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I purchased some flat pack furniture a few months ago, which came with what seemed like glue to stick the drawer fronts on. I was somewhat dubious of the strength of the glue at the time, even more so when the drawer fronts began to drop off and needed shoving back on. In preparation for moving house in a few weeks, I decided I'd better get some stronger glue!
I headed off to B&Q to locate some fairly strong glue. After much deliberation/shelf staring, I selected "no more nails" because I'd erm... heard of it. Now would be an ideal time to admit that I know nothing about DIY. A 200ml tube of "no more nails" cost me £4.50 which seemed to be an average sort of price across the different brands. I took it home and found myself a screw driver and set to taking the drawers off the runners.
The tube is a squeezy tube and it was easy to squeeze the glue out and onto the wood. The main problem here is that the tube of glue has a wide top and no applicator type device. It made precision difficult, I must admit. Although I was most careful about where I put the glue on the drawer, it needed a bit of a poke into place with the end of the tube. After attaching the bits together, I left the drawers out so that they would dry. The packet told me that I would need to wait at least 24 hours until the glue was completely dry and the maximum amount of time needed; however that it bonds quite quickly upon application. However, after about two hours, the glue (which is white) began to look clearer and clearer, which I took to mean that it was drying. After about 4 hours, I put the drawers back on to the runners, well before the maximum time and they've stayed together so far. So far, so good!
No more nails is designed to stick all types of wood, tiling, metal, stone, plastic, plaster and concrete together. I've used it for a few other things as well as my drawer fronts and everything is bearing up well! If you need some strong glue, this is definitely a good one. However, definitely be careful with application in case it ends up going everywhere! Also, remember to wash your hands after!
Remember the old days? Those DIY days when you had to use nails in order to make sure that thing stuck together. Whacking them in with the heaviest hammer that you could get your hands on. Hammering the nails into the piece of wood so that it will stay in place for as long as you hope it would.
Then, still in the olds days, when you had to use the strongest of screws to make that join stronger than just using nails.
Well, these days you can put away that hammer, saving you squashing your ringers and thumbs when things go a little wrong. And you can keep you screwdrivers safely in your cupboard so there's no need to worry about getting a blister in the palm of your hands.
Yes, these days there is something that helps stick one thing to another without nails and screws, yet can manage to achieve the same 'grip' that those screws and nails often get.
This genius thing that is going to send nails and screws into the history books is something from a company called Unibond, with this particular product being called 'No more nails', which, as the name may give you a little bit of a clue, it saves you having to use nails, or screws, but I suppose if they called it 'no more nails or screws' then they may not have got all the letters onto the containers that the product comes in.
Firstly though, speaking of containers, there are a vast amount of 'No more nails' containers out there, for both interior and exterior work, from light jobs such as wood to wood, to heavier jobs such as hanging things from a wall. Each product clearly stating exactly what the glue inside should be used for.
** So, let me give you a brief idea of how each applicator is used...
* Number one... the caulking gun tube, which is a solid tube with a tapering nozzle that screws onto the end and on the other end there is a circular disc that slides into the tube itself. For this tube you have to buy a caulking gun, which is a tube like device, shaped a little like a gun, that has a long metal rod that sticks out of the rear end of a tubular frame. Then, on the bottom of the tube, there is a trigger that you pull in order to control the flow speed of the glue when it comes out.
NOTE: these caulking guns come in several different designs but they all work in the same way.
To actually use this method you simply place the glue tube into the metal frame of the caulking gun, ramming the metal rod into the circular disc of in the rear end of the tube. Then, with the red cap on the tapered end taken off and the plastic end sliced off so that you have a small hole in the tapered nozzles end, you pull the trigger of the gun until it begins to become harder to squeeze. This is when the glue will start to ooze out of the tapered nozzle and onto the surface that you want gluing.
Is this method any good then..?
This is my favourite method as I find that it is the more versatile and can make gluing things together a lot easier and, once you have the hang of the gun, it is a lot more controllable.
* Next, we have the easier to use squeezable tube that is made of a much thinner plastic and can be squeezed easily by one hand, which saves having to invest in a caulking gun.
This tube is used simply by cutting off the nozzle end, leaving a small hole for the glue to come out of. Then you place the hole onto the area you want gluing and gently squeeze the tube from the top end. Or should that be the bottom end? It all depends which way you have the tube sat I supposed, but either way, squeeze it from the opposite end to the nozzle.
And this method, is this worth using..?
