How to Glue Tyvek

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Tyvek, a registered trademark of DuPont, is a plasticlike synthetic material used in residential and commercial structures, office supplies and in craft projects. The material is water- and air-resistant, durable and easily cut with a utility knife. In building structures, the material is used to cover sheathing and insulation. In craft projects, Tyvek is used in bookbinding, display boards and for envelopes and pouches. When gluing Tyvek, use an adhesive that dries quickly and won't run.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 soft rags or cloths
  • Water-based adhesive (large-scale projects) or glue stick (for craft projects)
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Concrete blocks (optional)
  • Book (optional)

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Large-Scale Projects

Wipe the pieces of Tyvek with a soft cloth or rag to remove any loose dust and dirt.

Lay the two pieces of Tyvek on a flat surface.

Apply a layer of a water-based adhesive to one side of the piece of Tyvek you want to glue.

Spread the glue with a paintbrush or sponge. Work quickly to keep the adhesive from drying.

Place the other piece of Tyvek on top of the side of Tyvek that contains the glue.

Press and hold the pieces of Tyvek by hand or place concrete blocks on top of the two pieces.

Let the Tyvek pieces dry according to the recommended time on the container of water-based adhesive.

Small-Scale Projects

Wipe the pieces of Tyvek with a soft cloth or rag to remove any loose dust and dirt.

Lay the two pieces of Tyvek on a flat surface.

Apply a layer of adhesive from a glue stick to one side of the piece of Tyvek you want to glue. Work quickly to keep the glue from drying.

Place the other piece of Tyvek on top of the side of Tyvek that contains the glue.

Press and hold the pieces of Tyvek by hand or place a book on top of the two pieces.

Let the Tyvek pieces dry for 10 minutes or according to the recommended time on the side of the glue stick.

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