Stick Stone: Adiseal Stone Adhesive Glue
Discover why Adiseal is the ultimate adhesive to glue stone. It will stick stone to many different materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic, tile, cable, polystyrene, masonry, glass & many other items.
Adiseal outperforms other adhesive when it comes to gluing stones of different types including marble, granite, travertine, Indian stone, sandstone & slate just to name a few. This article will look at out how to stick stone using an adhesive and also glue for stone.
Why Adiseal is great adhesive for stone
There are many reasons why Adiseal adhesive & sealant is a great adhesive for stone.
- Adiseal is the record breaking strongest adhesive & sealant. It has proved it’s the best product in an independent adhesive strength test by Ultimate Handyman.
- Adiseal stays permanently flexible so it will absorb any vibration and allow any items to expand & contract without the construction adhesive becoming weak.
- Adiseal is a waterproof sealant and waterproof adhesive so it is also suitable for use outside. It also seals underwater & glues underwater.
- Priming the material should not be required as long as the surface is clean of any dust, grease, paint or any other dirt.
- It does not stain or bleed into stone or masonry.
- Adiseal has very high gap fill properties.
- Has high initial grab meaning temporary supports may not be required while the construction adhesive cures. Adiseal Hi-Grab has even higher grab than the standard product, see below for details.
- With Adiseal, the stone does not require sealing prior to applying Adiseal.
On our concrete demonstration block we have stuck many different items using Adiseal adhesive & sealant. We have also stuck marble to the concrete with Adiseal adhesive & sealant being used as a stone glue.
Independent strongest adhesive test results
In the independent adhesive strength test by Ultimate Handyman, Adiseal was over 3 times stronger than the nearest competitor. The test on Adiseal was forced to be stopped as the screws holding the test rig down started to rip out.
“That is actually unbelievable!”Ultimate Handyman
Testimonials & some comments on the: Grab adhesive tests 2017, video on YouTube
- That Adiseal is phenomenal!
- That Adiseal is some stuff though, definitely need to get some of that bought!
- I instantly went looking for Adiseal!
- Need to get my hands on some of that to try out.
- Looks like a cracking product.
- Having used the two most expensive brands on numerous occasions, I’ll be trying out the others, especially the Adiseal.
- Adiseal certainly surprised me in this test!
- Fantastic tests. It’s unbelievable that Adiseal test with the hardwood.
Adiseal Adhesive & Sealant vs Adiseal Hi-Grab
Adiseal adhesive & sealant has high initial grab but for even more grab use the Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive. The final bond strength of both construction adhesives is similar.
Adiseal Hi-Grab is very useful when trying to bond heavy items to a vertical surface where the item is likely to slide down the surface without temporary supports to hold it until the adhesive has cured. With the Hi-Grab construction adhesive, the adhesive grabs straight away, eliminating the need for temporary supports even in more heavy applications.
Adiseal Hi-Grab also has even higher gap fill than the standard Adiseal adhesive & sealant. Due to Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive having a thicker consistency, a lot higher force is required to push the item to the surface you are bonding it to. For this reason in certain applications, the standard Adiseal adhesive & sealant is the better option to go for as the gap between the 2 items being bonded can be minimised creating a better bond. A good quality caulking gun (sealant gun) is also required to get the Adiseal Hi-Grab product out of the tube due to its thick formulation.
Other adhesives on stone
Problems with epoxy adhesives
Epoxy adhesives pose several challenges when used on stone surfaces:
- Lack of Flexibility: Epoxy’s inflexibility weakens bonds over time due to temperature and moisture changes, making it brittle and prone to breaking.
- Mixing Complexity: Epoxy requires precise ratio mixing of its two components for optimal properties, demanding careful measurement and thorough blending.
- Low Initial Grip: Epoxy’s weaker initial hold often requires temporary support during curing, increasing time and labor costs compared to Adiseal.
Problems with mastic adhesives
Mastic adhesives encounter several issues when used on stone surfaces:
- Weak Initial Bond: Mastic’s weak bond is inadequate for heavy-duty applications, suitable only for lightweight indoor use.
- Lack of Waterproofing: Mastic isn’t waterproof, unsuitable for areas with water exposure like bathrooms and kitchens.
- Inflexibility: Similar to epoxy, mastic’s inflexibility leads to a weakening bond over time.
- Low Initial Grip: Mastic’s weak initial hold demands temporary support during curing, increasing time and labor costs.
Problems with contact adhesives
Contact adhesives serve for lightweight sheet bonding but lack suitability for heavy-duty tasks, presenting various issues:
- Weak Initial Grip: Contact adhesives need temporary support during curing due to low initial hold.
- Limited Gap Fill: Poor gap filling leads to weaker bonds where surfaces are not closely positioned.
- Porous Stone: Sealing stone is necessary before using contact adhesive to prevent absorption.
