Kwik Grip® Waterbased is a contact adhesive that is ideal for bonding large, horizontal, flat, close fitting surfaces. Forms a durable, heat resistant bond for long lasting results.


  • High Strength
  • Easy to use – Applies white, and turns clear when ready to join surfaces
  • Easy to clean up – Cleans up with water
  • Low odour/Low VOC /Non-toxic – No harmful solvent fumes
  • Dries clear – For seamless repairs
  • Instant bond - No clamping required and in most cases repaired item can be used
  • Suitable for use on horizontal or vertical surfaces
  • Can be used in same method as other adhesives (wet bond) for small repairs.
  • Heat resistant to 130°C
  • Non-flammable

Where can this product be used?

  • Bonding veneers of timber and laminated plastics, eg. Laminex and Formica to bench tops, table tops or other furniture.
  • Areas where clamping or pressing facilities are either not available or difficult to use.
  • Patching vinyl flooring
  • Replacing a vinyl tile
  • Cork tiling
  • Laying a vinyl floor
  • Leather work eg handbags
  • Adhering flexible or other material to Aluminium
  • Joining, repairing holes in tents, car covers and other outdoor equipment
  • Replacing lifting edges or laying lino
  • Attaching rubbers to your fridge door
  • Bonding labels to tins
  • Repairing your wetsuit
  • Craft and scrapbooking projects (safe to use on Polystyrene)
  • Areas where clamping or pressing facilities are either not available or difficult to use

What materials is this product suitable for?

  • Fabric
  • Laminated plastics
  • Veneers
  • Hard board
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Fibrous cement sheet
  • Aluminium
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Rubber
  • Cork
  • Leather
  • Canvas
  • Felt
  • Metals
  • Most plastics*
  • *Not for polyethylene or polypropylene plastics. Use Selleys All Plastic Fix.

Please contact your store to confirm avaliability, as some stores may have a limited range.

Size 50ml Tube
  500ml Tub
Colours White, dries clear
Technology Water Based
Use Interior
Contact Bonding
  1. Ensure surfaces are clean and dry. If cutting laminate sheets, cut slightly oversize. Tube: Remove cap and carefully remove foil seal.
  2. Apply to both surfaces and spread evenly ensuring surfaces are completely covered. Keep surfaces apart until adhesive is almost dry (turns from white to clear) – approximately 20 minutes, no more than 40 minutes.
  3. Position items carefully, still keeping surfaces apart with dowels. When edges are perfectly aligned, remove dowels, and working from one edge, press surfaces firmly together. Grabs immediately on contact.
  4. Secure bond by running a roller over the bonded surfaces or by hammering the surface from the centre outwards using a padded block. Maximum bond strength is reached after 24 hours. Clamping of warped or curled surfaces may be necessary.
  5. Note: Drying time may be extended in cold and wet weather conditions.

Wet Bonding - Small areas or porous surfaces

  1. Ensure surfaces are clean and dry.
  2. Apply to one surface, then bring surfaces together and clamp until dry.


  • Not for frequently damp or wet areas or exterior use.
  • *Not for polyethylene or polypropylene plastics. Use Selleys All Plastic Fix.
  • Do not use below 10°C. 
  • Coverage area up 500mL tub covers 1 surface up to 2.5sq.m depending on porosity of surfaces.
  • Being Low VOC/low odour this product is much safer for use indoors than most other contact adhesives which tend to be solvent-based.
  • Can be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces
  • In the event of prolonged open time, Kwik Grip® Waterbased will continue to give good contact bond for up to 8 hours. This means that once you have applied the adhesive, if you suddenly need to run out to the shops or go and do another job, you can safely come back within 8 hours and join the two surfaces for a great result! Many solvent-based contact adhesives have a much shorter open time limit.
  • Drying time maybe extended in cold or wet weather, or for thicker applications.
  • Clamping of  warped or curled surfaces may be required
  • Uncured product may be removed with water.
  • Cured product can be sanded and scraped. 

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