Choosing the right kind of glue and using that glue correctly is very important when working with EVA Foam. The glue has to be strong, accurate, and flexible. The glued parts will be squished and have to endure a lot of strain, so there aren´t a lot of glues, that checks all of these boxes.

So what is the best glue for EVA Foam? In short, the best glue for almost every EVA Foam project is Contact Cement. Contact Cement is a strong glue, that is also slightly elastic, so it will endure bending and twisting. It is also easy and fast to use and very accurate to use.

E-6000 can leave stringy bits behind, a lot like hot glue does. While E-6000 is similar in strength to contact cement

contact cement
Impact glue, contact glue or neoprene glue, is a type of glue, used mainly to glue plastic foams, laminates, metal panels, etc. It also allows the mounting of supports of different types (metal on wood, cork on plaster, wood on cement, etc). › Impact_glue

, it’s sold in much smaller tubes. To reiterate, you CANNOT use E-6000 on insulation foam. It will melt and eat away at the material, and it just won’t end well in general.


2-part epoxy adhesives are incredibly strong glues that can even hold engine parts together. By mixing the two chemical elements together, you create the adhesive itself and apply it where needed. It’s a more intense process since you have to make the adhesive but has the strongest bond. It does have a full 24 hour cure time but will be the strongest, though least flexible, hold.

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Aleenes is like the Elmer’s glue you used in elementary school but with a thicker consistency and is used the same way. Pro tip: You can also water it down to stiffen fabrics since the adhesive can work its way into the fibers.

Wood Glue

Best adhesive when making props out of wood. Because the glue is made up of saw dust, it helps form a bond to wood that is stronger than the wood itself. Gorilla glue has a decent wood glue you can use!


What should you not use E6000 on?

Contact/barge cement: Contact cement, or barge, is one of the most popular adhesives for EVA foam because it provides one of the strongest and most permanent bonds of any adhesive on the list. Contact cement, if you’ve never worked with it, is pretty intense and toxic, which is what makes it so effective.

Does super glue Work on EVA foam?

E6000 is also not recommended for use on any polystyrene, polyethylene or polypropylene plastics.

How long does E6000 take to dry on foam?

It’s made of an acrylic resin called cyanoacrylate, which creates a strong chemical bond between surfaces. In particular, super glue is an ideal adhesive for EVA foam armor, props, and other cosplay pieces. Essentially, you can use super glue in any foam application that you’d also use contact cement for.

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