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Gorilla Glue Original

The incredibly strong adhesive you can trust for the toughest jobs.

The product that started it all. Famous for its incredible strength and versatility, Original Gorilla Glue is 100% waterproof and resistant to extreme temperatures. The water activated polyurethane formula expands into materials to form an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything, making Gorilla Glue your solution for almost any project or repair.


100% Waterproof

High Strength

Indoor / Outdoor Waterproof

Grip Time 60 min

Bonds Dissimilar Materials

  • 100% Waterproof

    Won’t break down when exposed to moisture.

  • Bonds Dissimilar Materials

    Stone, metal, ceramic, glass, wood, foam brick and more!

  • Incredibly Strong

    Expands 3 times into the materials to form an incredibly strong bond.

  • Temperature Resistant

    Not affected by extreme heat or cold.

  • Paintable, Stainable, Sandable

    Making for an easy finish, Gorilla Glue is sandable, stainable and paintable. Once fully cured, Gorilla Glue can be sanded and then painted or sprayed with oil-based paint.

How to use

1. Damp it
1. Damp it

Gorilla Glue is activated by moisture. Lightly dampen either surface with water. Do not saturate the surface.
Do not add water to bottle.
All surfaces must be clean. Wear gloves to avoid contact with skin. Gorilla Glue will stain skin and ruin clothes.

2. Glue it

Spread a thin layer of Gorilla Glue on either surface. While curing, glue will expand 3-4 times in size, so be careful of squeeze out. Do not over-apply glue.

2. Glue it
3. Grip it
3. Grip it

Grip objects together for 1-2 hours. Use a heavy weight or Gorilla Tape® to achieve gripping pressure. The bond line improves with better gripping.

4. Storage

After each use, wipe nozzle clean with a dry cloth. Squeeze all air from bottle. While still squeezing, tightly replace lid.

  • Why do I need to add moisture before applying Gorilla Glue?

    Gorilla Glue is a moisture activated polyurethane adhesive – you need to apply a small amount of moisture to one surface. Then apply glue to the dry surface and clamp. For dense hardwoods, lightly dampen both surfaces prior to gluing.

  • How do I remove Gorilla Glue from my body or skin?

    It is strongly recommended that gloves are worn during application. If you do get Gorilla Glue on your skin, try removing it with a dry cloth or paper towel first (particularly if the glue is still tacky). If that doesn’t work, try washing with soap and cold water, or using an exfoliator with a gritty texture. Dry your skin and apply lotion. We do not recommend using any kind of alcohol, acetone, or other solvent.

  • How do I remove Gorilla Glue from my surface?

    If you need to remove any uncured “squeeze out” or wet glue, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth or using a standard paint thinner. Make sure to read and follow directions if using a paint thinner. Always wear gloves. Once Gorilla Glue is dry, it can only be mechanically: Try sanding, chiselling, scraping or picking. The dried glue will not damage tools.

  • What is the temperature range for Gorilla Glue?

    Gorilla glue can be applied between 4°C to 54°C. Once cured Gorilla Glue can hold strong between -40°C to 100°C.

  • Will Gorilla Glue bond plastic/vinyl/rubber?

    Gorilla Glue will work well on many types of plastic; however, we do not recommend for use on polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) plastics or any type of rubber with high oil or plasticizer content.

  • What should I do if I think a human or animal has ingested Gorilla Glue?

    For medical emergencies, call +44 (0)843 507 1200 anytime to reach a member of our product safety team.