The answer is Museum wax! It's a type of adhesive used in the art world to secure sculptures and other objects in place. It is a non-drying, clear wax that is easy to remove and does not damage surfaces. Here are the steps to use museum wax to hold a sculpture in place.
- Clean the surface: Before applying the Museum Wax, make sure that the surface of the pedestal or stand is clean and dry. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe away any dirt or dust.
- You may need to warm up the museum wax, however I use it straight from the tub. To make the museum wax more pliable, you can warm it up slightly by holding it in your hands or placing it in a warm area for a few minutes.
- Apply the museum wax: Take a small amount of museum wax and roll it into a ball or just scoop up a blob of it. Place the ball of wax onto the surface of the pedestal or stand where you want the sculpture to be placed. Gently wigggle and press the sculpture onto the ball of wax, making sure that it is secure and level.
- Adjust the sculpture: If necessary, you can adjust the position of the sculpture by carefully lifting it off the wax and repositioning it.
- Check the stability: Once the sculpture is in place, check its stability by gently making sure that it does not move or wobble.
Museum wax is an excellent adhesive for securing sculptures in place. It is easy to use, and it provides a secure and stable hold without damaging the surface or the sculpture. If you need to remove the sculpture, you can simply lift it off the wax and wipe away any residue with a clean cloth.