Yes, of course it is. If you don't feel comfortable with a gun and only need to use the glue once in a while then it may be worth just buying one of these tubes as it should last you a while. As long as you remember to seal the nozzle when you've finished using it and you put it on the shelf.
* Finally, there's the aerosol tube, which, as the name suggest, is powered by compressed pressure from inside the metal tube. To use this you simple press down on the trigger which is on the top of the tube, where the nozzle meets the tube itself, and the pressure inside the tube does the work for you.
What about this method..?
Again, this is easy to use and means you don't need to become an expert with the caulking gun. The trigger is lightweight and can be pressed with the gentlest of touches, which can be naughty as it does tend to 'splash' out a little bit if you get a sudden twitch on your trigger finger.
NOTE once more...
There is a much smaller applicator that comes in a small glue container but as I don't really use that one I won't waffle on about it. But I'm guessing that the stuff inside does exactly the same job as these ones as it is the same glue.
* So that's the applicators, what about the glue itself...
Well, to be blunt, the glue is designed to stick to objects together without the use of anything such as nails and screws, and it can glue everything really, wood, brick, metal and more, in fact, almost anything else that you can think of bonding together, including skin so do be careful.
When it dries it does turn white, unlike some glues which dry clear, which would be better if the glue is going to appear on show anywhere. Plus, when it has fully gone 'off ' it allows a little bit of 'give' so that certain things you stick together can expand and contract without the dried glue splitting apart.
When you do apply it to both surfaces it does create a few mm's of thickness so when you apply pressure to the join the glue will 'ooze' out and should be cleaned away as soon as possible or it will become tricky to clear away when it goes off.
* And how do you use it..?
Well, each application methods is slightly different, but, as I said, the end result is the same. So, to actually use the glue you simply squeeze the required amount onto both sides of the objects that need gluing, wait a few second, then simply push the two pieces together, applying pressure so that the two pieces 'lock' together.
The actual 'locking' process begins straight away, with the two sections of glue that you squeezed onto the surfaces beginning to bond. Then, after about a minute the glue should have become strong enough for you to be able to release the pressure that you were applying.
The process of the bonding begins to take effect and the glue works its miracle as it grips what ever you are trying to bond together.
I won't go into the technical process of the bonding and how the glue actually works as, for one, this would be boring, then, I may comes across as a bit of a show off, but the main reason I won't mention how it actually works is that I haven't really got a clue about the bonding process. I mean, I'm a DIYer not a boffin. But how ever it works it certainly works.
NOTE, for the third time...
To get the best bonding you're best off leaving the pressure on the pieces for as long as possible, maybe using clamps if possible. This saves you having to stand about holding something together for hours on end.
The best results for full bonding comes after a good 12 hours of contact, so the more pressure you can apply for that time the better the bond will be.
* Is it safe..?
Yes and no...
What I mean by this is that it has no fumes that will cause you to pass out if you are working in an enclosed space but I wouldn't recommend trying to eat any of the glue if you get it on your fingers. And if you do get it on your skin then it's best to try and wash it off as soon as you can.
But over all it is safe to use if you remember to treat it like it is a glue.
* What about cleaning up afterwards..?
This is like any other glue when it comes to cleaning up afterwards. When it is fresh it can be wiped away but it may be tacky and leave some residue afterwards which may be harder to clear away totally.
But if you leave it until it is fully dry then you may have to go through the scraping and sanding process if the glue has oozed out onto a visible area.
* So what do I think of 'No more nails'..?
Without doubt this is one of the best DIY ideas that I have come across, glue wise, as it really does what it says on the tin, or the tube if you will.
It is an all rounder for sticking things to something else, be it a bracket to a wall, a strip of wood to another strip of wood, a brick to a brick, this 'glue' is as solid as a rock.
Applying it to the things you want to stick is easy enough, with the caulking method being the most complicated, and, to be frank, my personal favourite method of application, but even this is as easy as squeezing a trigger and moving a little nozzle around a bit. But if you apply it in the right way then the bonding process takes effect in no time at all, creating a strong bond that should last for many years.
Even when the glue has been applied I still have plenty of time to get the pieces I want bonding into place properly, with a little pushing and manoeuvring until I'm happy with the positioning. Then, once I'm happy, I let the glue do what it's supposed to do, bond the pieces together, which takes a few minutes to get going.
As I said, my personal preference is the caulking gun methods as I find that to be the easiest method, but as I said, all the application methods are as easy as each other and I have tried them all. The softer ' squeezable' tube is your more flexible method, being a little like squeezing a tube of toothpaste, all be it a large tube of toothpaste, but toothpaste none the less.
