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
, 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.
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?
Does super glue Work on EVA foam?
How long does E6000 take to dry on foam?