Elmers - Household Cement - Elmers Household Cement works on virtually any material! Use it for general bonding where flexibility and resistance to heat, cold, and water are important. The no-run formula in Elmers Household Cement is great for vertical surfaces. It can be used on metal, fabric, plastic, vinyl leather, glass, wood and ceramics. This cement is water and impact resistant and is also paintable. Elmers Household Cement has no odor, is solvent free and dries white.