What more can be said about what is technically a glue? Well, it's a glue that offers more sticking power than a used chewing gum in your hair and is applied easier than lipstick before that big night out.
If you want to stick fast with very little mess then this is the glue for you.
* Now for the price...
The prices vary, depending on which method of application you want to go with and the size of the tube you're after. but the prices range from a few quid to maybe ten quid for the larger tubes, (although if you do choose the caulking tube then you will have to spend another five pounds or so on a caulking gun).
* Is it worth buying..?
Here is where I would have to say "it all depends on what you have planned?".
What I mean by that is that if you want to stick something together without using nails and screws then this will stick it together. Say, for instance you have to stick a slot of wood to something that you can't get to with a hammer swing, or maybe if you hit it with a hammer then it may cause some damage or loosen something. If that's the case then this glue is ideal for that job.
In fact, to be honest, it's well worth getting a tube or two if this 'no more nail' in as it does have a good shelf life if kept in the right conditions, maybe lasting a good 12 months after being opened, as long as you make sure you put the lid back in tightly, so that it's there when and if you need to use it in a DIY emergency.
In all, if it says 'no more nails' then it means no more nails.
I do have to say that there are other products that claim to be as good as 'No more nails', with names that are very similar to this one, such as 'hard as nails' and others, with some being found in pound shops and the like. But to be honest, I've tried some of these other products and have found that they are not quite as good as 'no more nails', being either not as good at bonding or taking what seems like an eternity to actually 'go off '.
So do make sure you get the right product for the right job.
No more nails is a strong relativley uick drying adhesive that stick pretty much anything to pretty much anything else. I've used it for endless DIY jobs around the house and find it far better than many other so-called super glues on the market.
I'll stick to reviewing the no more nails for interior use as this is the one that I use most. It's also available in exterior grade and a variety of special purpose types.
No more nails is supplied in a plastic tube heavily branded with the name in bold. The plastic tube is much like a toothpast tube and can be rolled from the bottom towards the nozzle to squeeze out every drop. One issue with this is that if the glue is left open the nozzle will block with dried glue, but a nail pressed through this will usually allow you to get any remainder out.
The cap is a screw cap which is better at sealing the glue from the air than a flip cap.
The glue is applied by squeezing a small amount on to both of the surface to be stuck and presing them together. After holding for 10 seconds the glue sticks, however will require few hours to fully cure and provide its full strength properties.
The glue dries white (not clear like some other similar looking glues) which may be unsightly. I tend to use it in places where it won't be seena s I have found that after some time it will discolour to a murky yellow.
The glue claims to adhere to tile, wood, metal, ceramic and concrete and most other building materials. I am yet to find something that it doesn't stick (Being an engineer I could dig into free surface energies...but I won't!)
I have used this around the house for many applications including strengthening the legs of a self built table. For this it worked perfectly as the glue does not dry as brittle as something like araldite (cured epoxy) meaning the table has a slight flex and the glue doesn't snap off at the slightest touch.
I also used no more nails interior to reinforce a homemade surfboard wall mount after it fell off the wall damaging my board due to my use of screws that weren;t deep enough. The mount has held firmly for over 6 months so far!
no more nails interior sells for around £4 for a 322g bottle measuring 22.6 x 7.4 x 5.6 cm. this is extemely reasonable for such a versatile glue and the bottle has lasted me ages with occassional use around the house.
Highly recommended over other similar products. Non-messy, reasonably priced, quick drying and very strong....everything equired by a glue!
When doing a bit of DIY we generally try not to cut corners but, on the odd occasion, there we come across a product that would make our lives easier and save alot of time and effort - and hopefully lead to the same results. Having seen no more nails advertised extensively on the television in the past, I was well aware of the product and felt confident that it would be one of these 'making life easier' products.
We purchased a tube of no more nails in our nearest homebase store for around £4 - it is stocked in most DIY stores. The tube was pretty much as pictured here - it is also available in other packaging with a more precise nozzle for application but this one suited our needs perfectly. It is basically a very strong adhesive that eliminates the need for screws or nails in most DIY jobs. It adheres to most building surfaces and is described as 'extremely versatile'.
