Laminate Flooring Video

Laminate Flooring Video


Attaching Stair Nose for Golden Select Laminate Flooring

We put new laminate flooring in the bedroom.  Finished it up yesterday.  It was time to get rid of the ancient broadloom; it wasn’t so healthy anymore.  We went to Costco and purchased enough of their Golden Select for the room and the two steps leading from the bedroom to the main living area.  

Laying in the floor was pretty straight forward; it was a little tricky getting the first two or three rows lined up properly but smooth sailing after that.  When we got to the doorway... I’d never done anything like this before so it took us a little to figure it out...get it cut correctly and slide into place.

And then there were the steps.  First thought was to do without a stair nose but we didn’t think we could make it work so my wife searched the exact brand online, I ordered and it was here in 48 hours.  Exact colour match.

I didn’t like any choices for attaching it.  Gluing was really the only option as we didn’t want nails showing and the system it came with, well, it didn’t seem that it would hold very well.  

 I thought about different glues.  Wood glues and most others weren’t fast enough and I had no way, really, to clamp it down. I’m not a woodworker so, I admit there be ways I’m unfamiliar with.  

Anyway, I decided the best bet was using Mister Glue.  I have lots and know it works and this gave me another way to show it off. I honestly didn’t know how amazingly well it would work in this situation.  

I’ve been using, selling, etc., Mister Glue for 20 years and am still sometimes stunned at how solid the bond can be.  

You can watch the video below.  Within a few short seconds of putting the two pieces together, they would not come apart for anything.  

I will outline the sequence here in case the video is not clear.  

First of all, wood that has been sitting around for a while can be incredibly dry.  I’ve done small projects with Mister Glue where I put the Accelerator on one side then applied Mister Glue to the other, put the pieces together and… nothing!  The glue had soaked completely into the wood before I could get the parts together.

So, the first thing, as this wood was incredibly dry, was to lightly mist the surfaces with water.  You don't want the wood wet; just enough so that the glue does not soak in.  If you feel you have applied too much then just let sit for a bit to soak in.

A note here about cyanoacrylates, of which Mister Glue is one: they react to surface moisture.  They can pull from the air if necessary but on materials like terra cotta or wood that is very dried out, you may need to add a bit of moisture.  

The second step is to apply the Accelerator to one side. One side only.  For this application it took several minutes.  The brush is very small.  My suggested (afterwards) pouring some into a small bowl and using a small paint brush.  There is no rush.  You want to let it be exposed to air for at least 30 seconds anyway. In this case some parts were exposed a few minutes.  Didn’t seem to be a problem at all!

I applied the Accelerator to the ‘upper’ side.  The glue is runny so best to apply on the ‘bottom’.  

Apply Mister Glue to the other side.  The opposite side from where you applied the Accelerator.  I checked ahead of time to see where the contact areas were so that I only applied glue there.  No point applying the glue to areas that are not going to be touching the other side.  

Put a thin bead along each area.  You want enough that when you  press the two surfaces together they will squeeze the glue to cover the whole surface.   But you don’t want too much squeezing out.  

The tighter the fit, the better the bond!  So make sure that the two pieces fit well before applying the glue.  And make sure you know how you are going to fit the pieces together.  No second chances.  Practice first!

This stuff is way, way too fast!  

Once together, you are NOT getting it apart!

You can see how quickly it set in the video.  I start banging my hand and fist against it trying to move within a few seconds.  It didn’t budge.

This was so simple and so quick to bond.  It is incredibly solid.  This was needed because that edge is going to take a heck of a beating over the next 20-30 years or so.  

I’ve glued wood together and tried separating it after some hours and the wood generally tears.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

The order page has numerous options for different combinations: glue, accelerator and Uncure.

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Resin Antlers – Lamp

Resin Antlers – Lamp

Resin Antler Lamp

People bring me things to fix.  

I've recently had a number of people ask about Mister Glue and resin.  Does it work?  Well, the best way to tell you is to show you.  In the video below, you can see that a small piece of the resin antler broke off the lamp.  Make sure that the surfaces fit together well and that you know where they are going so that you don't have to mess with it too much once you have the glue applied.  Here, I applied the Accelerator to one side first. Give that about 20-30 seconds exposed to air before you apply the glue to the other side.  Once you have applied Mister Glue to the other side, you can push the two pieces together.  You don't have to rush but don't wait around forever either.  The less moving around once the two pieces are together, the better.

