How to Make Gorilla Glue Cure Faster

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Things You'll Need

  • Something to glue

  • Gorilla Glue

  • Disposable gloves

  • Sandpaper

  • Wet cloth

  • Dry cloth

  • Paper towels

  • Heater


Always use gloves while using Gorilla Glue. Be very careful of getting Gorilla Glue on any other surfaces. It is very sticky.

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue is an especially tacky glue specifically designed to make different types of surfaces adhere to each other. The company makes a variety of products, including a wood glue and a super glue, but the instructions for their use are all the same. There are several steps, however, that you can take to speed the curing of the glue and ensure that your items stick together in the fastest and most effective way possible.


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Step 1

Whether you're fixing a mug or a chair or gluing two random items together, the instructions are always the same. Determine where on your two surfaces you will need glue.

Step 2

Once you have determined where the glue will need to go, gently sand the areas with sandpaper. While Gorilla Gule will hold without this step, it will adhere better without any interference, and it will cure faster.

Step 3

Once you have sanded the two areas in preparation for the glue, clean them both with a wet cloth. Gorilla Glue is waterproof, so it will hold if you place it on a damp surface, but it will take longer to cure. Once you have cleaned the surface, make sure to dry it completely with another cloth.


Step 4

Once your surfaces are prepared, glue them together. Use a very small amount on only one surface, and then press them together.

Step 5

If you have a free hand, use a paper towel to wipe off any excess glue that comes from the join. Thick application will extend your curing time.

Step 6

Gorilla Glue does not take long to dry, at least to the touch, but it is recommended that you wait 24 hours before you put it to the test. If you have followed the instructions above, this time will be greatly reduced, as the glue will not have to fight moisture or interference from air bubbles and detritus.


Step 7

Keep the join in a warm, dry area. Direct application of heat, such as from a portable heater, will decrease the curing time, but be especially careful of overheating the surfaces and causing damage to them. Keep a heater close enough to warm them but not make the glue or the surfaces hot. If you do not have a heater, keep your project in a warm, dry room and use a fan to keep air circulating.



Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.