We used this for various odd jobs around the house and also outside (as long as not excessively wet, we found it to hold well outside too). We stuck things down with this - for example beading around our wooden floor and a displaced panel of wood in the doorway. It was extremely easy to apply - just like any glue - we used a generous amount when, in truth, we could have probably got away with much less. Then we pushed the surfaces of whatever we were sticking together and held in place firmly for a minute or so. This then stuck immediately, although over time as the adhesive dried it obviously gave a stronger hold. One thing to note is that this dries a dark brown colour (I had anticipated white as for most glues) so care in the application is necessary to avoid any telltale signs.
We keep a tube of this in the garage for odd repair jobs as we have indeed found it very versatile and relieable. The tube has lasted us well too and the contents have not dried out either (as long as the cap is replaced firmly after use) so this was definitely a value for money purchase. It has definitely made odd repair jobs easier and quicker and given results as good as I would expect from more long winded remedies. Recommended.
I am not a big DIY fan. I used to enjoy doing DIY around the house but it was never as good as getting a professional in and it always got comments from my lovely wife of 'that's a bit wonky' and 'that shouldn't look like that'. After hours of trying to do something and then getting criticism doesn't really leave you wanting to get your tool box out in a hurry. However there are times when it just isn't practical to get somebody out.
This is where no nails comes in handy. If you find that you want something nailing together or timber comes apart this really is a great fix. It also helps fill gaps in timber. The high strength adhesive is suitable for fixing most building materials. The added benefit is that it is water based & non-flammable. It is 'safe and easy to use, the solvent free paste forms an instant bond'.
It comes in several types of container but the most common one is the one pictured above. Usually it means cutting off the plastic nozzle and squeezing with relative ease from the tube. After squeezing it is normally workable for about 20 minutes before it starts going harder. However it will not set completely for anything upto 24 hours. There is a very slight odour upon use but this goes away very quickly. It can also be used in all kinds of temperatures.
It is also only suitable for timber that does not have pressure applied. If it does you will find that the pressure forces the no nails paste apart. In this case you are much better with nails or screws. A good example would be putting up coat hooks/hangers. The pressure of the coats on the timber would easily pull the timber off the wall.
It costs about £4 a tube and is available in most DIY shops.
Would I recommend no nails. Yes I would but only in the right circumstances. Don't use it trying to stick together anything heavy but it can be very useful for smaller jobs.
Copyright stebiz 2012 - also on ciao.co.uk
When it comes to DIY jobs around the home I like to think of myself as a "trier", I'll attempt the basics but I know my limitations so like to have a go at doing something before admitting defeat and either calling in a favour or paying somebody else to do the job for me. When I moved into my new home a few months ago there was a lot of work that needed doing, every room needed some work and whilst I drafted in some help to do the big jobs of wallpapering and tiling there were a few minor bits and bobs that I could do myself. For some unknown, no doubt random reason there was a long piece of skirting board missing from one of the walls in my bedroom, I couldn't see any reason why it shouldn't be there as there didn't appear to be any damage to the wall but for whatever reason it was missing. A quick trip to B&Q saw me coming home with the wood I needed and to hold it in place I bought a tub of No More Nails, sold as shown in dooyoo's accompanying picture.
I have used No More Nails before and found it really good at holding a dado rail I had in a previous home so pretty much knew what to expect from this when I bought it. Unibond, its manufacturer, claims that it is suitable for use with most surfaces around the home and will bond metal, ceramic, wood, and most plastics where ever you want them to be stuck. It's an adhesive, hence its name, and is used instead of nails (funnily enough) and whilst I haven't had too much experience with it I would say that it's very easy to use as all you need to do is apply the adhesive to whatever you want fixing in place. For me this meant applying it to the back of my piece of skirting board and I would briefly mention here that it's probably a very good idea for both the item you are sticking and whereever it is being put in place to be clean and as dust free as you can make them as the adhesive needs to make a tight bond once it has been positioned. The adhesive comes freely out of the tube once a little pressure has been put on the sides of it, it's solvent free so doesn't have too much of a pongy smell to it and holds in place after about 10 seconds.
For me I found this to be brilliant at holding my skirting board in place, I added a liberal amount of the adhesive to make sure it had plenty to work with and to this day it has stayed in place, I've been able to paint my skirting board without displacing it and as far as I'm concerned it's done the job I expected it to do without any fuss or hassle. I haven't used it on more complex jobs so can't comment on how effective it is on intricate work or when used on anything other than wood but for me it was a fantastic buy that saved me a lot of time and effort. The £5.00 or so I paid for my tube was money well spent and I'd have no hesitation in recommending No More Nails to anyone else.
Five stars from me as a rating, thanks for reading my review.
