to adhere. Any suggestions?
By James from W Hollywood, CA
Use bostik superglue. I had a little crystal boat and one of the sails fell off. A tiny dab of superglue and I held it in place for a few seconds, and voila! It's fixed!
What kind of glue do you use to glue items (glass pebbles, bottle bottoms, tiles) to glass?
By Yolanda P
By Linda L.05/12/2013
E6000- available in craft stores as well as home improvement stores, Walmart, etc.
What is the best glue to use for gluing two 8x8x3 glass blocks together? I have used Goop glue and it has an odor that doesn't go away much. I stack the 2 blocks on top of each other with a plastic strip in between and need to make sure if I pick them up by the top block only, that they will not separate.
Brenda from Fort Wayne, IN
Just a plain old glue gun will work just dandy, I make a snowman and have to glue 2 different sizes together and it holds just fine!
I am making a 3 or 4 tier glass stand out of glass dishes. I am wondering how to prep the smooth edges of the glass for the glue to adhere better.
By Kathy from USA
Hi Kathy, I didn't do anything to prep them. I use Premium Waterproof Caulk. 100% Silicone Clear. I have used this on several projects, in fact one of them is in water. I don't have a problem with water getting it, coming apart, and on one of the projects, the glass is quite heavy, have been using the items for years. Hope that helps.Sandy2009
I have a square glass decorative dessert plate that was on a stand, like a cake stand. I took it out of the dishwasher and the two pieces were separated completely. There were remnants of the clear glue or adhesive that was used originally on both pieces. I could peel it off and it was hardened. What can I use to put this glass plate back together so that it will withstand hot water when washed?
By Mary Lou09/03/2013
There is a china glue by Lepage on the market or get a glue for glass. If the dessert stand falls apart so easily, perhaps it should hand-washed and dried in water that is less hot than a dishwasher.
I need to find a glue that will firmly secure glass beads and marbles to a window pane, that also dries clear. I need it for a kindergarten class project for their school auction. Any suggestions?
By Kylie R.
http://www.thistothat.com/ is a website that tells you which glue to use for whatever you need to glue together. Just enter the two items and you will be given the info that you need. Good luck.
Margaret from Denton, Texas
I have a delicate glass vase in desperate need of repair. Any suggestions on which glue to use please?
By Maria V.
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What type of glue should we use to glue decorative glass to glass blocks?
Denis from Ottawa, Ontario
I am starting to do yard art by gluing different glass pieces together, i.e. plates, vases, etc. Problem is I don't know what type of glue to use. Thanks.
By Sfarler from Olympia
Glass to Glass
For the strongest, fastest, and most invisible bond we recommend: Loctite Impruv
If Loctite is not available in your area, or you live in Alaska in the winter where there is no available UV light, we recommend: Household Goop
Another fast alternative that will do the job, but not as strong, is
If the bond has to hold up to solvents use: Seal-All
The least toxic, yet not as strong, alternative is: Weldbond
Whenever you are gluing glass you must consider the visibility of the adhesive. If the glass is translucent or transparent, you will want a glue that dries as clear as possible. Before gluing any glass bond be sure that the glass is clean, free of any oil (even from your fingers) and dry. (05/17/2009)