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How to Glue Limestone

Limestone is a soft, porous rock that has similar properties to marble and other light-coloured stones. The porous nature of limestone makes it an ideal material for gluing. Glue designed for use with limestone or similar stones creates an incredibly hard bond that is difficult to break, so you can glue even very large pieces together.

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  1. Clean the limestone with a grease-fighting cleaner and soft cloths, then rinse. Wash the surface of the stone with acetone and a soft cloth. Allow the stone to dry overnight to ensure all water particles have evaporated from the surface.

  2. Mix 98 per cent glue with 2 per cent hardener. Blend the two materials together with a Popsicle stick.

  3. Apply a thin, even layer of glue to both stone pieces using the Popsicle stick. Remove any glue that has spilt over the sides.

  4. Clamp the two stone pieces together with large clamps. Wipe away any excess glue from around the edges. Allow the glue to dry overnight.

  5. Sand away any excess glue with sandpaper after the glue hardens.

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Things You'll Need

  • Grease-fighting cleaner
  • Soft cloths
  • Acetone
  • Acrylic adhesive designed for use with limestone
  • Glue hardener
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Large clamps
  • Sandpaper

About the Author

Brenda Priddy has more than 10 years of crafting and design experience, as well as more than six years of professional writing experience. Her work appears in online publications such as Donna Rae at Home, Five Minutes for Going Green and Daily Mayo. Priddy also writes for Archstone Business Solutions and holds an Associate of Arts in English from McLennan Community College.

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