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No More Nails Adhesive
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
No More Nails Adhesive
Advantages: Easy to use, Does what it says, Plenty of uses
Disadvantages: None for me
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.
Summary: No More Nails. Brilliant!
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