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How to Use Gorilla Glue: Instructions & Direction

Gorilla Glue is a powerful adhesive that can be used to fix a wide variety of things. It’s available in different sizes and strengths, so you can find the perfect option for your needs.

Keep on reading this article to find out about the ways of using gorilla glue!!

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Plastic?

To repair items like toys and shoes, people frequently use the well-known brand of powerful glue known as Gorilla Glue. Some individuals are still uncertain about whether it will work well on plastic, though.

According to the Gorilla Glue maker, Gorilla Glue may be used with certain plastics. Still, it should not be used with polyethylene or polypropylene plastics, rubber with high oil content, or rubber that contains plasticizers. Gorilla Glue does produce particular goods for these materials, though. So in this article we will learn the procedure of gorilla glue for different materials. So, let’s begin with plastic.

There are some instructions for gorilla glue before we use it. So, we must read and be careful of that.

  • First of all,  make sure to find out which type of Plastic we are trying to repair. It might be difficult for us to use this glue on plastic with a harder outside part. 
  • Once we are done checking the Plastic the other thing which we have to keep in our mind is that this glue will be difficult to remove if we made a mistake while applying it. 
  • So, we have to be very careful with that. Afterwards, we need to hold the broken part and apply a very thin layer on each side and then leave it for a couple of minutes to dry. But in some cases, Plastic has to be left in the open for a long period.

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Metal?

As we all know that glue is not suitable for all works and not on all surfaces but the most common question which arises is can Gorilla Glue work on metal or not? 

There is no doubt that gorilla glue can fix metals however, it depends upon the type of metal. It will be a perfect solution if the metal is steel but on the other hand, it might not work if we are trying to repair aluminum. Moreover, it will take at least 20 minutes to make it the same as it used to be.

Note= It also depends upon the environment in which we keep it to get dry. 

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Glass?

There are numerous types of glue which claim that they can fix broken glass but that’s not true. Gorilla glue just not only claims that but has proven as well that it works on the glass as well. That’s a different scenario: if the glass is broken into many pieces and can’t be fixed by anyone. It takes around 20 minutes for the glue to dry if it is left in an open area. 

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Shoes?

We have mentioned several points that you may use to apply gorilla glue to shoes.

  • Apply a tiny amount then massage it into the area of your shoes that needs to be repaired.
  • Wait 10 seconds to check how much foam the glue produces.
  • Give it some time to dry properly
  • Inspect the final result and add more glue if required.

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Foam?

Let’s discuss the process of using gorilla glue on foam. The procedure is very simple and involves less steps.you can follow these steps to glue your foam through gorilla glue : 

  • Take a foam and other material to which you want to stick the foam. There could be two pieces of foams to glue together.
  • You need a brush to apply glue on the foam and go with little strokes.
  • Just leave that for around half an hour to two hours to see its effect. 
  • Precaution : We should only use glue on those materials which are not affected by heat. 

How To Use Gorilla Glue On Ceramics?

It’s simpler than you think to put your ceramics back together. For the best results, follow the instructions described below.

  • Put all of the damaged item’s pieces back together, ensuring that you have all of the parts.
  • Apply a small coating of gorilla glue on the both ends of the damaged ceramic.
  • Press the glued parts back together then hold in a position to strengthen the connection.
  • Once the glue has fully dried, clean up any excess or spilt glue. Peel back the spilt adhesive using a safety razor.

Gorilla Glue Instructions & Directions to use

Gorilla Glue Instructions to use

Firstly, let’s talk about the instructions for Gorilla Glue. They are as follows :

  • It begins with the storage of Gorilla Glue. After the use of glue, all we need to do is to clean the nozzle with a piece of cloth and then tightly replace its cap. 
  • While using, users have to wear gloves to not get in touch with the glue. Also, remember to keep it away from our clothes, food and skin to avoid any connection.
  • There are a couple of steps which we should consider while using it. Such as we only need to apply a thin layer of glue on the outer surface of the item which we want to get repaired. 
  • After that, we need to just tightly hold the broken parts and leave them in the environment after applying the glue. 

Gorilla Glue Directions to use

Directions for gorilla glue for safety purpose are as follows :      

1. Preparation and Dampening of the Surface

We usually recommend testing a test sample first by using Gorilla adhesive for the initial time or binding a different type of material.

  • Prepare your surface: All surfaces must be clean, dust-free, and securely fastened. Roughen up bright items, such as metals, glass, and some plastics, to give the adhesive anything to bite into.
  • It should be dampened: Dampen one surface lightly with water. We suggest using a moist towel or a water spray. Avoid saturating the surface. Before bonding thick hardwoods, gently dampen both surfaces.

2. Apply Gorilla Glue evenly to the dry surface.

  • Glue It: Apply Gorilla Glue evenly on the dry surface. Please do not overdo it. Wearing gloves or using a disposable brush is recommended.
  • Wash it : If you get adhesive on the skin, try wiping it off with a clean cloth or towel first. If that doesn’t work, try to wash with cold water or use a gritty exfoliator. Apply lotion after drying your skin. We do not suggest the use of any acetone. This essentially removes the skin of oils, increasing the likelihood of the glue sticking.

3. Join the two surfaces using a clamp. 

  • Tightly Clamp It: The two surfaces must be tightly clamped together. Ensure that the clamping force is equally spread over the surface. For Gorilla Glue, attach things for 1-2 hours, and Gorilla Glue rapid drying formula, clamp objects for 30-60 minutes. Leave overnight for optimal results.
  • Cleaning: If any uncured squeeze out or wet glue remains, we recommend cleaning it away with a dry cotton cloth or applying a regular paint thinner. Just use a solvent with caution in a well-ventilated location. Wear gloves at all times. Once the adhesive has dried, remove it mechanically by sanding, chiseling, scraping, or picking. The dry glue will not erode the tools.


Does Gorilla Glue need water to activate?

The straightforward answer is No, as it is already in the form of liquid, so there is no need to add water before using it. But it is indeed 100% waterproof. So, we don’t have to think about applying it to things which get in touch with water very often. 

All we need to do is to open the cap and apply it to the part which we want to get fixed, hold those parts tightly and leave them in the open for some time(time depending upon the object). And close the cap of the glue and keep it in a safe place. 

Do I have to wait 24 hours for Gorilla Glue to dry?

That depends upon the object which you are repairing. Things like plastic, small furniture and other small items do not require much time to get dry. But there is some stuff like aluminum on which it is quite hard for the glue to get dry. 

Note= for better results we can leave that item for a day to get fixed properly. Of Course, we’re gonna see better results if we leave it to dry for a long period. The glue will get some extra time to make the bond stronger between the broken parts. 

How long does it take for Gorilla Glue to dry?

The time which is required for the glue to get dry depends upon the surface on which we have applied the glue. 

Like if we are applying it to the glass then it will take a bit more time. And in the case of Plastic, furniture the time taken is quite less. So, the time taken for the glue to get dry varies from object to object. It is also important to put them in a suitable environment to get dry. 


All in all, Gorilla Glue is used for many different purposes and now you might have gotten some instructions and directions for Gorilla Glue. Such as we can repair things which are made up of plastic, glass, wood, metal, shoes and many more. It is a very strong glue which can fix different things and helps us to use that stuff again.

 In our perspective, people of different age groups can easily use it by following the process which is mentioned on the package and solve their problems within a couple of minutes. We hope you guys find this article helpful. Please feel free to talk to us for any further queries. We will love to answer your question effectively and as soon as possible.  Thank you for readintg

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