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8 oz. Carpenters Wood Glue Max

  • Versatile formula enables its use for a variety of wood surfaces
  • Sandable and paintable for improving the texture
  • Formulated to maintain the bond even when subjected to water
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Elmers Wood Glues have been a familiar site in workshops and homes for over fifty years. Now with its new and improved formula it is better than ever. It is sandable and paintable. Easy clean up with soap and water.
  • Sets fast and bonds strong
  • New and improved formula is ANSI type 1 waterproof
  • Sandable and paintable
  • Easy cleanup with soap and water
  • Better results on staining, painting, and sanding than with ordinary wood glues
  • With Wood Glue MAX, the wood will break before the bond does
  • Comes in a variety of sizes
  • When it's time for a specific fix, Elmer's application-focused adhesives make it easy to find exactly the right Elmer's for the job
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Q:Is it safe for pets to chew on
by|Dec 16, 2021
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A:  No, that is not recommended. Thank you for your business!

by|Jan 3, 2022
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    Q:what is the minimal air and material temperature for optimal adhesion?
    by|Nov 16, 2020
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    A:  Hi Barb any thing above 50 degrees is required and good to go

    by|Nov 16, 2020
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    Q:IS THIS THE SAME GLUE AS PROMAX
    by|Dec 11, 2018
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    A:  Hi Mitch no Elmers and Promax are not the same glues

    by|Dec 11, 2018
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    Q:What does damp mean on instruction on the glue?
    by|Nov 26, 2018
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    A:  You should dampen the wood prior to applying the glue . A wet wash cloth , wrung out works well . Apply the washcloth to the wood to add a tiny bit of moisture. Than you apply the glue to it .

    by|Mar 23, 2021

      A:  Hi Babs, means it can be use in damp locations

      by|Nov 27, 2018
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      Customer Reviews

