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Gorilla Wood Glue is the adhesive that woodworkers, carpenters and hobbyists trust for their woodworking projects. Gorilla Wood Glue, a PVA glue, offers the benefits of an easy-to use, water-based adhesive, with the holding power Gorilla is known for. The glue is incredibly water resistant and dries a natural color that offers an invisible bond line for your projects.

Available Sizes

4oz. 8oz. 18oz.

Clamp Time: 20-30 Minutes // Open Time: 5-10 Minutes

Dry Time: 80% in 1-2 Hours // Dry Color: Natural Wood Color

Full Cure: 24 Hours


GORILLA WOOD GLUE 4oz. Directions

Gorilla Wood Glue Directions

  1. Application

    For best results, it is essential that the wood surfaces are prepared prior to application of glue. For laminating, the surfaces should be planed smooth, leaving the board surface free from machine marks, tear-out and snipes. Also, be careful to avoid burnishing and end snipes. Just how much Gorilla Wood Glue to apply depends on many factors. In general, apply a generous amount of glue on one of the surfaces. On hard-to-glue woods, apply the glue on both surfaces. Rub together with the other surface to distribute the glue evenly on both surfaces. Enough glue should be applied so that a fine bead of glue squeeze-out will occur when clamping. Coverage: 1 gallon of Gorilla Wood Glue will cover about 200 square feet. 1 fluid ounce will cover approximately 1.6 square feet.

  2. Clamping

    The technique and type of clamp to be used is determined by many factors: the specific type of joint, type of stock or lumber, moisture content of stock, room temperature, assembly time and surface quality. In general, apply enough pressure that will cause a fine bead of glue to squeeze out when the proper pressure is applied.

    Clamping Time (amount of time pressure needs to remain applied): 20–30 minutes for room temperature applications. The temperature must be above 55°F. Note that clamping time can be dependent on temperature, humidity, and the porosity of the wood.

    Cure Time (amount of time for glue to reach total bonding strength): 24 hours

  3. Clean Up

    Clean up while glue is wet: Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe off excess glue. Make as many passes as needed with the clean area of the cloth to remove all the glue. When areas have completely dried, sand as needed. Wash hands, skin and damp cloths in soap and warm water, then rinse.

    Clean up when glue has dried: Use a sharp putty knife, razor, or sharp scraper to shave hardened glue from surface, then sand as needed. Soak hands and skin in soap and warm water, wash, then rinse.

    Cleaning the bottle tip: Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe off excess glue after closing. If tip becomes clogged with dry glue, remove the cap and push the clog backwards with a toothpick, then rinse cap with warm water.

    To remove Gorilla Wood Glue from hands, wash with warm soap and water.

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Is there any way to remove Gorilla Wood Glue from carpet and/or fabric?

Once dried, it is very difficult to remove Gorilla Wood Glue. If the glue is still wet, adhesive can be removed with water.

Please keep in mind, this response is for Gorilla Wood Glue, a water-based PVA. If you are looking for information for removing Original Gorilla Glue, please click here.

How can I prevent creep?

The best solution to minimize creep is to make sure the wood species being joined are the same species and moisture content to start. When gluing, orient the grain in the same direction. For more information on glue creep, click here.

How can I prevent stepped joints?

The best solution for stepped joints is to make sure the wood pieces being joined are of the same moisture content. After gluing, wait for moisture around the joint to evaporate before planing or sanding. The length of time to wait depends on air circulations, temperature, relative humidity around the panel, amount of water added by the glue and wood species. Generally, seven days is sufficient.

Can I disassemble a glue joint?

Once cured, it is virtually impossible to disassemble a Gorilla Wood Glue joint without damaging the surfaces.

Can Gorilla Wood Glue be used in steam bending wood and laminating?

Yes. The substrates need to be steam bent and dried first to prevent creep or stepped and sunken joints.

Can Gorilla Wood Glue be used in spraying applications?

Yes, but depending on the spraying equipment, the viscosity of Gorilla Wood Glue may need to be lowered with water (not to exceed 5% by weight).

Can Gorilla Wood Glue be applied with a syringe?

Yes. The viscosity of Gorilla Wood Glue will allow it to be injected using a glue syringe applicator.

Please note that this answer is regarding Gorilla Wood Glue, which is a water-based PVA. We do not recommend using Original or White Gorilla Glue in a syringe application, as it has a higher viscosity.

Can I change the viscosity of Gorilla Wood Glue?

Gorilla Wood Glue, unlike Original Gorilla Glue, is a water-based adhesive. You can thin Gorilla Wood Glue by adding water (not to exceed 5% weight).

Original Gorilla Glue foams as it cures. Does Gorilla Wood Glue foam?

Gorilla Wood Glue is a water-based polyvinyl acetate (PVA) and will not foam as it dries.

Original Gorilla Glue, however, does expand 3–4 times the amount that you apply.

Will Gorilla Wood Glue adhere to stained or painted items?

Gorilla Wood Glue will work on stained surfaces. However, if the surface has been painted or sealed with a sealer, urethane, varnish or shellac, Gorilla Wood Glue will not adhere to it.

Can heat be used to break the glue bond?

Gorilla Wood Glue is very heat resistant. Once cured, it is safe to heat up to 150°F.

What does solvent resistance mean?

Solvent resistance means that once cured, Gorilla Wood Glue’s strength and consistency are not compromised by exposure to most solvents, such as paint thinners.

What is ANSI/HPVA Type II water resistance?

ANSI/HPVA has set up criterion for determining different levels of water resistance for plywood.Type I rating means the bond is waterproof.
Type II rating means the bond is water resistant.

Gorilla Wood Glue passes ANSI/HPVA Type II, while Original and White Gorilla Glue® passes Type I.

What makes Gorilla Wood Glue different than other wood glues that are currently available?

Gorilla Wood Glue is incredibly strong and bonds faster. It requires just 20–30 minutes of clamping.
In addition, Gorilla Wood Glue dries a natural color for a professional finish. No more orange “after-glow.”