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Let's Stick Together
No More Nails Adhesive
Member Name: Bellroyd
No More Nails Adhesive
Advantages: SticksThings Together Well
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.
Summary: There are still some jobs where you WILL need nails!