If you've ever worried about your glass pieces getting tipped
over or accidentally knocked off the shelf, then you need to try
some Museum Gel. This products which as its name implies is
often used in museums, is a clear adhesive that can hold your piece
securely in place on the shelf.
Best of all, Museum Gel is completely removable and even
reusable. It's actually a kind of plastic that's non-toxic, so
it's safe to use around pets or small children.
To use the product, stick a small amount
on the underside of the piece you want to hold in place, then press
it to the shelf. Give it a few minutes to set, and it will
stick firmly in place. It won't come loose unless you gently
(and intentionally!) rock the piece back and forth and break the
seal that has been formed between the piece and the shelf.
Just one important caveat: Museum Gel works on glass, not on
more porous substances like clay or wood. You can get it at
some museum shops and art supply stores. Searching online will
turn up dozens of places that carry the product.
Copyright 2006 Brad Walker.
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