Oak and Teak glue, the all wood glue, is a two part epoxy resin made largely from the resins of wood itself. That is why it can dissolve the natural oils of oily hardwoods such as Teak, Cocobolo and Ebony. Epoxy glues made from petrochemicals cannot do this.
Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue will of course bond all non oily hardwoods and softwoods that lesser epoxies are also capable of gluing. Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue is unaffected by the natural acids common to many woods, which is why it bonds Oak so readily.
It will also (with proper chemical surface preparation) glue a wide variety of metals(instructions here), glass, rubber and also glue plastic materials(instructions here). The cured adhesive is completely waterproof and weatherproof.
Our Epoxy Cleanup Solvent will dissolve and clean up excess Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue before it has gelled. Once cured, there is no clean-up solvent.
The cured adhesive is easily sanded back, and leaves an unobtrusive glue line. It is a translucent orange in colour.
Oak and Teak epoxy glue uses Smith and Co’s Dual Synergistic Catalyst™, a breakthrough in the control of epoxy resin curing. This new technology not only gives a long working time (without smoking like other brands), but also cures twice as fast as older-technology products.
Features Of Oak And Teak Epoxy Wood Glue
- Great for gluing particularly resinous woods which are notoriously hard to bond to reliably
- The resin is as flexible as wood once set
- 1 to 1 mix ratio by volume and is forgiving of minor mix disparities. If mixing by weight use 10 parts A to 12 parts B by weight.
- 2-hour pot life at 21°C / 70°F, full cure in 24 hrs
- Workable and curable below freezing (-2 °C / 28°F, 8 days cure)
- Extremely tough
- Usable over a very wide temperature range
How To Use Oak And Teak Epoxy Wood Glue
- Measure the Oak and Teak Epoxy wood glue out. It is a 1:1 mix ratio, so very easy to get right, and it is very forgiving of mix ratio errors. 10 parts A to 12 parts B if measured by weight
- Mix the Oak and Teak epoxy thoroughly, all two part adhesives require very thorough mixing to set properly. Our glue mixing sticks may be of interest to you here. Wait around ten minutes until the mixed glue turns from white to amber before using it
- Never clean the surfaces with solvents even if you are gluing very oily wood such as Cocobolo or Teak. Solvents will be absorbed by the wood which will interfere with the penetration of the glue and weaken the resulting joint. Oak and Teak Epoxy will not be affected by the oils in the wood. This is a major advantage over our competitor products, which require the use of solvents that inevitably reduce joint strength
- Apply the Oak and Teak epoxy to both surfaces of the joint and allow the wood to soak up as much as it wants to. End grain and porous woods such as the edges of plywood will soak up more. Scarf and Butt joints are especially prone to soaking up glue because of their end grain surfaces.
- Allow the wood to soak up the adhesive, deep penetration gives strong joints, and it stops the joint being starved of glue after assembly as the wood soaks the glue up then. Oak and Teak Epoxy has a long working time, you do not have to rush this stage
- Clamp the joint using moderate pressure. The use of too much pressure will starve the joint of glue and weaken the joint
- Clean any excess glue from the joint area with paper towels. Avoid the use of solvents if you can as they can penetrate the wood and weaken the joint. If you must use solvents, use our Epoxy Clean Up Solvent sparingly
- Allow the glue to harden before stressing the joint. All Smiths Epoxy resins use their Dual Synergistic Catalyst™ which will ensure a full dependable cure at temperatures as low as -2° C (28° F)
- Oak and teak epoxy dries to a translucent pale orange. It is easy to sand and leaves very inconspicuous glue lines once finished. Oak and Teak Epoxy resin will fill gaps in joints.
Shelf Life of Oak and Teak Wood Glue
The shelf life under ideal storage conditions of Smiths Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue is likely to be in excess of five years in the original sealed containers.
Primary ageing is crystallisation caused by storage in cold conditions of the Part B, the clear part. This is reversible by gentle heating to melt the crystals and allowing the glue to cool slowly. There are details of how to do this in this article on decrystallising epoxy resins.
Accelerated-aging of the plastic bottles containing the chemical ingredients has been done, and the manufacturer is confident they will be mechanically stable for three to five years, stored under ambient conditions.
Absorption of the natural atmospheric moisture causes lumps to form in Part A.
Plastic bottles allow moisture diffusion through the walls which eventually allows this to happen, and the bottles themselves can buckle or crack after 5 to 10 years. The syringes are rather more durable, because of the thicker walls and the different kind of plastic.
Once any container has been opened, the seal-after-use becomes uncertain, and for that reason we recommend the product be used within twelve months from opening the container.
If the glue does degrade it will still glue any common wood, but it’s ability to glue at full strength challenging oily or acidic woods will be compromised.
Larger sizes are packaged in metal cans with metal inner-seals to maximize shelf and storage lives.
I have spent the last 40+ years working with a large variety of adhesives on a large variety of materials. This is truly the most remarkably versatile adhesive that I think I have ever used. ‘Hyper Glue’ or some other such adjective would be a better name for it.
Do please try this adhesive if you ever make or repair stuff, you will find it an invaluable asset in your toolbox. It is not a fast set, and you do have to mix it, but the bonds are both waterproof and permanent to so many materials.
Please read the comprehensive instructions that are between the two cans or within the outer packaging before use.
If you are buying a pack of 950ml or above, supplied in tins, please give serious consideration to also purchasing a squeezy bottle pack. It is easy to refill squeezy bottles from the tins, and is far easier to dispense small quantities from them.
When dispensing larger quantities mixing by weight is easiest and only requires a modern cheap set of digital kitchen scales. Mix by proportion 10 parts A : 12 parts B.
All epoxy resins can cause skin sensitisation. Wear suitable protective equipment.
The safety data sheets are available under the MSDS tab on this page.