Some glues, like this with several different materials under a wide range of conditions.

Glues, adhesives, expoxies... they're all substances that chemically attach two or more surfaces together. The right glue can make any fix quicker and longer lasting.

The previews found at the bottom of this page describe the glues most commonly-used in home repair projects. Some are designed to work on specific materials, while others are more versatile.

Here are some types of glues for you to consider:

Multipurpose Glues

From white school glue to hot-melt glue, these adhesives will serve most everyday fastening needs.

Wood Glues

To work with wood, these adhesives form a stronger bond and are usually more resistant to water.

Glass and Ceramic Glues

Most adhesives will work on these materials, but these glues are tailored specifically for these smooth surfaces.

Metal Glues and Fillers

Unlike other adhesives, these work best as patches and fillers, such as for sealing pipes.

Plastic Glues

Some adhesives contain a solvent that dissolves plastic, so these specialized glues are in order.

review the following:
  • Home Repair Tools: Review all the different types of tools you can use to make simple improvements around your house.
  • Fasteners: When you want to hold two things together, you want some of these handy little fellows. Learn the differences, and how to choose the right one for your home repair project.
  • Nails: These tiny pieces of metal are the best way to hold two pieces of wood together. Choose the right nail and hammer away.
  • Screws: With a choice of heads and slots, these threaded fasteners offer greater strength and holding power.