Wood Working Adhesives

Selleys Aquadhere Exterior


Industrial grade PVA, especially developed for use by professional woodworkers and craftsmen, for large projects. Off-white in colour, drying to a light coloured clear film.


  • Excellent performance properties for repairs or building projects
  • No mixing required
  • Suitable for exterior use in non-structural applications
  • Heat resistant to 110oC (bonds will not weaken in exposure to direct summer sun)
  • Can be chiselled, routed or turned
  • Suitable for end grain gluing – won’t stain timber, cream in colour, but dries clear with a slight yellow tint
  • Non-toxic
  • Sandable – will not clog sandpaper like other PVA emulsion glues
  • More water resistant than Aquadhere interior
  • Has a higher heat resistance than Aquadhere interior
  • Paintable
  • Provides a stronger bond than Aquadhere interior for larger jobs
  • Bonds MDF
  • Weather resistant
  • Cleans up with water

Available Sizes

  • 250ml, 500ml Easy applicator bottle
  • 1L, 4L Bottle


  • Goes on Off-White, Dries Clear (slightly pale yellow)

Available at

  • Bunnings
  • Thrifty Link
  • Mitre 10
  • Home Hardware
  • Kmart
  • Coles

Where can this product be used?

  • Cabinet and furniture making
  • Timber letterbox
  • Making a bookshelf
  • Restoring furniture
  • Gluing cupboard shelves for additional support
  • Repairing a door frame or window
  • Repairing or building wooden outdoor furniture
  • Indoor furniture
  • Storage chest for tools
  • Pot plant stand
  • Dog kennel
  • Bed heads
  • Timber joinery
  • Wooden toys
  • Unsuitable for use on coated wallpaper overlaps eg vinyl
  • Will not take common timber stains
  • Not recommended for joints that are subjected to constant high stress. Instead, use Selleys 308 High Stress wood glue
  • Not suitable for below waterline applications or continuous submersion. We recommend Selleys Knead It Aqua for these situations.

What materials is this product suitable for?

  • Softwoods
  • Plywood
  • Joinery
  • Hardwoods
  • MDF
  • Laminating
  • Particleboard
  • Dowelling
  • Veneering
  • Chipboard

How to use this product

  • Surfaces to be bonded must be close fitting, free from dust, dry and clean from grease.
  • Shake bottle before use
  • Apply adhesive liberally to one surface only, position surfaces and press together while still wet. Immediately clamp for 30 minutes for softwoods and 1 hour for hardwoods. Alternatively, low clamping pressures (50lbs/in2) can be used with softwoods; higher pressures are recommended for hardwoods (100 – 150lbs/in2). Do not stress joint for 12 hours.
  • Wipe off excess adhesive while still wet with a damp cloth. If the wood is to be stained, any residual Aquadhere left on the timber surface may prevent the stain from taking to the wood.
  • Maximum strength is achieved after 12 hours, but longer in cold, damp conditions, or when used on dense timbers.
  • Clean all tools with water before adhesive is allowed to dry. If dry, soak in water until adhesive is soft.
  • Cure slows significantly in humid, cold conditions.

Handy tips

  • 1L covers approx. 5m2
  • To fill small gaps, Aquadhere can be mixed with sawdust.
  • Longer clamping times may be required for joints under high stress, or alternatively use 308 High Stress Wood Glue.
  • Avoid contaminating Aquadhere Exterior with iron and steel, eg nails, etc. Aquadhere contaminated with rust (iron oxide) will stain brown/black in the presence of tannins in many woods.
  • Painting or varnishing constructions made of porous softwoods will improve the resistance of bonds to water exposure.
  • On very porous surfaces applying a thin layer to each side and allowing to soaking in before applying a second layer to one side only may result in a stronger bond.
  • If you are gluing over a larger surface, try using a small roller to aid in application.
  • For cleaning surfaces prior to application of adhesive, if the surface is porous, we would recommend using Selleys Liquid Sugar Soap. If the surface is non-porous eg glass or metal, firstly clean the surface with mineral turpentine and then again with methylated spirits. If there is old, difficult to remove residue such as old paint, we recommend using paint stripper such as Selleys Kwik Strip Smart. Ensure the surface is dry before applying the product.
  • Keep a canister of Selleys Sugar Soap Wipes nearby for a quick and effective cleanup.

Safety tips

  • Aquadhere is considered a non-hazardous material.
  • In case of eye contact, hold eye open and flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes.

Storage and re-use

  • Clean all tools with water before adhesive is allowed to dry. If dry, soak in water until adhesive is soft.
  • Storage – For maximum shelf life store inside at moderate temperatures. Do not allow to freeze.
  • It is recommended to use the entire contents of a pack within one year of purchase.

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