How to Make Glue Dry Faster?

You can make glue dry faster by employing a number of tips. Some of these tips are discussed throughput this article below:

Keeping potent

Following the fact that hot temperatures destroy glue, remember that moisture does the same to glue. It dilutes it and such glue will take edges to dry. Make sure that you store it away from moisture as well.

Using new glue

Keep in mind that we cannot compare glue with wine hence it cannot get better with time. That is why we always want to use it as fast as possible. If you want to increase the effectiveness of glue in your next project, it is advisable that you get a new bottle of glue. This applies mostly if you are using super glue.  It is also important to keep your glue really well.  Excessive temperature can destroy it making it loose it freshness and effectiveness. It is therefore advisable that you store your bottle of glue ahead of time in a fair temperature.

Apply less glue

When applying glue to wood surfaces, do not overdo it.  In woodwork, “less is more” when it comes to applying glue.  This helps in facilitating faster drying of glue.  Well, apart from being stingy, make sure that you do not apply too much glue on wood surfaces.

Ventilate your work area

There are different glues in the market. They all come with different degree of drying. For instance, gorilla as well as superglue have extra adhesive hence can only dry faster in a well-ventilated room.  On the other hand, your health should come first. Keep in mind that glue produces some fumes that can harm your lungs when inhaled in excess. This only happens if you are working in a poorly ventilated room.  If you want glue to dry faster, it is advisable that you ensure some cool air inside the room.  Allow natural breeze or use an air conditioning or fan to make your glue dry faster.

Use accelerators as well as compressed air

There are other methods considered to make glue dry faster especially if its super glue.  Did you know that super glue manufacturers sell accelerating agents that helps in drying the glue faster?  Read all the instructions before you use the super drying agents.  Keep in mind that if you use these accelerators in excess then you can add yourself many problems.  Compressed air also helps facilitate drying glue on surfaces. Ensure ventilation or use an air conditioner.

Use clamps

Camps are necessity for every woodworker across the world. If you apply more pressure on a glued wood surface, it will definitely dry faster. In simple reality, clamping piece of wood together is a perfect solution.


As witnessed in the above-discussed points, there are numerous methods of drying glue faster. It is time to practice each of these approaches and choose one that best works for you.  Your choice will also depend on the type of glue, the type of wood as well as where you are working.  There is no doubt that now you can easily select one option that best works for you.


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