So, I started thinking about pad glue and how I don’t like the flammable type for a couple of reasons; FIRE being a big one, but also I can’t abide by the fumes and the way they make me feel. Customers don’t like the fumes either. Besides, I figure since August 24, 1970 when I started in this trade and now, I have been exposed to enough bad stuff on the job site. What to do? Latex pad glue is practically impossible to find, so I make my own. Here’s how I do it.
What you will need: multi-purpose adhesive, mixing bucket, water, and an empty rinsed-out gallon milk jug. (Photo 1a) Mix the latex and water one part water to one part multi-purpose adhesive (half-gallon water to a half-gallon adhesive).
Next poke a hole in the lid with an awl, as shown in Photos 5 and 6.
Shake before using and before removing the plastic from under the lid. Squeeze out a stream of adhesive along the seam line and the room edges. (Photo 9)