Creating textured letters with Gorilla Glue polyurethane glue
By Sal Cabrera
Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2018
No. 11 X-Acto knife
Paper mixing cup, stirring sticks
2-by-4-in. corrugated plastic scraps
Createx Pure Pigment
Latex exam gloves
Corrugated slice vegetable cutter
If you’re not familiar with Gorilla Glue, it is a water-activated polyurethane glue that is often used to laminate high-density urethane board, wood and overlaid plywood. It can also be used to add a texture effect to letters and graphics.
Gilding the surface makes this texture even more interesting. You can gild the surface of the glue without using a size, by waiting for it to get the proper tack.
Please note that temperature and humidity affect the drying time of the glue. I moved fast on these letters due to the hot temperature in my shop and the humidity. It’s best to do a sample before you begin your project.
I hope I have explained things clearly enough for you. Hopefully you will give it a try—enjoy. it’s fun!
Sal Cabrera, Signs ‘n Airbrush by Sal, New Freedom, Pennsylvania