Glue for Brick
To be able glue to brick requires a brick adhesive. There are lots of different adhesives available so what is the best brick adhesive? We’ll explain why Adiseal adhesive & sealant is the best brick adhesive for sticking different items to brick including wood to brick, metal to brick, stone to brick & plastic to brick. It is suitable for both interior applications as well as an exterior brick adhesive.
Which adhesive to use on brick
Many different adhesives are able to glue to brick but might not provide the best bond. A product needs to adhere well to both the brick and other item. If it’s being used outside then it needs to stay flexible, UV resistant & waterproof. To achieve a strong long lasting bond, the correct brick adhesive needs to be used.
Why Adiseal is the best adhesive on brick
The Adiseal Hi-Grab product is useful when you don’t have time to use temporary supports. Items stuck to a vertical surface are likely to slide down the surface until the adhesive dries. With the Hi-Grab construction adhesive, the grab is instant, eliminating the need for temporary supports. This can save time and labour costs.
Whee there is no need for an extra high instant grab adhesive, the standard Adiseal adhesive & sealant product is recommended for bonding applications. The reason for this is because the Hi-Grab product is a very thick product so requires a lot higher force to push the items close together.
Problems with epoxy adhesives on brick
Although it would be possible to stick something to brick with an epoxy adhesive, it won’t provide the best long lasting bond. Some of the problems of epoxy on brick include:
Problems with mastic adhesives on brick
Problems with contact adhesives on brick
It’s possible to bond light sheet materials with a contact adhesive but it won’t be suitable for more heavy duty applications. Other problems with contact adhesives include:
How to attach wood to brick
- Clean surface
Prior to applying the adhesive, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied between the wood to brick. Make sure both surfaces are free from any dust, grease, paint or any other dirt. Using a fine brush like a painting brush will help remove fine dust.
- Apply adhesive
Apply Adiseal to one material. Try to cover as much surface area as possible to get the strongest bond.
- Push wood to brick
Firmly push the wood to brick.
- Temporary supports
Temporary supports should not be required but if the item starts to slide away then place temporary supports until the adhesive dries.
Wood can soak up moisture in the air and expand and contract. For this reason a flexible adhesive like Adiseal is recommended to glue brick to wood.
How to attach metal to brick
To stick metal to brick, Adiseal will provide a very strong, long lasting, flexible & waterproof bond. To get the strongest bond, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied to.
Oil can be applied to some metals to stop them from rusting. To get a good bond, this oil needs to be removed first before applying the adhesive. Adisolve is ideal at removing oil, grease, tar & many other stubborn deposits.
Scratching the surface of the metal can help an adhesive stick to metal better. If the surface of the metal is scratched then clean it to remove any lose debris.
How to stick plastic to brick
How to bond stone, tile, masonry, ceramic & concrete to brick
To stick these items to brick, follow the steps as shown above. As heavy items are more likely to slide away, temporary supports are more likely required than when trying to stick lighter items. The Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive might be more suitable if you want to avoid using temporary supports.
Glue for brick
It is also possible to glue to brick using our Adiglue product. Although Adiglue is less brittle than super glues, it is still not as flexible or strong as Adiseal construction adhesive & construction sealant.
To demonstrate the strength of Adiglue on brick, we have stuck bricks together and also MDF wood as well. The bricks & MDF required sealing first with Adiglue Activator so that it does not soak up the Adiglue.
Glue to brick other items with Adiseal
Exterior brick adhesive
When trying to stick something to brick in exterior applications, this requires an exterior brick adhesive. Adiseal is an ideal exterior brick adhesive. It remains flexible, UV resistant & waterproof.
Tip: When using an exterior brick adhesive where there will be chance of water running behind the item, it’s recommended to apply the exterior brick adhesive in thin vertical strips. This allows any water to run down instead of building up on top of the adhesive. In cold temperatures, this water can freeze and expand. This can place additional pressure on the exterior brick adhesive.
Visit our detailed guide on adhesives for more information on adhesives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Adiseal is the best adhesive to use on brick. It has proven to be the strongest adhesive in an independent test. Adiseal is flexible, waterproof, high gap fill, high grab, UV resistant and sticks almost any type of material to brick.
To remove adhesive from brick, use a sharp item like a knife or chisel. Usually chemical adhesive removers will not have any affect on brick adhesive that are not solvent based.
As most brick are porous, it will soak up any liquid glue or adhesive. With Adiseal adhesive & sealant this is not required as Adiseal will not soak into the brick.
Yes Adiseal is suitable at sticking items to brick in interior and exterior applications. It remains flexible, UV resistant & waterproof making Adiseal a great exterior brick adhesive.
To stick a loose brick back into place, it is possible to glue it with Adiseal. Adiseal will provide a long lasting flexible bond on the brick. The Adiseal Hi-Grab product will provide a higher initial grab. The professional method would be to use mortar.