Problems with using glue on stone
Glues are apt for lightweight bonding on smooth surfaces, but insufficient for heavy-duty stone applications. For robust bonding, a construction adhesive like Adiseal is recommended due to higher gap fill, initial grip, bond strength, and flexibility. Stone’s porosity necessitates pre-sealing before using glue.
How to stick stone with a stone glue
How to glue stone
- Clean surface.
Making sure the materials are clean is vital to get a good quality bond. Brush of any dust thoroughly prior to applying the adhesive. We recommend using a fine brush like a painting brush to remove fine dust.
- Sealing stone?
A common problem when using other adhesives or glue for stone is they tend to bleed into the stone. As some stone is a porous material, it requires sealing first before applying any adhesive or stone glue. Instead of using these other adhesives or glue for stone, using Adiseal will avoid this problem.
- Apply stone glue or adhesive.
Apply the stone glue or adhesive to 1 surface and firmly push the items together. It is not necessary to cover the whole area with the adhesive as when the items are pushed together, the adhesive should naturally spread depending on how thick it was initially applied and the gap between the two items. Maximising the coverage will provide a stronger bond on stone.
- Hold stone in place.
Temporary supports may be required if the items starts to slide down. Adiseal can take 24 to 48 hours to fully dry. It has high initial grab but for even more instant grab use the Hi-Grab product.
- Remove excess.
Wipe away any excess stone adhesive or glue. Adiseal can be simply wiped away with a cloth. Use Adisolve to help remove and uncured Adiseal.
For safety reasons on extra heavy stone, brick, tile or other masonry items, mechanical fixings also need to be used in conjunction with Adiseal when used on to bond items to vertical & overhead applications.
Tip: To store Adiseal once opened, leave about 1cm worth of product out of the nozzle and store the tube upright in a cool dry place. Adiseal requires moisture for it to cure. The exposed part out of the nozzle will cure creating a cap. To re-use Adiseal, pull the cured part out or cut the nozzle until the uncured part is reached.
How to bond wood to stone
Adiseal will successfully bond both softwood and hardwood to stone. It will provide a strong long lasting bond in both interior and exterior applications. Prior to applying the adhesive, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied. Make sure both surfaces are free from any dust, grease, paint or any other dirt. We recommend using a fine brush like a painting brush to remove fine dust from masonry and other materials.
On our concrete demonstration block shown above, before applying the adhesive we have thoroughly brushed the concrete using a paint brush to make sure any dust is removed.
After the surfaces are clean, with wood simply apply the adhesive to either material and firmly push it onto the stone. If there is potential of water in the area the item is being bonded to, Adiseal needs to be applied in thin vertical strips. This allows any water to run down between the strips instead of building up behind the item. In cold temperatures water will turn to ice which expands and pushes the surfaces apart.
There should be no need for temporary supports but if the wood does start to slide, then temporary supports may be required until the adhesive has cured.
Wood tends to soak up moisture in the air meaning it will expand. Using a flexible adhesive when sticking wood to stone is very important.
For safety reasons on extra heavy wood, mechanical fixings also need to be used in conjunction with Adiseal when used on to bond items to vertical & overhead applications.
How to glue metal to stone
Adiseal will successfully bond all metals to stone in interior & exterior applications. As described above, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied to.
Some metals may have an oil applied to it to stop the metal from rusting. This oil needs to be removed before the adhesive can be applied to the metal surface. Adisolve is ideal at removing oil, grease, tar & many other stubborn deposits.
To achieve a strong bond, lightly scratch the surface (not necessary) of the metal where the adhesive will be applied to. This will increase the surface area allowing for a stronger bond. Clean the surface thoroughly after scratching the surface to remove any loose metal.
Once the surfaces are clean, simply apply the adhesive and firmly push the metal to the stone. Temporary supports may be required if the items slide down, or use the Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive for more grab.
For safety reasons on extra heavy metal items, mechanical fixings also need to be used in conjunction with Adiseal when used on to bond items to vertical & overhead applications.
How to bond plastic to stone
Adiseal is suitable at bonding most types of plastics to stone. As with metal, clean the plastic thoroughly to make sure any dust, oil, grease, paint or any other dirt is removed before applying the adhesive. Scratching the surface of the plastic (not necessary) will increase the surface area increasing the strength of the bond between plastic & stone.
After both surfaces are clean, apply the adhesive and firmly press the item onto the stone.
Adiseal is also great when used to glue artificial grass to stone.
Please note Adiseal is not suitable at sticking polypropylene or polyethylene.
Glue for stone
It is also possible to glue stone using our Adiglue. Although Adiglue is less brittle than super glues, it is still not as flexible or strong as Adiseal construction adhesive & construction sealant.
