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No More Nails Adhesive
Member Name: jipp05
No More Nails Adhesive
Advantages: Sticks down nearly everything
Disadvantages: Hard to use on shiny surfaces
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.
Summary: A brilliant household product