An ultra strong, instant glue that bonds immediately on contact



50ml tube

Features & benefits

Bostik Contact Adhesive is a quick-drying, ultra strong, instant glue that achieves full strength immediately on contact - no clamping required!

Bonding to almost any material, its fast-setting formula makes it suitable for quick and easy repairs to most DIY and household items. Whether you're working with wood, hardboard, metal, hard plastic, some rubbers, laminates, and leather, with our clear contact adhesive, you can achieve a seamless repair that goes unnoticed.

This Bostik contact glue is also water-resistant to create a durable and resilient repair that'll withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.

  • A clear, instant bond glue
  • Bonds immediately on contact with no clamping required!
  • Suitable for almost any material including wood, hardboard, metals, some rubbers, hard plastics, laminates and leather
  • Ultra strong and long-lasting
  • Fast-setting
  • Water-resistant
  • Available in a 50ml tube

Technical information

Bostik DIY United Kingdom Repair - Contact Adhesive Technical Data Sheet (403.11 KB)

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How to use

For best results, ensure surfaces are dry, clean and free from dust and grease

  1. Remove the cap from the tube of contact glue and spread the adhesive evenly over both surfaces.
  2. Leave the coated surfaces until the adhesive is just tacky - approximately 4 minutes at normal room temperatures.
  3. Ensure the surfaces are accurately aligned and then press firmly together. They will stick immediately.
  4. After use, wipe nozzle with a cloth and replace cap.

How to remove contact glue

Bostik Contact Adhesive can be removed using nail polish remover or acetone before the product has set. We recommend testing a small area first as solvents in the adhesive or acetone can damage some surfaces.


What is contact glue?

Bostik's contact glue is a solvent-based adhesive that achieves full strength immediately on contact, creating a clear, ultra strong, long-lasting bond.

Contact adhesive is mostly used to bond materials such as wood, glass, mirror, ceramic, leather, hard plastics and similar. The high strength formula makes it perfect for repairing items subject to harsh or extreme conditions, including constant flexing, due to their durability and resilience.

How do I prepare the surfaces to be glued?

Before applying glue, ensure that all surfaces are of sound nature and clean, dry and free from dust, grease or any other contamination.

There is glue on my fingers and I can't remove it, what should I do?

Rinse your fingers immediately with plenty of warm soapy water and do not pull on the skin that has been glued. If glue remains after using warm soapy water, it will often de-bond within a couple of days due to general wear and tear and the natural oils in the skin. If skin irritation occurs, consult a doctor.

What is the shelf life of the adhesive I have bought and where can I store it?

The shelf life of adhesives varies from product to product, but typically ranges between one and two years from the date of manufacture when unopened and stored correctly in dry conditions - usually between +5°C and +25°C. Once opened, the life of the product will be more limited – this is dictated by variables including the type of adhesive, how it is stored, and how much adhesive is left unused. For more information, refer to the product’s Technical Data Sheet.

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