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Inflatable paddle boards are usually very robust.

However, minor damage to the outer skin can occur now and then, for example if you scrape along a quay wall or the board comes into contact with sharp objects.

The sidewalls are particularly hypersensitive to this, as they are generally constructed a bit thinner than the top and bottom.

You can give your paddle board to a repair service, but you can also repair the leaks yourself quite easily. For this purpose, repair kits with PVC glue are usually included in the delivery of a paddle board, but they are also available separately.

Below we present some PVC glue kits for the repair of your board in more detail.

Best PVC Glues for Paddle Boards

Bestseller No. 1
TOBWOLF 6 Pack 3.15" / 8cm Stainless Steel D-Ring Patch for Inflatable Boat Kayak Dinghy SUP,...
  • 🤍【Pack & Size】-- Package included 6pcs D Ring...
  • 🤍【Welded PVC Construction】-- Built super tough...
  • 🤍【Highlights】-- Add extra tiedown points to your...
  • 🤍【Features】-- These patches are strong, easy to...
Bestseller No. 2
6pcs PVC D-Ring Patch Stainless Steel D Ring Patches for for Inflatable Boat Kayak Dinghy SUP Deck...
  • 👉 NO GLUE 👈
  • 【Package include】6 stainless steel White D ring...
  • 【Strong Adhesive Effect】Canoe d ring patch easy to...
  • 【Replacement Accessories】D Ring Patch is used for...
Bestseller No. 3
AquaPro Liquid Repair Kit Transparent | Salt Water Ready Liquid Waterproof Repair Kit for PVC & PU...
  • AquaPro is a perfect durable heavy duty salt water...
  • Method Of Use: 1. Deflate your inflatable completely...
  • AquaPro is a Water Resistant Sealant for Outdoor &...
  • AquaPro is specially designed to easily patch and...


How long does an adhesive take to dry approximately?

After applying a thin layer of the PVC adhesive to the patch and the marked area on the paddle board, you should allow it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes before placing the patch on the board.

Once the repair is complete, you should then wait at least 24 hours before using your paddle board on the water again. Learn more about PVC glue for paddle boards.

Is there a difference between normal PVC glue and the glue for paddle boards?

There is basically no difference between PVC glues and those designed for paddle board repair. Adhesives intentionally offered for paddle board repair are usually PVC adhesives, because an adhesive for fixing leaks in boards must always be PVC suitable. Learn more about PVC glue for paddle boards.

Do I also need a PVC patch for small cracks?

Whether you can repair small cracks in a paddle board without a PVC patch cannot be answered yes or no in principle.

Although some manufacturers of PVC adhesives advertise that this can be done without a patch and by simply brushing on the adhesive, we advise in any case to always work with a patch if you expect longer-term repair results – even with only minimal damage.

On the one hand, a patch protects the adhesive from direct sunlight, which inhibits the adhesive effect. On the other hand, of course, an adhesive alone does not come close to protecting against the next leak in the same place. For example, if you strike a quay wall, than you should fix the whole thing with a patch.

Learn more about PVC glue for paddle boards.


When you buy a paddle board, it usually comes with a repair kit, which already contains PVC glue to fix minor and major leaks. If this is not the case or the supplied PVC glue is used up, you can (re)buy a PVC glue. Simple adhesives are not sufficient for this, so make sure that this is always PVC suitable.

Of course, the most practical are complete sets that already contain brushes and patches. However, these accessories can also be purchased individually. For a quick repair, 1-component PVC adhesives are well suited.

For more durable results, however, it is worth considering a 2-component PVC adhesive. In this case, the adhesive and hardener are mixed together for a few minutes. The effort is therefore somewhat higher, but the repair result is more durable.

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