I am not exactly the world's handiest man when it comes to doing work around the house. I do try however but unfortunately sometimes my efforts leave a lot to be desired. Luckily these days there are a ton of different products that you can buy to help take some of the hassle out of DIY. No More Nails is one of those products.
No More Nails is an adhesive that is designed to replace the need for screws and nails in loads of different household tasks that usually call for the hammer to be broken out. It costs between £5 and £8 depending on whether or not you buy the tube or the cartridge and of course where you buy it from in the first place.
I usually buy the cartridge but the tube would do for most things that you might want to use it for. I think I just buy the cartridge because it looks more professional and I can try and kid myself that I look like I know what I'm doing when in actual fact I am using a glue to stick things on instead of nailing it in properly.
Even though it might be the easy way out and not very professional to glue things on instead of using nails this doesn't take away from the fact that No More Nails is absolutely brilliant at what it does. It can be used to stick so many items down and once they are down there is no way they are coming back off again without a great deal of hassle so there is no need to worry that after using this and showing off your DIY skills that said item might fall down and embarrass you.
I first bought No More Nails when I moved into my house and needed something to stick the new skirting boards down. For this is worked amazingly well and they are still up without no hint of looseness or gaping. I have used it for door frames, door bells, loose tiles, you name it I have probably tried gluing it down at some point or another.
It is really easy to use as well. You just need to put some on the back of whatever it is that you want to glue down and then hold it to wherever you want to bond it to and hold it for a minute or so. The No More Nails grabs onto the surface instantly and as long as the object isn't too heavy then you can just let it go and leave it to harden after a few seconds. You can also just glue the surface and then place the object straight on to it. You don't need to completely cover the surface as you only need a small amount and if you did cover the surface entirely then it would leak out over the edges and make a mess.
The cartridge does need a metal gun to be really accurate but once it is in place I do find it easier especially when reaching for those more awkward spaces. The tube is fine for most everyday items though and which one you buy really does depend on how intensively you think you will be using the No More Nails.
No More Nails does work best on items that are porous like plaster or wood. With these there is never any problem and even with heavy items it glues them down almost straight away. I have had problems with using it in the bathroom to try and stick down a small metal shaving mirror and for this is was almost impossible and mirror just kept sliding back off. I just assume that this was because of the glaze of the tile causing the glue to not to be able to bond correctly. In the end I just gave up and had to get the cordless screwdriver out but this is the only time that I have encountered any sort of problems with it.
No More Nails Dries like concrete and is a total pain to get off when you have put too much on something and it has leaked out of the edges. It can be removed but involves a lot of scraping and there is always a gritty feeling left over that you can notice but only slightly. Trust me when I say it is much easier to remove any excess when the adhesive is still a little wet. Talking of wet make sure and replace the lid when you aren't using it as it will dry out and make squeezing any out impossible without cutting some of the applicator off.
One big problem I have had is that with No More Nails being so good I have used it to secure shelves before that I didn't use brackets for and the shelves were obviously too heavy for the wall but instead of the shelves just falling off the No More Nails had stuck them so tight to the walls that they ended up taking a big chunk of plaster with them.
No More Nails is a brilliant item for any household to have around. You would be amazed just how often I find need for this and it is one of the few things that I absolutely wouldn't consider not having about to help out with the DIY jobs and general maintenance that comes with having your own home.
My Dad is a plumber which means he has all kinds of DIY goodies in his van which I regularly steal or instruct him to use to sort something out for me! Recently my drawer in my television unit just fell apart and so I went up to see my Dad to see what he had to help me fix the drawer. He gave me a cartridge of no more nails and sent me on my way to fix the drawer myself.
No more nails is made by unibond which is a recognised name in DIY and so I trust it automatically. I have purchased cheaper products from the pound shop which claim to do the same thing as this one but they just always seem to be a nightmare to use and are never quite as good as the real thing in my opinion. No more nails is suitable for many jobs around the interior of the house and I know that my Dad has used it to stick on a piece of skirting board that fell off as well as fix my sisters drawers too. You are advised on the cartridge or tube that you can use this product for wood, plastic, tiling, metal, stone, plaster and concrete and whilst I cannot comment on all of those it does seem to work especially well on wood in my experience.
When it came to use this product on my drawer I was pleased that my Dad had given me the cartridge of no more nails and the gun to use with it which thankfully was already assembled. In the past when I have used cheaper versions of this product it has been a mammoth task just to squeeze some of the adhesive out of the tube to use and then almost impossible to get a steady flow going but with the gun doing the hard work for me I was able to use this product freely in the grooves of the drawer and also on the parts which were going to stick to the drawer front. The glue is a white colour and it dries white too. You are able to paint over it should you need to which I think is excellent.
