latex-, versus solvent-based adhesives

daninthedirtNovember 3, 2013

I see that Liquid Nails "construction adhesive" in a cylinder, is "latex-based" and listed for for indoor use. Cheap stuff. The Liquid Nails "general purpose adhesive", in a squeeze tube, is "solvent based," and is listed for outdoor use. More pricey. But I've seen latex adhesives for outdoor carpeting. Latex is water soluble, until it dries. What gives?

I gather that the latex-based adhesive doesn't dry hard, but I believe the "general purpose adhesive" does. Is that the main difference?

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They are both adhesive and ideally bond the same way when cured. the latex version is less harmful to both health and environment and cleans up easier than the solvent based, but IMHO solvent based almost always works better.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 9:53AM
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