I installed some hand rails on cement and cement block...
October 22, 2019
I installed some hand rails on cement and cement block stair steps outside my cottage. I used multiple cement anchors along with this Loctite construction adhesive. Worked out very well. Very solid an sturdy.
I'm resurfacing a fireplace wall with MSI Ledger Stone Panels (6 in. x 24 in. x ½ to ¾ in.), but I didn't want to deal with the mess and hassle of mixing and troweling Thinset, - nor did I want to sacrifice performance over
convenience. I mean, who wants panels or tiles falling off the wall. This stuff is about twice the cost of other products I've used in other renovations, but stuff works extremely well. There are other products that are more expensive than this, too, but I'm not trying to glue a 50-pound anvil to the wall either.
Bottomline: More expensive. Quick grab, yet allows several minutes to fine tune/level tile or panel. Super hold. I had a panel upside-down and had to peel off… did I mention sick Grab”? So far so good .. only time will tell for sure.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is great if you want a quick and strong hold. PowerGrab Ultimate Crystal Clear is easy to apply and a secure hold. When applying, make sure you have everything where you want it because one applied, there is not removing it.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I wanted to used the entire tube on multiple projects at once because I was concerned that if I didn't use it all that day, that it would dry out. I didnt end of using it all that day so I saved it anyway. To my surprise I went back later and it was still good, and didnt dry after being opened. Most of the time this just doesn't happen so I was very pleased. It goes on clear and dries clear so the different uses are endless...I even enjoyed just looking for different things to fix because it actually works so well and was even fun! I'll purchase again for sure!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Get ready for an uneasy feeling in your stomach as you watch stuff stick to vertical surfaces without nails or clamps. It defies logic that it can stick to so many materials, under so many conditions and hold almost immediately. It really seems like a silicone but the cured product ends up being more rubbery.
I tested this product two ways.
I placed a 6” long piece of wooden molding with a 1”x3/4” section of adhesive on to painted concrete and marked the starting position and angle. When I checked it the next day, the piece and not moved of rotated. I pried the piece off of the wall from the unsecured end of the molding and it lifted the paint off of the concrete wall. The adhesive was clear and I was able to pick it off the wooden surface.
I also secured a 1”x3”x2’ to a 2”x3”x2’ wood with a 2.5” overlap. The wood obviously rotated when held horizontal but the bottom piece held its position if hung vertically. This time I followed my old habits and clamped the pieced together. The next day, I checked the joint and the adhesive was clear and rubbery. I was unable to break the bond with my arms. I weigh 240 lbs and stood on the joint for 3 seconds before I heard the bond start to break. Once broken, I noticed that in some areas the adhesive was stronger than the wood.
I am thoroughly impressed and can only imagine how it would perform on clean and prepared surfaces. While I will still use Loctite's PL products for construction, I am more likely to use this for specialty projects and finish work.