In the example below we have glued a metal handle to a heavy concrete slab with the Adiglue glue. The concrete required sealing first with Adiglue Activator so that it does not soak up the Adiglue. Sealing is not required when using Adiseal construction adhesive & construction sealant to stick the same metal handle to concrete or stone.
We have also stuck some bricks together and also brick to MDF with Adiglue to demonstrate what it is capable of. Sealing with Adiglue Activator was required first prior to applying the glue.
Glue for Marble
Adiseal adhesive sealant & Adiseal Hi-Grab are great adhesives when used as marble adhesive or glue for marble. When using Adiseal or Adiseal Hi-Grab to glue marble, make sure both surfaces are thoroughly clean to get the strongest bond. Sealing the marble is not necessary on the surface where the adhesive will be applied. Once the surface is thoroughly clean, apply the adhesive to 1 surface and push the marble onto the other surface.
Temporary supports may be required until the adhesive has cured. When the marble is stuck on vertical or overhead applications, mechanical fixings are recommended together with the adhesive for safety reasons.
As explained above, it is also possible to use Adiglue to glue marble, but it won’t be as strong or flexible as Adiseal adhesive sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive. If using Adiglue to glue marble, the marble will require sealing first with Adiglue Activator before applying Adiglue. This is not required for Adiseal adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab.
To get the strongest possible bond with any glue for marble, making sure both surfaces are clean is very important. We recommend brushing the marble surface with a fine brush like a painting brush to help remove fine dust.
Adhesive for Granite
Adiseal & Adiseal Hi-Grab are great adhesives when used adhesive for granite or glue for granite. When using Adiseal or Adiseal Hi-Grab to glue granite, make sure both surfaces are thoroughly clean to get the strongest bond. Sealing the granite is not necessary on the surface where the adhesive will be applied. Once the surface is thoroughly clean, apply the adhesive to 1 surface and push the granite onto the other surface.
Temporary supports may be required until the adhesive has cured. When the granite is stuck on vertical or overhead applications, mechanical fixings are recommended together with the adhesive for safety reasons. As explained above it is also possible to use Adiglue to glue granite, but it won’t be as strong or flexible as Adiseal & Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesives.
Adhesive for Slate
Adiseal & Adiseal Hi-Grab are great adhesives when used adhesive for slate or glue for slate. When using Adiseal or Adiseal Hi-Grab to glue slate, make sure both surfaces are thoroughly clean to get the strongest bond. Sealing the slate is not necessary on the surface where the adhesive will be applied. Once the surface is thoroughly clean, apply the adhesive to 1 surface and push the slate onto the other surface.
Temporary supports may be required until the adhesive has cured. When the slate is stuck on vertical or overhead applications, mechanical fixings are recommended together with the adhesive for safety reasons. As explained above it is also possible to use Adiglue to glue slate, but it won’t be as strong or flexible as Adiseal or Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive.
Adhesive for Indian Stone
Both Adiseal adhesive & sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab are suitable at bonding Indian stone to many different materials. As Indian stone is a porous material, not all adhesives are suitable working with Indian stone. Adiseal adhesive & sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab do not bleed through or stain the Indian stone. They will provide a good strong bond on Indian stone that will remain waterproof & flexible.
How to bond Indian Stone
Making sure both surfaces are thoroughly clean is important to getting a good strong bond. We recommend brushing any debris off then going over it again with a finer brush like a painting brush to make sure any dust is also removed. Apply the product to one surface then push both materials together. Temporary supports might be required as it can take 48 hours for the product to cure.
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Frequently asked questions about sticking stone
Adiseal is the best adhesive to use on stone as it has proven to be the strongest adhesive by an independent adhesive strength test. Adiseal is flexible, waterproof, high gap fill, high grab, UV resistant and sticks almost any type of material to stone.
To remove adhesive from stone, use a sharp item like a knife or chisel. Usually chemical adhesive removers will not have any affect on stone adhesive.
As stone is a porous material, it will soak up any liquid glue or adhesive. With Adiseal this is not required as Adiseal will not soak into the stone. If the stone does require sealing for use with other adhesives, use the Adiglue Activator to seal it.
The best exterior stone adhesive is Adiseal. It is flexible, waterproof, high gap fill, high grab, UV resistant and can be painted over. It works in the dry, wet and even underwater. In an independent test, Adiseal has proven to be the strongest adhesive.
Stone glue is suitable for bonding a wide range of stone materials, including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, and other natural or engineered stones.
Adiseal has been shown to be the strongest construction adhesive in an independent test. Adiseal will stick many different materials to stone of different types. It will provide an extra strong, flexible and waterproof bond that is very durable, weather resistant and has long longevity.
Adiseal is one of the strongest adhesives for stone, offering superior bonding strength, high gap fill properties, and flexibility, making it a reliable choice for various stone applications.