What is the Best Super Glue 

We have explained below the best super glue for using on different materials. The good news and here we explain the various options available on the UK market. The good news is that super glue is not that expensive and depending on which brand you go for will cost anything between £2-5.

In the UK, there are really only two big players who are Loctite and Gorilla. There are other brands who sell these types of glue and they include UHU, XPRO, Everbuild, Bostik, and Sealey

2 Best Selling Super Glues

Loctite Super Glue

90% buyer satisfaction based on 15,000+ online buyer reviews

Suitable for wood, stone, leather, metal, rubber and some plastics

Gorilla Super Glue

92% buyer satisfaction based on 16,000+ online buyer reviews

Suitable for wood, ceramic, paper, metal, rubber and some plastics

These 2 super glues are by quite a distance the best sellers on the UK market. Gorilla gets a slightly higher rating and has sold more but it slightly more expensive. The Gorilla tube has 12g net weight and the Loctite 4g net weight. These are classed as multi-purpose super glues.

Please note we cover below in much more detail super glues designed for use on all plastics.

Best Super Glue for Plastic

92% buyer satisfaction based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews

This is an industrial grade high viscosity superglue that works really well on plastics, PVCu and also works on metals and glass

This works better than most hot glue guns

It is a non-solvent based product and as such will dry clear which is important if there are going to be any over spills

This is more expensive that the standard superglue but for plastic especially this works really well and works quickly


  • Buyers say this glue is much stronger than most of the standard superglues
  • Many buyers say they have used this to stick a variety of materials 
  • Buyers say that 10-20 minutes is the average time it takes for a really solid fix
  • Buyers like that this can be used outside


  • Some buyers say the glue remained tacky
  • A few buyers say the glue just didn't stick

Best Super Glue for Metal

86% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

This superglue from JB Weld is a 2 part steel epoxy that works really well on all types of metal

This takes about 6 minutes to set and around 4-6 hours to fully cure

It will also work really well on  tiles, glass, wood metal and masonry including bricks and concrete

You have to mix the two parts together and when it bonds has a a tensile strength of 3127 PSI so very strong


  • Buyers say this is the best type of glue to stick metal to metal for long lasting results 
  • Buyers say it is easy enough to use but it does take a few minutes to set properly 
  • Most buyers agree an ideal epoxy type glue for metals of all kinds


  • You do have to make a mix and guess the right amount
  • A few buyers say this is expensive

Best Super Glue for Wood

92% buyer satisfaction based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a superglue for wood and is an industrial grade product that gets extremely good positive buyer reviews

It is also clear so good if there is any leakage or staining

You will see on many glues the use of the word substrate when referring to what the glue will stick to - Wood Substrate means a product made of wood, particleboard, plywood, medium density fiberboard, rattan, wicker, bamboo, or composite products with exposed wood grain

This particular glue is good for all types of wood including these substrates

You can buy this in 20 and 50 gram sizes


  • Buyers say this glue works very quickly and effectively on all types of wood and veneers  
  • Many buyers said this is the best glue that they have ever used
  • Buyers say this is a proper size of a bottle and not those small tubes
  • Buyers said it worked quickly and permanently


  • A few buyers thought it was a bit on the expensive side 
  • A few buyers said the tubes are very small

Best Super Glue for Miniatures

90% buyer satisfaction based on 6,000+ online buyer reviews

Miniatures are made from different materials such as resin, metal, polystyrene, plastic and paper

The glue you choose will really depend on which material your miniatures are made from

When we checked most forums online the majority prefer a clear Gorilla superglue which we have shown to the left

We would recommend trying a general purpose superglue like this first and if that doesn't work then look for the specific material one at that time

There are also glue pens for finer work


  • Buyers like the fact that this works well and is clear so no signs of glue afterwards
  • Buyers also said this is fast acting and bonds very quickly
  • The majority of buyers said this worked on metal miniatures really well


  • Some buyers say this is too expensive compared to other glues
  • A few buyers say the neck gets bunged up when open

Best Super Glue for Rubber & Shoes

88% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

This German made superglue is the glue most online buyers turn to when trying to stick rubber or on shoes

This is a larger than most 90 gram tube

It has a very strong adhesion and particularly good at bonding leather and rubber

Many buyers use this for fixing inflatable hot tubs which should give you an indication of its strength

Buyers used this to fix straps, belts, shoes and other rubber and leather items


  • Buyers said although this is expensive there is a lot of glue in the tube and it works really well
  • Buyers said the best way to get a bond is to apply to both sides, allow to go tacky and then press together 
  • Buyers say it lasts once you let the glue fully dry out


  • A few buyers said this just didn't work for their shoes 
  • Some buyers said just to buy cheap superglue instead

Best Super Glue Remover

86% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a solvent based liquid that can be used to de-bond most types of superglues

It will work on most common surfaces such as steel, glass, plastic, rubber, brick, stone, wood and laminates

You can use on the skin as long as you wash it off after use with hot water and soap, and never use this on any type of skin that is broken or cut

It takes about 30 seconds to work and remember a little goes a very long way


  • Buyers say it is not a miracle cure but it does work on most things
  • Buyers also say that just a spot of this works really quickly so a bottle will last for a very long time 
  • It is good at removing glue stains though it may take longer than 30 seconds to do its job 


  • It doesn't work on some types of superglue 
  • A few buyers say that it doesn't work on certain surfaces like carpets

Safety When Using any Superglue

When doing our research we noticed that all manufacturers issued safety notices for using their glue. Hopefully the reasons for that are obvious in that you want to avoid this stuff getting on to your skin or accidentally being rubbed on to your skin.

You should wear gloves when using any superglue and ideally some form of eye protection.

If it gets on your hands it can cause skin irritation so always a good idea to have some de-bonder available should that happen.

There are always fumes from any glue because of the ingredients so prolonged use may cause eye irritation

Always read the label and product information before use.

Many superglues are also flammable so be careful during use and when storing them.

So as you can see, there are a number of superglues available on the UK market. If in doubt use one of the general purpose glues first, and if that doesn't work, then try a superglue for the specific materials you are trying to fix.

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