How to Use an Epoxy Adhesive. Epoxy adhesives have incredible strength, are waterproof and can bond almost any two objects. Here's how to use it to join most materials including glass, metal and wood.

Step 1

Select the proper epoxy adhesive for your project. They are available in liquid and paste formulas. And while they both yield the same result, liquids may be easier for smaller projects while the paste can cover a wider area. Decide which is best for your purposes.

Step 2

Put gloves on and mix the adhesive, following the instructions on the particular packaging label. Most formulas require mixing equal parts liquid or paste, but the instructions can vary.

Step 3

Apply adhesive immediately after mixing, using a disposable application tool (such as a wooden paint stick or paddle). Due to the strong bonding properties, epoxy adhesive can be applied sparingly. However, make sure to cover the joint or surface you are gluing.

Step 4

Apply pressure to the glued joint. The adhesive may take anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours to harden and could take several days to dry completely.

Step 5

Rub the glued area with soap and water if you wish to remove the glue before it has dried. After it has dried, use acetone (found in most nail polish removers).