Baseboards - can they be glued?

This may be a basic question well known in the fields but I've only seen the one way.
When installing the pre-formed light wood baseboards, I've only seen them STAPLED with narrow crown staples. I had to pull some out to re-do a floor and need to re-install them. I sanded and painted them while they were off. While I could use my compressor and air stapler easily enough, I was wondering if it was ever common to use any glues such as Liquid Nails or contact cement?
Having to brace the boards until glue sets might be a bit more cumbersome than stapling but if I staple, I would have to come back and fill in the indentations and re-paint over the repairs. This would be less an issue for new construction where everything needs to be painted anyway but I have a large incentive to not want to have to do this.
My main question is - is there any problem I don't know with the gluing? And what glue is best?
Thanks
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I've done this, don't know if it's kosher or not.
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Glue and bracing is a problem that can be overcome. What about 5 or 10 years from now if you decide to remove them again for some reason? You may make quite a mess doing that.
Try using 18 gauge brads instead of the staples. Brads care barely be seen and may be a good compromise.
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 19:49:42 -0500, "Apropos"

When I installed baseboards in my basement I used finishing nails. However one wall is poured concrete so I used construction adhesive (Liquid Nails) and used sandbags to hold the baseboard against the wall for 24 hours. It has held up well for over 10 years.
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 19:49:42 -0500, "Apropos"

No .... it's uncommon. Not wrong, just not common. Usual practice is 18 guage brads -- 1 9/16th".

If you need to remove one ... you'll have a problem.
Ken
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I had to use glue once when there was too little room on the trim to nail into (could not nail into floor - it was tiled). I did have a problem - the paint bubbled up afterward. I suppose because I didn't let the glue dry long enough? But you have already painted so won't be a problem for you.
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Thanks for the info.
I will likely try the brads, since they will make much less a hole in the baseboard not really requiring cover-up.
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