When I put the base of the drawer in to the grooves on the drawer some of the no more nails did squeeze out and so I quickly wiped this up just using a piece of kitchen roll so the inside of the drawer wasn't looking messy. I would advise you work quickly if you need to do this but that it does also wipe away quite easily if you get to it quick enough. I held the drawer in place using my hands for probably around thirty seconds but after this time I was fine to let it go and it had stuck well. The tube boasts that it will hold something after ten seconds and it may well be the case but I personally just wanted to give it a few more seconds to really grab on. I did leave the drawer out over night to fully dry but I don't think I needed to do this but I was airing on the side of caution more than anything.
I would fully recommend using this product for DIY type jobs around the house. My son's handle has fallen off his drawer (what is it with us and drawers?!) so I think I will be going to pinch this off my dad once more as I know it is a quick working, strong and long lasting adhesive. You can purchase this in a tube from amazon for just a few pounds and I do think it is a great product. I would personally try and get the cartridge and gun for ease of application myself but obviously I don't have to actually go out and buy this product myself!
Thank you for reading my review!
I'm an enthusiastic DIYer and provided I don't get carried away and stay within my level of competence, I can succeed in most home maintenance tasks.
Chief amongst these is sticking things together - either because they have become detached or broken or a gap has appeared - we found quite a few small cracks appearing in our newly-converted barn conversion during the first couple of years - nothing structurally serious but enough to crack the paintwork and occasioanlly the plasterwork where it abutted the skirting. This stuff filled them in nicely and it was fine once I had ovepainted it.
So, although we have not had recourse to the tube that often, we do from time to time use No More Nails as a convenient means of effecting a decent repair. We first bought it in the midst of all the launch publicity which was many years ago. However, the flexible container in which it is stored has allowed it to remain workable throughout.
It is described as an Instant Grab Gap Filling adhesive and it is claimed that it will bond wood, plastic, brick, metal, glass, ceramics and plaster.
As the name suggests it was first marketed as an alternative to using nails but it has proven itself to be successful in all the aforementioned applications and more. I suspect it now has a place in most people's garages or in that cupboard under the sink where we shove everything that we don't have a different place for.
Before using the product, you need to make sure that the surfaces to be joined are clean and dry and free from grease and loose material.
No More Nails is easy to use - having prepared the surfaces to be joined, you squeeze a bead of the white product onto the surface and instantly press them together. You may need to use some temporary support, depending on what you are seeking to join together, but in my experience it sets pretty quickly, although it says on the tube that you should allow 24 hrs for drying.
The instructions make clear that it is not to be used in wet areas nor should it be used for mirrors. Should you happen to spill some on your hands or elsewhere, it wipes off easily. Because it is in a resealable tube, you don't get any waste and because the tube comes in a large size, it seems to last for ages, as evidenced in our own house.
No More Nails is a Unibond product and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
No More Nails is an extremely strong adhesive that is available in a few different varieties such as No More Nails On a Roll, No More Nails Instant Grab Adhesive & the original No More Nails which is what my review is based on.
I purchased a 300ml tube for around £3.00 from my local Wilkinsons and I received 50% extra free which was a fantastic bargain. The tube is a strong plastic with the instructions on how to use the No More Nails as well as a hanging tab for hanging up in store and it has a screw top lid to avoid it drying out.
To use this is pretty simple just ensure that the surface is clean and dry before use and then a 6mm bead will cover an 11mm area and if you use a primer then this can even be painted after it's been allowed to dry for 24 hours. The screw top is very helpful and it does make it easier to use and stop it from drying out even a little bit. There is no strong smell when this is being used and here are some of the things that I have used it for in the past:
Fixing a small piece of edging around the kitchen cupboards
Used this as filler and just smooth it off as soon as I'd squeezed some out
Fixed a piece of a banister back in
There are many uses for this and it's especially good when used on wooden surfaces and when it dries it will be white. It can be used in place of screws and nails for many purposes and I have found it to be extremely useful.
I have had my tube for around a month or two now and it's not dried out or not worked on any of the occasions that I have used it. Also, it does seem to dry far faster than the 24 hours but this is dependant on the surface used, weather conditions and other contributing factors.
I would definitely recommend this as it's a very versatile and useful product and it's not expensive. I am going to rate this 5/5 as it's just brilliant!