      4.7 out of 5
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      TRULY WATER PROOF
      Elmer's WoodGlue MAX is truly water proof. I took a piece of cedar and a piece of redwood and sloppily glued them together, about a 4 inch section of each end and left 10 inches overhanging each end for leverage to test strength. I glued and only pressed wood together by hand a few seconds and let set without clamping for about 4 hours. Then tried my best to break bond levering every way possible till I started splintering the cedar edges. OK it makes a strong bond, really strong. Then I plunked it right into a bucket of water & secured it under water for about 12 hours, then tried to separate them every way possible again. No way was the glue joint going to give while wet and this is only about 19 hours after I glued them. I let it air dry and sun dry in our 95 temps at about 10% humidity for 2 days then tried breaking bond again. No way!!! Staining was another story. I tried to show in photo. I deliberately smeared glue on cedar and after all the above testing I sanded it down to about level and used a top quality brand name wood stain in golden oak. Rubbed it in well twice & wiped it off. It doesn't look like it took the stain to me. You can see the wood is light where the excess glue is. I am sure it will paint fine but might show a slight texture difference. Will probably work great on stained projects if you are not a sloppy as I deliberately was.
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      6 found this review helpful
      Trusted brand - works great
      I love old architectural fragments and antiques, and enjoy revitalizing them and displaying them in my home. Sometimes they are fragile and need a little TLC. This wood glue is perfect for repairing loose or detached areas without drilling or using nails or screws (which can splinter or damage old wood). I reattached a section on this corbel - can you even tell? I find this trusted brand works well, dries clear, and holds heavy weights. Just what I need for every wood project.
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      Just as good as the old stuff
      I've used Elmer's Wood glue for as long as i can remember for all of my wood projects. It's strong, sturdy, and bonds really well. And as long as you manage your drips, you'll have a perfect finish everytime. Enter the WoodGlue MAX. I've placed it next to an older bottle of the glue so you can see the difference. In appearance, it is a shade darker, but not by much. Additionally, it is a tiny bit more viscous, but barely noticeable. And as you can see on the packaging, it has all of the same great qualities of the original wood glue, but with one extra: Resists Heat, Mold & Mildew. Honestly, i've never had a problem with any of those affecting a wood project of mine, and i've had many in the past. But i guess it's better, right? As for application, the bottle has the same tried and true tip as always, allowing for a nice and even flat stream of glue exactly where you want it. So what's the verdict? From my limited experience, it's as good as the original. And if the claim is that it has been improved, then even better! To summarize, if you like working with the original Elmer's Wood Glue, then you'll be just as pleased with their new product.
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      3 found this review helpful
      One of my favorite glues, be careful with shipping it
      **I'm writing this review based on my experience with Wood Glue Max - not the bottle I received via Fedex. Unfortunately the bottle I received showed up frozen. It's really a crapshoot to use glue that has been through a freeze and thaw cycle, but after thawing I could tell this glue had chalked and is no longer usable. I would recommend this as in in-store purchase if you live in a cold climate** I think this is the best type 1 PVA glue on the market. I would buy it a lot more often if I could get it locally (see above reasoning) in gallon sizes. My wife and I do a lot of woodworking. We make a few hundred cutting boards a year. The durability of our cutting boards owes itself in a large part to the glue used. We really need 3 properties: 1 - Open time. Some of the cutting board designs are really complex. It takes a few minutes to arrange everything before applying clamping pressure. Glues with long open times are really important. I've found with wood glue max, you are really safe for about 5 to 6 minutes. The glue barely has any tack beyond the initial hydraulic tack when applied. This is awesome 2 - Waterproof. This glue is waterproof above grade. It's safe for those outdoor projects as well. 3 - Safe for indirect food contact. This glue is As far as the claims on the bottle - they are mostly accurate. It is definitely strong. I haven't done any official strength tests, but once clamped and cured, it holds and it's permenant. It's also a little on the thicker side. I like this a lot. Especially with complex glue-ups that take time to arrange, the glue doesn't simply slide off. It has a good initial tack as well. As far as being stain-able, I would say absolutely not. Yes, stains, finishes, and paints will adhere to it. However if you don't clean up all the squeeze out and any amount of glue is left on or in the wood to be stained/finished, it will be very obvious. It's not as an extreme of a difference as some glues, however it is no where close to being transparent to finishes like hide glue is. It does sand/scrape much easier than titebond III (it's competitor). Titebond III dries rock hard. Wood glue max isn't - even after 24 hours. It's a lot easier to remove any squeeze out. This is a big plus Overall I would say this is my favorite PVA glue, and in my opinion the best type 1 PVA on the market. When I need long open time or something waterproof, I'm going to use Wood Glue Max. Try it if you haven't. You'll like it a lot.
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      This stuff is great! I really makes a tight bond between the pieces you want joined. Very easy cl...
      This stuff is great! I really makes a tight bond between the pieces you want joined. Very easy clean up. If you are concerned about the appearance when dried be careful in your application. Maybe there is a clear formula?
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      So far, so good! I used this to mend a...
      So far, so good! I used this to mend a broken leg on an antique desk which has unfortunately been poorly repaired several times in the past. Followed the directions, applied this. Could not clamp it but did let it sit for 48 hours. It's holding up well so far, after a week.
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      A peice broke off my son’s new wooden loft bed...
      A peice broke off my son’s new wooden loft bed I spent hours putting that bed together I didn’t notice a peice was broke till I was almost done putting it together so there was no way that I was going to take it apart and ship back a 200lbs bed. Picked this wood glue up it worked like magic!
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      best wood glue
      This glue expands, be sure to clamp. Not as much expansion as some othee brands. that can come in handy in certain applications. I like to have on hand for looser joints but i still like to use the classic glue(not max) for tighter joints. Dont think this is AS strong
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      1 found this review helpful
      Great Wood working glue. Minimal running and drip.! Quick grip and short set time when you appl...
      Great Wood working glue. Minimal running and drip.! Quick grip and short set time when you apply thinly on both pieces being glued. Wished I would have started using it when it first came out!
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      STICK WITH THIS
      I am an Elmer's Wood Glue fan. I have used it for years in numerous carpentry projects. It has always performed well for me. This product, Elmer's Wood Glue Max, exceeds the performance of the other Elmer's Wood Glue that I have used. It has the same (or better) gluing properties and holds better than ever. Plus, it's stain-able which is a a huge plus when building projects that are to be stained rather than painted. It is sand-able and has a super strong hold. I will use this new product in all of my wood building projects from now on.
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