Choosing the Best Spray Adhesive for the Job
There are many options to choose from when it comes to selecting a spray adhesive. Are you looking for a product to dries quickly, tacks up fast and holds up well in high-temperature environments? Perhaps your business deals with foam and fabrics, and you need a spray adhesive that bonds well in that environment. If you work in wood, you may be looking for a general purpose product that will bond a variety of materials together. Whatever your specific requirements demand, there is a fast tack spray adhesive manufactured to meet your needs. In this article, we’ll consider some products that have unique characteristics as well as being suited for general purpose use. Safety is always a concern so be sure to check the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to ensure that your chosen product will work in your environment.
Best High Strength Spray Adhesive
Our choice for best high-strength spray adhesive is the Camie 365 Spray Adhesive. This all-purpose spray adhesive is part of the Camie-Campbell, Inc product lineup. They have been making adhesives for over 60 years and can be counted on for superior products, excellent service and technical expertise in this field. Camie 365 is an excellent choice for construction applications where fast tack and high bonding strength is a must. 365 is also a unique solution for bonding dissimilar substrates and performs better than other aerosol adhesives when tested under thermal stress conditions.
Camie 365 is a fast-bonding product, usually achieving green strength in 10 seconds to 2 minutes. It works well with most commonly used construction materials such as plastics, metals, foam, fabrics, and wood. It makes a permanent bond that is high strength, resists high temperatures and is water resistant. When using highly absorbent materials, this product has low soak-in which means more adhesive stays on the surface where you need it. The spray container has a three-way nozzle on it that allows the user to adjust the web spray pattern, and since the spray is colorless, matching an existing spray pattern is usually not a concern.
Best Foam and Fabric Aerosol Adhesive
Bostik's SuperTak Foam and Fabric is the ideal spray adhesive for use on fabrics, including foam. If you're in the general upholstery or marine interiors industry, this is the product you've been looking for. If your business requires superior bonding of various fabrics and films, Bostik Super Tak is an excellent choice. It tacks up fast and remains pliable and easy to work with leaving you with a non-dimpling soft glue line. Super Tak is designed to bond fabric to latex, urethane, and foam as well as polyethylene, wood, and plastics. It dispenses in a controlled lace pattern, and the orange color ensures that your coverage is complete.
Super Tak will bond on a single surface in 1 to 5 minutes and bonds on two surfaces in 1 to 10 minutes. The final bond is permanent. An essential feature of this product is its low soak characteristics. This is especially important when bonding fabrics as the adhesive need to stay on the surface as long as possible to obtain maximum adhesion. As with all of Bostik’s aerosol spray adhesives, they are earth-friendly as they do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as methylene chloride or chlorofluorocarbons.
Best High Strength Spray Adhesive
If you're looking for the best high-strength spray adhesive, then 3M's Hi-strength 90 spray adhesive is a reliable choice. 3M is a household name these days, but most people probably don’t know that it started in 1902 as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Today their product line of over 60,000 products is sold around the world. One of their successful product lines is adhesives.
Hi-strength 90 has been in the 3M family for many years and has gained the reputation as a solid performer in a variety of applications from hobby shops to general maintenance and repair. Hi-strength 90 is an excellent multi-purpose adhesive that is fast drying and gives an incredibly strong bond. This product even works on concrete!
This is an excellent product for demanding commercial applications where industrial strength is required. It is recommended for felt/fabric, rubber, wood, glass, and flexible foam. Another use is the installation of acoustic panels. Its characteristics include high heat resistance, super-fast tack, low soak-in, and moisture resistance. The product comes with an adjustable nozzle that offers a variety of spray patterns allowing you to apply the adhesive directly to surface being worked on, minimizing waste and cleanup.
Best Spray Adhesive for Wood
Weldwood 122 is the ideal choice when you need the best spray adhesive for wood applications. Manufactured by DAP, the Weldwood line of adhesive sprays is famous for its consistent performance as a superior product for bonding wood together. DAP added the Weldwood line of adhesives to its product mix in the 1980s and can be found in most hardware and big box stores in America.
Weldwood 122 is an economical choice in the adhesive spray market, but still offers many of the same advantages provided by products that cost more. First, it is a high strength adhesive making it an excellent choice for the hobby shop owner. It bonds to wood, plywood, and laminates as well as plastics, leather, paper, paneling, fabrics, and rubber. It holds instantly, so there’s no need for clamps and will set up in about 10 minutes.
Weldwood 122 is moisture resistant and heat resistant. Another advantage of this product is its availability in quarts and gallons for those larger jobs that require a more substantial application. 122 can be used for interior and exterior applications and might be the only spray adhesive you need in your shop.
Best Fast Tack Spray Adhesive
Our own Prime Industries Fast Tack spray adhesive is an ideal choice when you need a fast tack solution. Fast tack spray adhesives have become the first choice for most hobby shops and craft makers. They are easy to use, easy to store and perform well for most applications.
The advantage of being a fast tack adhesive is that you can usually eliminate the need for clamps while the glue dries. Some products bond immediately while others give you a few seconds up to a few minutes to adjust the project for a perfect alignment.
Spray adhesives usually offer similar characteristics that will be important for all users. High strength and high-temperature resistance are essential if you are working on larger projects. Low soak is needed if your plans involve using absorbent materials. The ability to adhere to a wide variety of materials will also be on the top of the list. Some products have nozzles that disperse different spray patterns that may be beneficial for specific industries. With all the options available on the market today, finding the right product for your needs is easier than ever. For a list of all of our aerosol adhesives, check out the Prime Industries online store.