Press firmly together.  The tighter the fit, the better the bond.  You want to make sure that the whole surface is covered with the glue so often some may squeeze out.  If this happens, try and let set up and gently scrape off.  That way it won't smear.  Also, place a piece of cardboard or something (not cloth) underneath.  If it drips onto a nice table surface or something, you won't be happy.  We can't have that.

The best package for resin repair is:

Combo Package 1(One Glue/One Accelerator)
Combo Package 1(One Glue/One Accelerator)
Package includes one bottle of Mister Glue and One bottle of Mister Glue's Accelerator
Price: $34.00
Price: $32.00

Also, in the video I only held the two pieces together for about 10 seconds.  Not all resin is created equal.  I recommend 20-30 seconds.  And let it sit and fully cure before you start banging it around or flicking your finger against it like I did here.  Do as I say, not as I do!

Watch this short video and you can see how simple this is:

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Rubber Glue

Rubber Glue

Glue Plastic to Plastic

"I went ahead and ordered Mr. Glue. For the past 20 years I have been fabricating parts and have tried many glues on rubber with no luck. Your stuff worked better than I hoped. It is awesome stuff. Thanks for making it!"
Kind Regards,
Russ Rodriguez

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Glass Antlers!

Glass Antlers!

Glass Antlers - Glass to Glass 

A customer sent this note and photo in recently:

"OMG this glue is unbelievable!   Had to put an antler back on.   I put the accelerator on the mug and the glue on the antler.   It bonded immediately.   I actually  held it with the broken antler immediately.
(I noted this on my FaceBook page put your URL on it.)

Good stuff!"
Bill D., Pittston, PA

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Testimonial – Ceramic

Testimonial – Ceramic

Here is a recent testimonial sent in from a customer using Mister Glue:

"If you're anything like me, you're prone to a mistake or two every now and then. However, there's nothing better than that feeling when you mess up and you you have a real solution to fixing the problem before it gets any worse.

I had a very close friend who is well travelled and always bringing trinkets back from her trips. Some valuable, some just sentimental. But at the time I was living with her and she had this things all over the house and one day I was carefully moving a shelf with another roommate to rearrange the living room a little bit. Unfortunately, neither of us realized that there was a ceramic sheet with a painting on it that she had recently brought back from Egypt leaning on said shelf. The second we started to move it I noticed and watched it fall in slow motion.


The painting broke in half and a couple small pieces flung across the floor. My heart dropped a little bit and I had a feeling my roommate wouldn’t be ecstatic that her souvenir had broken so soon after she had gotten it. Especially since I broke it.

She wasn’t home at the time, so I put it to the side and went to work hoping to be able to fix it or make it up to her somehow. I went on with my day nearly forgetting about it. But then I remembered I had this little bottle of Mister Glue sitting in my freezer that I haven’t had much use for. But I got home, pulled it out and it hadn’t dried up in the bottle and was as good as new.

She walked into the kitchen holding her broken Egyptian painting with a frown and asked me if I knew what happened to it. I smiled, took the pieces from her, glued it back together and handed it back to her 20 seconds later and said. “I Broke it” and smiled. The crack wasn’t noticeable unless you held it right up to your face, it was as solid as ever after 20 seconds of gluing it back together.

She wanted to be mad for a second, but then looked down at it and realized she couldn’t tell it had ever broken, smiled and thanked me.

I was so happy to have been to fix my mistake. I know that this may seem a little silly “Oh cool, this guy found out about glue. That’s what it’s there for.” But I’ve never had a glue work that well. It always gets everywhere and have the time it doesn’t hold together whatever your trying to fix for very long. Also, half the time you go to use the stuff, you bought it a year ago and it’s dried up in the bottle and unusable. I’ve had this bottle of Mister Glue now for a couple of years and it’s been usable any time I’ve needed it since then."  Vic M., Portland, OR 

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