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Stick Stone

(Last Updated On: 21 July 2020)

Stick Stone


Adiseal adhesive & sealant is great at adhesive to stick stone to different items including wood, metal, concrete, plastic, tile, cable, polystyrene, masonry, glass & many other items. Adiseal adhesive stone glue will work with many different types of stone including marble, granite, travertine, sandstone & slate to name a few.

Adhesive on concrete used to bond different items including wood, metal, stone, plastic & other concrete. Stick stone to concrete.

On our concrete demonstration block we have stuck many different items using Adiseal adhesive & sealant including using to glue marble to the concrete.



Which stone glue?

There are many adhesives & glues available that can be used to stick stone but to achieve a strong long lasting bond the correct adhesive or stone glue needs to be used.


Why Adiseal is great adhesive for stone

There are many reasons why Adiseal adhesive & sealant is a great adhesive for stone

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  • Adiseal is the record breaking strongest adhesive & sealant. It proved it’s the best 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 waterproof so it is also suitable for use outside.
  • As long as the surface is clean of any dust, grease, paint or any other dirt, priming the material should not be required.
  • 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.


In the independent adhesive strength test by Ultimate Handyman, Adiseal was over 3 times stronger than the nearest competitor. In fact it was so strong that the screws holding the test rig down started to rip out forcing the test on Adiseal to be stopped.

best grab adhesive test results graph


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.

Hi grab adhesive on concrete slab

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 you can reduce the gap between the 2 items being bonded.

Hi-Grab adhesive with extra high grab & gap fill.



Problems with epoxy adhesives

There are several problems with using epoxy adhesives on stone. Listed below are the main problems of epoxy adhesives.

  • Although epoxy adhesives might initially bond the item to a stone surface, epoxy adhesives are not flexible meaning the bond will become weaker over time. Air temperature & moisture changes cause items to expand & contract putting extra forces on an adhesive. If the adhesive is not flexible it will become weak & brittle, then eventually break.
  • Epoxy adhesives also come in 2 separate components which require mixing. To achieve optimum epoxy adhesive properties, the 2 components need to be the correct ratio therefore require careful measuring. They also need to be mixed thoroughly together. If these 2 are not done then the optimum properties of the epoxy may not be achieved.
  • Epoxy adhesives have lower initial grab than Adiseal, meaning temporary supports will usually be required whilst the epoxy adhesive cures. This increases time & money with extra labour cost.


Problems with mastic adhesives

Just like epoxy, mastic adhesives also have many problems when being used as an adhesive on stone. Listed below are the main problems of mastic adhesives.

  • The main problem with mastic adhesive is that the bond is weak in the 1st place. A mastic adhesive might be suitable at sticking light items indoors but will fail at more heavy duty applications.
  • Another problem with mastic adhesives are they are not waterproof. This means they are not suitable for use where there will be water like bathrooms, kitchens or outdoors.
  • Just like epoxy, mastic adhesives are not flexible meaning the already weak bond will become weaker over time.
  • The initial grab of the mastic adhesive is also low meaning temporary supports will be required, increasing time & labour cost.


Problems with contact adhesives

Contact adhesives may be suitable in sticking light sheets to a surface but won’t not suitable for more heavy duty applications. There are a number of problems with contact adhesives.

  • Contact adhesives have low initial grab meaning temporary supports will be required until the adhesive has cured.
  • Contact adhesives also has low gap fill meaning if there is a gap in certain places between the 2 surfaces of the items being bonded, the contact adhesive will not stretch between the 2 surfaces. This will create a much weaker bond as only in a few places where the surfaces are very close together will the adhesive successfully bond.
  • As stone is porous it will require sealing first so that it does not soak up any contact adhesive.


Problems with using glue on stone

Glues are generally suitable at sticking small items to smooth surfaces but not for more heavy duty applications like bonding items to stone. For more heavy duty applications, a construction adhesive like Adiseal will be required. Glues have lower gap fill, initial grab, bond strength, flexibility & other problems compared to Adiseal adhesive & sealant when trying to stick items to stone. As stone is porous it will require sealing first so that it does not soak up any glue.


How to bond wood to stone

Adiseal will successfully bond both softwood & hardwood to stone creating a strong & long lasting bond in both interior & 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.

Adhesive for concrete to bond wood, metal, plastic, polystyrene, stone & other items. Stick stone to concrete.

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 bond 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 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 Adsieal 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 will increase the surface area increasing the strength of the bond between plastic & stone.

After both surfaces are clean, apply the adhesive firmly & press the item onto the stone.

Adiseal is also when used to glue artificial grass to stone.



How to bond stone, brick, tile or masonry to concrete

Adiseal is suitable at bonding stone, brick, tile or masonry to concrete in interior & exterior applications. Brush of any dust thoroughly prior to applying the adhesive. With Adiseal, priming of the stone, brick or masonry is usually not required as long as the surfaces are thoroughly clean.

A common problem when using other adhesives or glue for stone is they tend to bleed into the stone, as stone is a porous material. Instead of using these other adhesives or glue for stone, using Adiseal will avoid this problem.

To use Adiseal to bond stone, brick or masonry to concrete, make sure both surfaces are thoroughly clean of any loose bits & dust. Apply the product to 1 surface and firmly push the item onto the concrete. Temporary supports may be required if the items starts to slide down.

As stone, brick, tile or other masonry items are usually heavy, to avoid using temporary supports until the adhesive has cured, the Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive may be more suitable for more initial grab.

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.


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.

extra strong glue for metal, wood, plastic, glass, leather & many other items.

We have also stuck some bricks together & 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.

Adiglue strength demonstration. Bricks stuck together with glue. Bricks also stick to MDF.



Glue for Marble

Adiseal & 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 or Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesives.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best glue for 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 & sticks almost any type of material to stone.
adhesive on concrete to bond many different items

How to apply stone adhesive?

Making sure both surfaces are clean of any dust, grease, paint & any other dirt is vital before applying the adhesive on to the surface of the item being stuck to the stone. Adiseal has good initial grab but Adiseal Hi-Grab has even higher initial grab.
If temporary supports can be used then it is recommended to use the standard Adiseal Adhesive for a closer bond.

How to remove stone adhesive?

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.

Does stone need sealing before applying a glue or 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.

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