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Limestone Adhesive

Limestone Adhesive: Strong Flexible Bond on Natural Stone

Adiseal extra strong limestone adhesive is a high-performance bonding solution for limestone, granite, marble, masonry, slate, and various natural stones. It ensures a robust, waterproof, durable, and flexible bond. Its weatherproof properties make it ideal for both interior and exterior applications in limestone bonding and sealing.

Adiseal adhesive proves effective in adhering limestone to a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, concrete, stone, brick, and other construction materials. In independent adhesive strength tests, Adiseal has demonstrated superior strength, outperforming other adhesives in securely bonding limestone and various materials.

Why Adiseal is a great adhesive for limestone

Adiseal is the optimal adhesive choice for limestone, granite, marble, masonry, slate, and natural stone. It is well-regarded for its outstanding strength, flexibility, waterproofing, and a range of other essential features.

Strong adhesive for granite, marble, masonry & stones.
  1. Adiseal’s strength has been shown through independent testing, solidifying its position as the strongest adhesive and sealant.
  2. It maintains flexibility, enduring vibrations and movements without compromising strength or the bond becoming brittle.
  3. Adiseal’s complete waterproof properties make it suitable for various applications, both indoors and outdoors, and even underwater.
  4. Priming is unnecessary; Adiseal skips this step, saving time and money, as long as the surface is clean.
  5. Its non-staining formula prevents seepage into porous materials like limestone, marble, granite, or natural stone, preserving their appearance without any risk of staining.
  6. Exceptional gap-filling properties ensure a strong bond even on uneven surfaces.
  7. Adiseal provides a fast initial grab, reducing the need for temporary supports during curing. For more demanding applications requiring an even higher initial grab, Adiseal Hi-Grab is available.


Adiseal, recognized for its exceptional strength as an adhesive and sealant, bonds and seals a variety of materials.

Strong adhesive demonstration on concrete.
Demonstration of stone marble and other items adhered to a concrete block.

In a demonstration, we achieved a successful bond between marble and a porous concrete block using Adiseal adhesive and sealant. This strong bonding occurred without the need to seal the surfaces, highlighting Adiseal’s impressive capability to bond porous materials without concerns of bleeding or staining.

Strongest adhesive in independent test

In an independent adhesive strength test, Adiseal exhibited more than three times the strength of its nearest competitor, reaching an impressive 3123 psi. The test had to be discontinued as the screws securing the test rig started to fail, unable to withstand the incredible strength of Adiseal. It’s worth noting that Adiseal could have achieved even greater strength if the screws hadn’t yielded under its power.

ProductMax pressure when adhesive bond broke (psi)
Adiseal3123 + psi
SupaBond1115 psi
Tec 71016 psi
HB42942 psi
Loctite PL Premium873 psi
Gorilla Grab Adhesive862 psi
Bond It PU18582 psi
Bond It Save Nails411 psi
Adhesive strength test results.

Strongest adhesive, shown in independent strength test; illustrated in chart.

Ultimate Handyman’s test video showcasing strongest adhesive strength

Adiseal Adhesive Sealant vs Adiseal Hi-Grab

To achieve superior initial grip strength in an adhesive, consider using Adiseal Hi-Grab. It provides a more robust initial hold compared to the standard Adiseal adhesive, making it ideal for heavy-duty applications or situations where temporary supports are impractical during the curing process. Both Adiseal adhesive sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab ultimately offer similar final bond strength.

Concrete instant grab demonstration with high-grab adhesive.
High initial grab adhesive for granite bonding

How to stick limestone with adhesive

How to stick limestone with adhesive

  1. Surface Preparation

    Make sure that the surfaces are clean, dry, and free from any dust, grease, or debris. Thoroughly wipe them down, and if necessary, use a fine brush or cloth to eliminate any particles.

  2. Application

    Apply the adhesive to one surface, covering as much area as possible for a stronger bond. Avoid using excessive adhesive to prevent it from squeezing out when the two materials are pressed together.

  3. Pressing Surfaces Together

    After applying the adhesive, firmly press the granite onto the desired surface, ensuring even pressure across the bonded area for a secure connection.

  4. Curing Time

    Allow the adhesive to cure for the recommended duration, typically 48 hours for a full cure, as specified in the product instructions.

  5. Avoid Disturbance

    Minimize any disturbance to the bonded surfaces during the curing process to ensure a strong and durable bond.

For secure bonding of heavy materials like limestone, granite, marble, stone, slate, or masonry items, it’s advisable to employ a dual approach combining adhesive with mechanical fixings, especially for vertical or overhead applications. This ensures added stability and support, minimizing the risk of detachment or accidental falling of the bonded items.

Suggestion: When bonding items in damp conditions, consider applying the adhesive in narrow, vertical strips. This allows water to drain between the strips, preventing pooling. In colder temperatures, accumulated water might freeze, potentially impacting the adhesive’s effectiveness.

Glue for Limestone

Adiglue functions as a glue for limestone, but its strength and flexibility are not as robust as those of Adiseal construction adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive. Sealing of porous limestone will be required before applying Adiglue.

In the demonstration below to show how Adiglue can bond materials to stone and masonry materials like limestone and concrete, a metal handle was successfully attached to a concrete slab using Adiglue. Before applying the glue, the porous concrete was treated with Adiglue Activator to prevent absorption. However, when using Adiseal adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab to affix metal to concrete, marble, slate, limestone, or granite, sealing is not necessary.

Strongest glue for granite, marble and other materials.
Limestone glue strength demonstration


Adiseal adhesive and sealant is available in the following colours:

Adiseal can also be manufactured in any RAL colour.

Where to buy limestone adhesive?

In the UK to buy limestone adhesive or granite glue, please contact us for details of your local stockist. For other countries visit www.guglue.com

Frequently asked questions about limestone adhesive

What adhesive is best for limestone?

To bond limestone, Adiseal adhesive has been shown to provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable bond on granite. It can be applied to try or wet surfaces. It has also been shown to be the strongest adhesive in independent testing.

Can limestone adhesive withstand outdoor weather conditions?

Yes, products like Adiseal excels in durability and weather resistance, making it suitable for outdoor limestone projects. It protects against moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations.

Does limestone work for both interior and exterior limestone applications?

Yes, products like Adiseal are suitable for both interior and exterior limestone bonding and sealing projects.

Suhail Matadar has extensive experience in the construction industry as an electrician, involved in installing, inspecting, and testing electrical systems in various projects. He excelled in sales, working for a major UK wholesaler, selling construction products to professionals and the DIY market. Suhail's background includes working at a leading home emergency repair company dealing with trades people. With a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering, Suhail has worked with PLCs in the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry. During his studies, he gained practical experience at a chemical manufacturing company known for producing award-winning cleaning, hygiene, and livestock protection products for over a century. Currently, Suhail runs a global business specialising in supplying, researching, testing, and distributing chemical construction products like adhesives and sealants.