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What's a good glue to use to adhere a small mirror to a piece of wood (craft project)?

Asked by jca (36002points) February 17th, 2010

i want to glue a small mirror (like 3” diameter) to a piece of wood. what is a good adhesive that will not ruin the back of the mirror? i see there’s something called Mirror Mastic but that seems like a caulky, bulky substance that i don’t think would work for a small project like a craft.

i do decoupage and want to make a small wooden plaque with a small mirror glued to it.

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MissAnthrope's avatar

I would use silicon glue.

hannahsugs's avatar

I think almost anything will work. Super glue or a hot glue gun come to mind.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I second Gorilla Glue. I’ve had good luck with it in the past.

lilikoi's avatar

Third Gorilla Glue.

jca's avatar

i just want to make sure that whatever i use will not ruin the silver on the back that makes the mirror a mirror.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

It depends…How is the mirror going to be displayed? Like, is it going to be hanging on the wall, or sitting on a desk or dresser? If it’s hanging, I think I would use Gorilla Glue. If it’s hanging, you probably don’t want any globs of glue that a hot glue gun would make. For that matter, you probably don’t want any of that at all. So I would say Gorilla Glue. It shouldn’t wreck the silver on the back of the mirror. Especially since most mirrors have some paper on the back.

susanc's avatar

Most mirrors have some paper on the back?
Gorilla Glue: fourth it.

LunaChick's avatar

As just about everyone has already said – Gorilla Glue works great, for this type of project. If you’re worried about it ruining the back, just use it around the edges. It won’t be quite as strong of a hold, but it will still work well enough.

davidbetterman's avatar

Hot glue and krazy glue

john65pennington's avatar

Gorilla Glue will glue your mother to your father. its that good.

lillycoyote's avatar

@john65pennington LOL. You’re absolutely right. If all the votes for Gorilla Glue and your endorsement doesn’t convince @jca that Gorilla Glue is the answer, nothing will.

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