Titebond Contractor Grade Water-Based Drywall Adhesive is a professional strength product specifically designed for installing drywall and paneling to most common building materials including wood and metal studs. It offers excellent adhesion, reduces nail pops and provides a “no sag” installation. The pro-grade adhesive has a high bond strength and exceeds ASTM C557 for drywall installation. This VOC-compliant, nonflammable formula is environmentally safe – emitting no harmful fumes and promoting healthy living and working environments.

Features & Benefits

  • Recommended For: Installation of drywall and paneling to most common building materials including wood and metal studs.
  • Compatible Materials: Common building materials including wood, metal, gypsum wallboard, plywood, hardboard, tile board, plaster, wallpaper (non-vinyl) and most other porous materials.
  • Reduces nail pops
  • Professional strength
  • Solvent free
  • No sag installation
  • No harsh odor
  • Cleans easily with water in wet state
  • VOC-compliant
  • Environmentally safe

Specifications & Certifications

  • Exceeds ASTM C557. Tested in accordance with ASTM E72 for racking and shearing.

Application Guidelines

  • Application Temperature: Over 40°F for adhesive and substrates
  • Service Temperature Range: 0°F to 120°F
  • Working Time: Approximately 20 minutes for a 1/4’’ bead
  • Prep: Surfaces must be clean and free of any material that may prevent adequate adhesion.
  • Application: Cut tip on slant for 1/4’’ to 3/8’’ bead. Puncture inner seal and place in cartridge gun. Apply continuous bead of adhesive to studs or furring strips. Where two panels join, apply a zigzag bead so adhesive will contact both panels. Adhere materials within 20 minutes or before skinning of adhesive occurs. Press surfaces firmly together for full contact with adhesive. Note: For drywall, use fasteners in accordance with local building standards. For paneling or other large applications, use finishing nails at top and bottom and brace overnight as needed. When applying adhesive overhead for ceiling applications, use 3/8’’ bead or less.
  • Cleanup: Tools and adhesive may be cleaned with water while the adhesive is wet. If dried, tools and adhesive may be cleaned with water/acetone/vinegar mixture. Follow solvent vendor’s precautions.


Size1/8” Bead1/4" Bead3/8" Bead1/2" Bead
28 Oz. Cartridge355 ft.86 ft.39 ft.21 ft.

Physical Properties

  • Type: Polymer emulsion
  • State: Medium-viscosity mastic
  • Color: Beige
  • Solids: 71%
  • Viscosity: 200,000 cps
  • pH : 7.0
  • Calculated VOC: <50 g/L
  • Flashpoint: >200°F
  • Freeze / Thaw Stability: Stable
  • Storage Life: 24 months in unopened container above 40°F
  • Odor: Slight


Not intended for exterior applications. For all ceiling applications, fasteners are required in addition to the adhesive. For best results, store above 40°F.

Product SKUs

Part NumberUPCCase UPCSizeWeightUnits Per PackagePackages Per Pallet
72920370830729211003708307292828 Oz. Cartridge31.611244

Important Notice: Our recommendations, if any, for the use of this product are based on tests believed to be reliable. Since the use of this product is beyond the control of the manufacturer, no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to such use or effects incidental to such use, handling or possession or the results to be obtained, whether in accordance with the directions or claimed so to be. The manufacturer expressly disclaims responsibility therefore. Furthermore, nothing contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing laws and/or patents covering any material or use.

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