I bought the new multi-purpose no more nails super stregth version in the squeezy tube as it was suppsed to have 50% extra grab formula and better still it was half price. I am really pleased that I did get it as it has come in really handy for a couple of jobs
No more nails is for use on anything from wood, metal to brick glass and concrete I must admit I havent tried it on everything yet
I did use it to stick on a broken handle on a set of drawers that my boyfriend was going to through out this was a couple of years ago and the handle is still good. More recently I used it to stick the metal runners of out computer desk to the wood as the pull out shelf kept falling apart Ive just yanked it a little and it is still holding
I also used it to stick the brass toilet roll holder to the bathroom wall as it was on a slant and didnt want to have to get my boyfriend to refit it
I have a loose skirting board that I have been meaning to fix so I will report back on how that goes
For useage it says a 6mm bead covers 8.4m I usually just squeeze a bit out
It is supposed to dry in 24 hours but it was a couple of minutes before I used the computer shelf again and it seems to have worked
Very handy to have in the house
Do It Yourself is not my forte! I try but more often than not my attempts fail miserably. So like many households we end up with numerous DIY tasks all waiting to be done.
A friend of ours is having a house purpose built and his Father, a carpenter by trade, is hanging all of the doors, fitting the kitchen and when I called in to see him he was busy sawing up lengths of skirting board ready to fit.
Nosiness is nothing if not carried out well! so I stayed to watch him for a while. Fully expecting him to get the screws and nails out ready I was surprised to see him produce a tube of NoMoreNails! He explained to me that the product was used for numerous jobs on building sites now and it was just progress.
I was intrigued because I had never seen the adhesive used before, let alone for `sticking` skirting boards on!
Anyway to cut a very long story short we had a problem in our kitchen that we thought that we might be able to solve using the adhesive.
Two of the running boards under the kitchen units had started to rot and crumble away, we had been to B&Q and had bought the formica board to replace them, but we had never had the courage to remove the old boards in case we couldn't put the new boards on.
So with bated breath we decided to remove the two offending boards, which practically fell apart in our hands! then we cut the new length and applied NoMoreNails to the back of the new piece of board. We held it in place for a minute or two and then put a couple of little wooden wedges in between the tiles and the new board to secure it in place until the glue had properly dried. Well the next morning all was well, the new running boards looked clean and tidy and they had stuck solid!
So the adhesive got full marks for performance.
Unibond themselves describe it as being a high strength adhesive with a very strong grab.
Its safe and easy to apply, it adheres to most building materials, it dries with a white finish and any residue can be cleaned away easily.
They say that its perfect for for fixing skirting's, coving, architrave, plasterboard or worktops.
NoMoreNails is solvent free and is perfect for all of those indoor tasks.
It certainly saved a lot of work for us, instead of having to drill screw holes and then cover the holes over with filler etc, the job was done in half of the time and im sure that the adhesive will come in handy for some more jobs that need doing!
A 200ml tube of NoMoreNails costs in the region of £3.75 and is available from most good hardware stores and DIY Shops.
Being a home cinema enthusiast, when I moved in with my girlfriend, I wanted to set up my surround sound speakers. Whilst my girlfriend was fine with this, she was not keen on the idea of lots of speaker leads obviously trailing everywhere, this left me with two options, I could either sink the wires into the walls, or I could use small section trunking to hide the wires.
I initially decided upon the harder more time consuming method of sinking the wires into the walls, however after a few tests we decided that this was not going to work, our walls are solid concrete which varies between being virtually impossible to drill/chisel to dry and crumbly. As such we went for the trunking.
The trunking was supplied with "super strong" tape on the back designed to stick the turinking place meaning no nailing of screwing to the wall. We made sure the walls were clean and dust and grease free then tried sticking the trunking in place. It stayed on the walls for all of five minutes before it sagged then fell off, despite our best efforts to press it into place firmly along the whole length of the trunking.
My mother then suggested No More Nails. She had half a tube left from a job she had been doing and a spare dispenser gun. The tube slotted nicely into the dispenser gun and we began. The glue is quite firm so required a reasonable amount of force on the dispenser to begin with, though once we had got it started it cam out in a nice bead allowing us to evenly and neatly apply it to the trunking. With a bead of No More Nails along the middle of the trunking, we set about placing in along the wall.
