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Old 09-27-2019, 06:01 AM
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Strongest glue for mixed media?

What’s the strongest glue to stick things to canvas / gesso / acrylic paint surfaces?

In particular I want to stick shapes cut from linoleum, from the black rubbery material door mats are made of, and a dense hard foam material (not sure name of material).

Is epoxy best?

Other recommendations?

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Old 09-27-2019, 06:34 PM
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Re: Strongest glue for mixed media?

Welcome richardc!
You might use Gorilla glue that will stick anything. I've not used epoxy so can't answer.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:40 PM
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Re: Strongest glue for mixed media?

I use matte acrylic medium for heavier applications- comes in a jar..not the liquid. You might also try E-2000 or higher # for heavier additions..especially on canvas.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:53 AM
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Re: Strongest glue for mixed media?

I use liquid matte acrylic medium. It will bond to the surfaces you mentioned and most other surfaces.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:57 AM
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Re: Strongest glue for mixed media?

The epoxy syringe stuff will work on anything. Bonus its fairly cheep and can be found even at the dollar store. Even better then crazy glue. Its just a bit tricky to handle. Make sure if you do use that not to get it on skin. Might be more trickery to get unstuck then crazy glue. Some dry in mins but there are others that will give you more time.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:32 AM
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Re: Strongest glue for mixed media?

coat your hands very liberally with hand lotion, sit still for 15min, wipe off excess. then work the superglue. the cheap ones are unpredictable, they spew like some kind of novelty toy. if yours do this, put them in the fridge for a half hour, this should help.

if you get the glue on your skin, just let dry then wash hands with a good soap of the fatty type. don't know how to describe soap, the one you use when working a lot and washing your hands a lot. i paint in oils, washing hands ten times a day so i had to find a soap recommended by a local wood workshop.
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