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Titebond is one of the largest wood glue manufacturers.

Their wide selection will surely satisfy any woodworker, whether a pro or a hobbyist, or perhaps a modeller. The Titebond glues are well suited for gluing furniture, musical instruments, mitre joints, woody plants as well as other non-porous materials. Aside from wood, certain glues also bond other industrial materials such as stone, plastic, glass, cloth, leather or ceramics.

The history of this brand began in 1935 with the Liquid Hide Glue which meant a genuine breakthrough in the woodworking industry. Unrivalled quality, performance and exquisite gluing results, these are the main characteristics of the Titebond glues. For more than 65 years this brand has been an icon of professional glues.


Titebond Glues

The glues are divided primarily according to whether they are to be used indoors or outdoors.

Indoors (interior) - dry environment.
Outdoors (exterior) - likeliness of humid or wet environment depending on weather conditions. Also for humid interiors such as bathrooms or laundry rooms.

The glues also differ according to their open time as well as their setting time.

Open time is the time during which it is still possible to manipulate the parts.
Close time is the maximum period until which the parts need to be secured by clamps.
Setting time depends on the temperature and type of glue – the standard time for total curing is 24 hours (4 h with Polyurethane).


Interior


  Type Ideal for Open time
Close time*
Original Furniture, musical instruments 4-6 min
10-15 min
Extend Gluing wood requiring longer open time 15 min
20-25 min
Liquid Hide Musical instruments, longer open time 10 min
20-30 min
Quick & Thick Wood, ceramics, stone, glass, fabric, leather and most industrial materials 3-5 min
10-15 min
Cold Press Veneer Cold veneering 15 min
15-20 min
White Joints requiring light/translucent colour 5 min
10-15 min

*for standard temperature ~20°C, setting time 24 h (4 h for Titebond Polyurethane)


Exterior


  Type Ideal for Open time
Close time*
II Premium Humid interior, chopping boards, mitre joints 3-5 min
10-15 min
II Dark Dark wood, interior, humid environment 5 min
10-15 min
III Ultimate Longer assembly time. The only water-resistant glue cleanable by water (before setting). 8-10 min
20-25 min
Polyurethane Exterior, non-porous materials 15 min
25-30 min

*for standard temperature ~20°C, setting time 24 h (4 h for Titebond Polyurethane)


Titebond Original

Titebond Original

Type: Aliphatic resin, interior wood glue
Ideal for: Furniture, cabinet making, biscuit joints
Bonds: Wood, hardboard, particleboard, leather, cloth and most other porous materials

  • Strong initial tack time and bonds stronger than wood
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open time/close time 4-6/10-15 min
  • Unaffected by finishes

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Titebond Extend

Titebond Extend

Type: Slower setting version of Titebond Original interior wood glue, has a longer opening time to apply and assemble
Ideal for: Complex tasks such as curved railings, edge and face gluing. It has a higher heat resistance than Original, making it more suitable for interior applications that are exposed to higher heat; kitchens, fire surround and radiator covers.
Bonds: Wood, hardboard, particleboard, MDF, plywood leather, cloth and most other porous materials

  • Open/Close time 15/20-25 min
  • Strong initial tack time and bonds stronger than wood
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry

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Titebond Liquid Hide

Type: Natural Protein Emulsion, interior hide glue that doesn’t require heating or stirring
Ideal for: Furniture repair (can be used to give a unique crackling effect on wood), can also be used on cloth, or for small veneering jobs
Bonds: Wood and cloth

  • Long assembly time allows time careful applications for complex tasks
  • Open/Close time 10/20-30 min
  • Strong initial tack time and bonds stronger than wood
  • Bond can be heated by a heat gun and disassembled – useful for renovations
  • Unaffected by finishes

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Titebond Quick & Thick

Type: Dispersion glue PVA
Ideal for: Your workshop, home and craft use. It is the thickest and fastest setting water-removable glue on the market.
Bonds: Porous and semi-porous materials – Wood, cloth, leather, ceramics, glass, stone

  • Sets fast
  • Strong initial tack which still allows realignment of working pieces
  • Ideal for decorative mouldings in interiors, wooden mosaics and veneers, where clamping is not possible
  • Transparent after setting, lacquerable

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Titebond Cold Press Veneer

Titebond Cold Press Veneer

Type: Modified Polyvinyl acetate (PVA), high-quality, economical alternative to contact cement for large-scale bonding of veneers to flat surfaces, it also does not contain the harmful or corrosive fumes typical for most contact adhesives
Ideal for: Interior, navrženo specifically formulated for cold press laminating
Bonds: Wood to solid woods, particleboard, MDF, plywood and other porous materials

  • Cleans up easily with water in application or scrape or sand off when dry
  • Open/Close time 15-20 min

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Titebond White

Titebond White

Type: Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion, exceptionally strong white glue, that sets faster than most other comparable glues, offers excellent sandability and is unaffected by finishes. It is easy to use, non-toxic and cleans up with water.
Ideal for: Interior, general woodworking applications
Bonds: Wood and other porous and semi-porous materials

  • Sets faster than most other white glues
  • Colourless and translucent when dry
  • Versatile formula is ideal for general woodworking applications

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Titebond II Premium

Type: Crosslinking PVA, D3 water-resistant, interior and exterior
Ideal for:Humid interior, exterior woodworking projects, including outdoor furniture, birdhouses, flower pots and picnic tables
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather

  • Strong initial tack time and high bond strength
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 3-5/10-15 min
  • Unaffected by finishes

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Titebond II Dark

Titebond II Dark

Type: Polyvinyl acetát PVA s odolností proti vodě D3, obarvená verze lepidla Titebond II Premium do barvy tmavého hnědého dřeva, pro interiér i exteriér
Ideal for:Dyed version of Titebond II Premium. It has all of the same properties and advantages, but dries a dark brown colour.
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather

  • Strong initial tack time and high bond strength
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Open/Close time 5/10-15 minutes
  • Unaffected by finishes

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Titebond III Ultimate

Type: Advanced Proprietary Polymer with D4 water resistance, for interior i exterior
Ideal for:Outdoor projects especially in cooler temperatures, projects which have indirect contact with food
Bonds: Wood, cloth and leather

  • Strong initial tack and longer opening time allows more time when aligning parts
  • Open/Close time 8-10/20-25 min
  • Replaces polyurethane glues with their cleanup problems, extrémně vysoká voděodolnost
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Unaffected by finishes, solvents, heat and is mildew resistant

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Titebond Polyurethane

Type: Polyurethane glue containing isocyanate with D4 water-resistance, for interior and exterior
Ideal for: Gluing two different materials with strength close to epoxy resin
Bonds: Basically anything including wood, metals, ceramics and most plastics

  • Close time 25-30 min (non-drip), short clamping time 45 min, fast setting time of 4 hod
  • Cleans up easily with water in application or sanding when dry
  • Unaffected by finishes, solvents, heat and is mildew resistant
  • 100% waterproof (strength D4)
  • Use of disposable gloves advised (included in the package)

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