Once in place there was enough what I call slip time (ie before the glue really grips) to allow us to make enough adjustments to get the trunking in exactly the right place before we pressed firmly along the length of the trunking to ensure good contact. Initially I had thought that it was unlikely to work very well as the plastic would notabsorb any of the glue and so would be unlikely to adhere very well. I also thought that we would need to maintain pressure on the whole length of trunking while the glue set. I was wrong once pressed firmly along the length, the glue was holding the trunking firmly in place with no sign of slipping at all, it's claim of instant grab was actually accurate.
The trunking has now been in place for nearly 2 years and has not caused us any problems at all. We can sweep along the top of it or vacuum it and it never feels like it might fall off, it feels really firmly in place.
If we ever need to remove the trunking I'm unsure how easy it will be or what damage it might do to the walls, but I can't let that have any baring on my review because lets face it, this is a review of a glue and it works very well indeed.
I will certainly use this product again.
Ezekiel ch 37 v 17: ?And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.? I've been using it about the house for millennia, and in the most literal sense possible it has not let me down once. Even though it takes a long time to set, this product is an absolute boon in working around phobias, and the long drying time means that ?there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand? (Deuteronomy ch 3 v 17). God bless Unibond. Job ch 41 v 17: ?They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.?
The TV advert had lodged itself in my memory bank ... a chap sitting on a chair which was, for some unexplained reason, suspended half way up a wall ~ thanks to the extraordinary sticking power of UniBond's NO MORE NAILS. Well the DIY job which I had in mind didn't include any gravity-defying stunts involving items of furniture ~ I merely wanted to replace the bottoms of some old drawers in a 'chest-of-drawers'. Now this particular item of furniture doesn't bear the quality hallmarks of Waring and Gillow craftsmanship ~ in fact it is perhaps most kindly described as "cheap, wobbly, mass-produced, pine-effect tat". But it IS useful. I had never attempted repairs of this sort before, but I felt confident that even a novice could deal with something so seemingly straight-forward. Over the years the drawers had carried a fair weight in knickers and vests. But the backs and sides had begun to bow outwards with the sheer strain of so many garments; while the bottoms had sagged and distorted, and were constantly dropping out. Upon inspection I found that a groove had been scored along the front, sides, and back of the drawers. The bottoms had originally fitted snugly inside the grooves, and they had thus maintained their correct load-bearing position for quite a while. Ahhaa ... so it would be JUST a case of sawing a piece of hardboard to absolutely the correct size ... and if I could somehow permanently SECURE the new bottoms in place ... so that they stood no chance of being able to sag or distort ... then they would NEVER drop out in the future. My first thought was "screw it". That was my second thought too, but I realised that my accuracy with positioning the screws couldn't be counted on, particularly as the hardboard was quite thin. Squirting glue into the grooves and shoving the new bottoms in place seemed a much more likely method. I spotted NO MORE NAILS, i
n its dark green livery, with screaming gold capitals, in Wilkinson's. The Tube boasted that it was "Super Strength"; "Instant Grab Gap Filling Adhesive"; "New 50% Extra Grab Formula". Apparently it could grab wood, plastic, brick, metal, glass, ceramics, and plaster. I bought it for £2.99, feeling sure that it would grab my hardboard without any trouble. WRONG!!! Now I may be a bit naive when it comes to DIY, but as far as I'm concerned "INSTANT GRAB" roughly translates as "immediate sticking" or at the very least "stuck solid, within in the next few seconds". I filled the grooves with NO MORE NAILS and held the first bottom in place for a few minutes ... lifted up the drawer ... and the bottom fell out. Back to square one ... more glue ... held it in place for longer this time ... lifted it up ... and ~ Hey Presto ~ the bottom fell out. Hhhmmm, I was fast becoming a sticky mess, and so was the kitchen floor ... more glue ... and this time, with the help of Selotape, string, and the dog's lead, I strapped the whole lot together. Two hours later, I unwrapped the drawer ... lifted it up ... and the bottom dropped out. I scanned the tube for an address where I could send a "Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to complain ..." letter ~ and that's when I saw it: THE SMALL PRINT! "UniBond NO MORE NAILS dries in approximately 24 hours". Oh right ... so that's what "instant" means. Well, what can I say? Maybe this stuff is excellent if you leave it in contact with whatever you want to stick for an entire day and night. Personally, I was SO disappointed that it hadn't lived up to the manufacturer's claims on the front of the tube, that I couldn't be bothered trying it again. And anyhow ... after you've squeezed the tube a few times it distorts so much that you can't get the enormous white cap back on. So
there's not much chance of saving it for another day. No more nails? Well go out and buy some ... and get a selection of screws at the same time!