Contact Cement Contact Cement
Appling contact cement can sometimes be tricky because of how fast it sets, but it can be used to join materials that other glues don’t work on. Contact cement works on plastics, veneers, rubber, glass, metal, and leather. When applying the glue, make sure you are in a well ventilated area.
- Step 1: Clean the surface of whatever you are gluing together and let it dry.
- Step 2: Apply the contact cement with a brush or roller so it covers the entire surface.
- Step 3: Join the two objects together and let them sit for 15 minutes. After this the contact cement will have settled into its completely hardened state.
- Step 4: Clean up any stray glue with nail polish remover.
Tips for Using Contact Cement
One of the most important things to remember to do while using contact cement is to keep the bottle sealed as much as possible. If you leave the container open there is a strong chance that a lot of the glue inside will dry up quickly. If you can’t get the container completely closed there is probably a buildup of glue on the outside. Remove the excess glue with nail polish remover and put the cap on as tightly as possible.