Asked on Dec 18, 2015

What kind of glue will hold river rocks together

Jean Holbert
by Jean Holbert
I would like to make some things out of river rocks, but I don't know how to hold them together.
  14 answers
  • SusieB SusieB on Dec 20, 2015
    E6000 glue works great. Not knowing the application, it is a glue that works on multiple materials and applications.
  • Shonda Thornhill Shonda Thornhill on Dec 20, 2015
    I've used E6000 on river rocks. It works great, just make sure they are clean and dry first.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 20, 2015
    try silicone
  • 163130 163130 on Dec 20, 2015
    While E6000 is a good glue I have learned it does not hold up well outside especially if it freezes so I have switched to a good outdoor silicone for gutters or a marine silicone.
  • Ingrid Ingrid on Dec 20, 2015
    Gorilla glue....dampen the rocks as water activates it. Be careful if you don't want to see it as it does expand a little bit as it cures
  • Pam Pam on Dec 20, 2015
    I would use 2 part epoxy.
  • Kathy Jensen Kathy Jensen on Dec 20, 2015
    Glue gun
  • Barb Barb on Dec 20, 2015
    I love the glue gun but the glue would melt in the heat.
  • Jean Holbert Jean Holbert on Dec 20, 2015
    Will try E6000 glue a home talk participant thinks that may work.
  • Jean Holbert Jean Holbert on Dec 20, 2015
    Will try E6000 glue a home talk participant thinks that may work.
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    • Susan McKnight-Balus Susan McKnight-Balus on Oct 24, 2020

      The E6000 doesn't work for me.......

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 21, 2015
    There's a product that landscapers use instead of mortar. Comes in a tube like silicone. Forget the name, but think it's called construction cement that acts like glue????
  • 163130 163130 on Dec 21, 2015
    Jean give the E-6000 a try but I would not recommend it for outdoor use. The outdoor silicone for gutters holds up to all weather conditions with a 3 hour rain ready time. Why I say this is I had a craft project and glued the wrong thing together with E-6000 and was terrified. There was no prying it apart. So I stuck it in my freezer for a few hours and sure enough it just fell off as I took it out of the freezer. My new go to glue for any outdoor use is the silicone and I have tried many.
  • Kitty Kitty on Jul 07, 2018

    e6000 works for most of my rock crafts, but has 2 cons. First, it is not a firm hold, meaning it leaves the glue seam flexible without separating (sometimes this is a pro!). This means that the weight of the rock can ruin the project unless everything is laying flat. Second, it has a very strong smell which takes months to go away, and even longer in closed in places (if using indoors). Regardless, it is an excellent and versatile glue.

  • Jordan Joe Blanchard Jordan Joe Blanchard on Nov 27, 2018

    I've tried them all, and I'll tell you none of these work, nothing, nil. maybe mortar, but that too cracks over time!