Franklin Titebond wood glue has been around for over 70 years. In 1955, Franklin introduced the first aliphatic resin glue, Titebond Original Wood Glue. In 1991, Titebond II Premium became the first one-part Type II water-resistant glue on the market. Continuing innovation in adhesive technology has culminated in the recent introduction of Titebond III Ultimate, the first totally waterproof wood glue.
This line of adhesives has legions of loyal users ranging professional woodworkers to craft hobbyists, in applications from from exterior construction to bonding non-porous materials.
Titebond Glue Advantages
A 70 year history of adhesive performance, consistency, reliable hold and value goes a long way. Titebond provides effective and responsible labeling, easy-to-follow instructions, and key application tips that differentiate their adhesives from other wood glues.
Titebond Original is the adhesive industry standard for woodworking and lets DIYers achieve professional results. Original wood glue is ideal for strongly bonding wood, hardboard, particleboard, leather, cloth, and most other porous materials. Once cured, glue develops a bond stronger than the wood itself, offers excellent sandability and is unaffected by finishes. In addition, Titebond Original is easy to use, non-toxic and cleans up with water.
Titebond II Premium
Titebond II Premium wood glue is water resistant. This one-part adhesive is ideal for exterior woodworking projects such as outdoor furniture, picnic tables, and birdhouses. Titebond II provides strong initial tack, sets quickly, and provides superior strength and excellent sandability. Plus, Titebond II not only passes the ANSI Type II water-resistance specification, but is FDA approved for indirect contact with food.
Titebond III Ultimate
What makes Titebond III 'Ultimate'?
Titebond III is the most advanced wood glue available because it combines the strength, sandability, ease of use and water cleanup of other wood glues (aliphatic resins) with the durability, open time and water-resistance of polyurethanes. The advantages are many:
Waterproof & Passes ANSI/HPVA Type I Specification
Longer open time
Lower application temperature
Resists solvents, heat and mildew
Unaffected by finishes
Water cleanup and Non-toxic
FDA approved for indirect food contact
Sands easily without softening
Safer than traditional waterproof glues
Titebond III is especially useful for outdoor applications in cooler temperatures, and its open time provides woodworkers the necessary latitude to ensure substrates are precisely aligned before being bonded. It combines superior strength, Type I water-resistance, long open time and low chalk temperature into one.
Compared to Original and Premium, Titebond Ultimate offers the highest strength, longest open time, lowest chalk temperature, highest viscosity and the best water resistance. It combines the features of multiple gluing technologies.
How do Titebond adhesives compare to polyurethane glues?
Titebond II has superior water-resistance, provides a stronger bond on wood-to-wood applications, doesn't foam and requires less clamp time. Titebond III doesn't require the use of gloves and cleans up with water. It is significantly less expensive than polyurethane glues and offers similar coverage rates.