Asked on Jun 28, 2013

What kind of glue to use outside.....waterproof?

Awilda gonzalez
by Awilda gonzalez
i want to glue some beads on a bowling ball to make a topiary.
  8 answers
  • Joe Strachan Joe Strachan on Jun 28, 2013
    Awilda, I've been making Glass Totems. I bought the Marine glue. It's suppose to dry clear. Well it's white, so I looked on the pack and it said 7 to 14 days. So i'm sticking with my E-6000. I researched it on the internet and it said -40. So here that's o.k. I live in Vincent, Alabama on the other side of Pell City. I haven't put any of these out yet so I don't know how they will hold up, but I also see other people on here use this glue. It is so easy to use the other is not and it dries clear. I wish you luck on the bowling ball, been going to do that. I have a glass ceramic bowl I found at the thrift store i'm going to do that way. So I wish you a lot of luck. It is very addicting, believe me.
  • Larose LoganOakes Larose LoganOakes on Jun 29, 2013
    Hello Awilda! I have been using E6000 for quite awhile now and I really like it for outside projects but I have to tell you that it takes about 2 days to let it dry completely and the stones will slide around if it isn't completely dry. I would only do 1/4 to 1/2 of the bowling ball at a time. In which case it could take you up to a week to complete the entire project. So what I am trying to say is don't be in a hurry if you use this glue.Best of luck to you! I still have 2 balls to do myself.LOL! So many ideas so little time!
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  • Kathy Smith Kathy Smith on Jun 30, 2013
    use clear Rtv
  • CeCe D CeCe D on Jun 30, 2013
    Hello Awilda, I used silicone gllue, from Home Depot. I talked to them about what I was going to Mosaic...the mailbox and they said, without a doubt to use the silicone glue. It comes in a tube and you buy a metal gun that it slides in. It is large to work with but the pieces stuck when I was gluing them. I just did this last year. We don't live there year round. We are about to go up to Pinetop AZ, where the mailbox is, this coming week. I am anxious to see if it is in tack after the winter and all the snow. I also used this glue on an outside table. So fun!
  • CeCe D CeCe D on Jun 30, 2013
    I just saw you live in Florida. We have a beach condo in Destin! Love it there.
  • Linda L Linda L on Jul 04, 2013
    Alwilda, I use a product by Liquid Nails called CLEAR SEAL-all weather sealant. It is a silicone glue. Buy it at Walmart. I've used it to glue glass pieces on bowling balls and I've used it to make glass totems. Because I live in Michigan I do not leave my creations outside in the winter. It's a silicone glue, the pieces tend to move before they're 'set'. I used small pieces painters tape to hold the glass pieces in place until the glue dried. I did small sections and let the glue set before removing the painters tape. My pieces stay outside mid Spring through late Fall and have never come apart.
  • Teni Teni on Jun 13, 2014
    I've used this stuff for outdoor mosaics and love it: If you want something truly waterproof, they use this stuff in aquariums: