Selleys Liquid Nails Original is a high strength multipurpose construction adhesive that forms a strong and lasting bond on most building substrates.


  • Strong bond - which is flexible enough to respond to movement allowing a strong bond to maintained.
  • Adheres well to wet and dry timber, so there is no need to wait for the timber to dry.
  • Easily extruded and easy to use at low temperatures.
  • Paintable when dry, to give you a neat, quality finished job.
  • Doesn't drip, sag or string, so there is less mess when you are using the product.
  • Bridges gaps on rough and ill fitting construction materials
  • Meets requirements specified by Australian Standard AS 2329-1999.

Where can this product be used?

  • Sheet flooring to joists
  • Metal or aluminium door strips to floors or walls
  • Timber or fibre cement sheeting to cement block or brick walls
  • Masonite to timber
  • Wallboard or panelling to wood or metal frames
  • Cork tiles to timber, fibro or plaster
  • Tempered hardboard to floorboards
  • To eliminate the squeaks in tongue and groove boards 

What materials is this product suitable for?

  • Timber
  • Plasterboard
  • MDF
  • Particleboard
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Tiles
  • Cermaics
  • Metals
  • Rubber
  • Glass
  • Plastics*
  • *Pre test plastics to determine compatibility. Not for use on polyethylene, polypropylene, Teflon, silicone or polystyrene.


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

Size 100g Tube
  320g Cartridge 
  600mL Sausage 
Colours Beige
Technology Solvent Based
Use Exterior 
  1. Ensure surfaces are free from oil, grease and dust. Wipe off any pooled water from wet timber.
  2. Cut cartridge tip, fit nozzle and cut to desired opening (5mm) then insert into caulking gun.
  3. Apply bead using caulking gun, along length of joist, stud or batten. On broad flat surfaces apply beads every 40cm.
  4. Position pieces and press firmly together. Fix with sufficient nails, screws or clamping to hold load and achieve contact over total bond area. Repositionable for up to 20 minutes after fitting.
  5. Allow adhesive to set (minimum 24 hours**) before removing any temporary fasteners or clamping. Use with mechanical fasteners in high stress applications

Contact Bond Method
For immediate bond use contact bond method, apply to one surface only, press together and pull apart. Allow surfaces to dry 2-5 minutes, before firmly joining.

Use in conjunction with manufacturers installation requirements. To eliminate squeaks in tongue and groove flooring, apply a bead of Liquid Nails® Original into groove of each board when installing.


  • *Pre test plastics to determine compatibility. Not for use on polyethylene, polypropylene, Teflon, silicone or polystyrene.
  • **Usually a strong bond is achieved in 24 hours and continues to strengthen over 2-3 days. Cures in 7 days. Expect longer times for thicker applications, less porous surfaces and in cold weather.
  • Avoid use in tightly clamped joints eg. Cabinet making or joinery.
  • Not for use on mirrors. Use Liquid Nails® Mirror Metal & Glass.
  • Not for metals heated by direct sunlight. Bonds weaken at higher temperatures. Use Liquid Nails® Mirror Metal & Glass.
  • Not for Styrene Foam. Use Liquid Nails® Fast Grab.
  • Do not use as the sole bonding agent for structural bonding.
  • Not for permanent water immersion.
  • Adheres to wet/poor seasoned timber.
  • Bridges Gaps up to 9mm
  • When applying to one surface, ensure sufficient Liquid Nails Original is used so that some adhesive extrudes out when surfaces are brought together then wipe off excess if necessary.  If glue is not visible, then insufficient contact may not have been made between the surfaces and a weak joint may result.
  • Liquid Nails Original should always be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners in structural, critical or high stress applications.
  • Liquid Nails Original is sometimes called Liquid Nails (Solvent based) to differentiate it from the other Liquid Nails products.
  • Liquid Nails Original shrinks slightly on curing.
  • Cured Liquid Nails Original residues can be removed by holding a rag soaked in mineral turps against the residue, then rubbing the residue once softened. Mineral turps penetrates in this way at approximately 1 mm per hour.
  • To eliminate squeaks in tongue and groove flooring, apply a bead of Liquid nails into the groove or each board when installing.


  • Uncured product may be removed with mineral turps.
  • Cured product can be removed by scraping or sanding. 

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