Innovations in Wall Systems: FRP Adhesives and How to Use Them

Adhesives are a key component of the installation process for gypsum wall panels, particularly for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP), a popular choice for high-use commercial settings, kitchens and bathrooms. Because of its design, FRP requires a specific kind of adhesive in order to be installed, and the type of FRP glue that you choose for your next project can make a big impact on how quickly and easily you are able to successfully install your FRP panels.

FRP installation has been described as a potentially messy and time-consuming process. However, with the right tools and solutions such as a fast-acting adhesive, you can avoid some of the mess and cleanup associated with FRP installation. Let’s take a look at a few popular solutions from Titebond, a brand that is recommended by our product partner Nudo and is carried at L&W Supply’s Carolina branches:


Fiberglass reinforced plastic panels have become a popular solution for a wide range of spaces, and it is easy to see why: they are durable, strong and easy to clean. When installed correctly, FRP can last for a long time while retaining its uniform look. It is important that the panels are correctly installed in order to ensure that you get the most value out of your wall system.

L&W Supply partners with industry leading FRP manufacturers such as Nudo to help guarantee that we are getting the most innovative and up-to-date solutions when it comes to FRP and installation. For adhesives, Nudo recommends Franklin Titebond adhesives and their family of products – each of them with different benefits and features. For more information about these products or to place an order, please contact one of L&W Supply’s local branches:Location Finder

Titebond Fast Grab FRP Adhesive

Fast Grab FRP Adhesive 

Titebond GREENchoice Fast Grab FRP Adhesive is specially designed for the installation of FRP panels, ideal for bonding FRP to non-treated plywood, greenboard, concrete, drywall, along with most other porous building materials. With minimal bracing, it offers quick installation and requires minimal bracing. The Fast Grab FRP Adhesive is a great solution for those looking to install their wall quickly without a large cleanup process.

  • Flexibility: Designed to allow materials to expand and contract with temperature changes without cracking
  • Ease of Installation: Quick grab for minimal bracing
  • Safe and Environmentally Friendly: Nonflammable design and VOC-compliant
  • Minimal Cleanup: Cleans easily in water while still wet

Note that this product is not designed for non-porous surfaces. Visit this page for application guidelines and more product information: Titebond Fast Grab FRP Adhesive

Titebond Advanced Polymer

Advanced Polymer Panel Adhesive

The Titebond Advanced Polymer Adhesive carries some of the same features as the Fast Grab FRP solution. As both of them are part of the GREENchoice family of adhesives, they are nonflammable and environmentally safe, emitting no harmful fumes or chemicals.

The main difference between is the two is that the Advanced Polymer is designed to install on both porous and non-porous surfaces, while the Fast Grab only installs on porous walls. Examples of non-porous walls include sealed concrete, fire-rated or pressure treated plywood substrates, metal (galvanized or stainless steel), vinyl, and wood. Because it works with all of these types of walls and surfaces, the Advanced Polymer adhesive offers greater flexibility and a wider range of options.

  • Ease of Installation: The fast grab adhesive is designed with a rapid cure rate, allowing contractors to quickly complete installation
  • Minimal Cleanup: Contains no water, making the installation process even quicker
  • Range of Application: Works with nearly any kind of surface, including non-porous walls
  • Safe and Environmentally Friendly: Mold and moisture resistant, along with nonflammable design and VOC-compliant

To learn more specifics regarding installation and features, visit this page: Titebond Advanced Polymer Panel Adhesive


FRP has found itself as a popular choice for high-traffic, high-impact areas where walls may also come into contact with moisture, such as kitchens, hallways and bathrooms. By choosing the right FRP adhesive product, you can help ensure that you will get the maximum value out of your FRP system.

Together with our product partners, L&W Supply has helped our customers arrive at FRP product solutions that helps meet their design and budgetary needs. If you are interested in or have more questions FRP panels or adhesives from Titebond, contact your local L&W Supply branch.

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