Remodelers often wear many hats, shuffling between a variety of interior and exterior projects throughout the home. As such, their construction adhesive should be able to keep up.

But sometimes understanding which adhesive to use for a specific project can be challenging. And as many professional contractors are aware, choosing the right materials can be the difference between a positive customer referral and a negative callback.

Here are a few common remodeling applications where the proper construction adhesive can help ensure a successful project.


Construction adhesive is used in drywall applications to help prevent nail pops and to cut down on the number of fasteners needed — while providing a stronger, more durable bond.

Also, an adhesive can be used to prevent wall drafts and improve sound deadening, which fasteners alone don’t provide.

To ensure you’re delivering these important benefits to your customers, arm yourself with a drywall adhesive that is formulated to bond drywall to wood, galvanized steel, foam board and even drywall to drywall.

Subfloor and Deck

When it comes to subfloor and deck exterior projects, remodelers can face many challenges including extreme temperatures — hot or cold — as well as inclement weather, such as rain or snow.

A high-quality subfloor adhesive provides multiple features including all-climate workability, especially with tougher applications like bonding wet or frozen lumber, OSB or plywood. Plus, a subfloor adhesive will help to prevent “squeaks and creaks” in the floor, which are common issues that can lead to customer callbacks.

Look for an all-climate construction adhesive that is specially formulated to provide excellent adhesion in temperatures as low as 22F and up to 120F without hardening, running or dripping.

Heavy Duty Applications

If you’re working on a large, demanding project that involves concrete, wood and more, a heavy-duty construction adhesive is ideal for providing a long-lasting, durable bond.

For example, when it comes to installing brick veneer for interior applications like fireplace surrounds and kitchen backsplashes, a heavy duty construction adhesive can be used instead of mortar as a wall adhesive. Additionally, a heavy duty adhesive can provide increased durability and protection against corrosion when applied to wood fence joints in conjunction with standard fasteners.

Aside from being suitable for a variety of building materials, the right heavy duty construction adhesive can also deliver a durable, flexible bond that won’t break as substrates shift or as temperatures fluctuate over time.

Project Versatility

Lastly, if you’re looking for a construction adhesive that can serve as an “all-in-one” solution, seek out an all surface adhesive.

Because of its versatility and ability to bond to nearly any substrate, withstand extreme temperatures and perform well in any weather conditions, an all surface construction adhesive, such as LIQUID NAILS® FUZE*IT®, is ideal for even the most demanding applications that may involve one or more substrates — including surfaces that are frozen or wet.

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