Maxim Wood Glue â€“ Blue Label
Maxim wood glue - blue label, is a water based PVA-type glue that is initially white but dries clear.Â It has a one-minute set time, takes 15 minutes to strong bond and 24 hours for that permanence weâ€™re all looking for. It doesn't leave a thick glue line and is also stainable. Â Itâ€™s great for very small mouldings, fillets, and things that need to be glued fast.Â As far as price, it is comparable to Cornerweld.
Maxim wood glue also comes with a red label that has a slower set time (5 minutes) but same terrific bond strength. Â I read a post in â€śThe Grumbleâ€ť that it was discontinued but I know we at the Frame Makers have recently ordered it from a local supplier, so check your catalogs.
In terms of performance, Maxim Blue is excellent!Â Iâ€™ve had particularly great results when joining fillets, which as we all know can be difficult. Yet it has also worked great with ANY size frame. I have been easily able to turn or pick up the fillet/frame after only a minute (although I feel more comfortable waiting two minutes) before I start working with it. With Cornerweld I have not been able to accomplish anything that quickly. Â I love the fact that it dries clear as Iâ€™m fairly generous with my glue.Â My only advice is if youâ€™re having a busy day up at the counter, put off using it as this glue sets so quickly, it seals off the wood.Â Â The red label Maxim glue would be a much better choice on those crazy days!
I highly recommend Maxim Wood Glue â€“ blue label as do many other picture framers.Â Cabinet makers recommend it as well!