Museum Putty

Museum Putty is a neutral, opaque blended rubber used by museum professionals and antique dealers as insurance against costly damage or loss. Its beige color makes it excellent for securing opaque (as opposed to clear) items such as porcelain, plates, statues, vases, pottery, figurines, antiques, and collectibles. Removable, reusable, non-toxic, and suitable for use on wood, each packet contains enough material for 40 or more items. Households with children or cats, and those who live in areas prone to earthquakes will find Museum Putty particularly helpful. It also simplifies dusting around delicate or fragile collectibles and is highly recommended for maintaining order on boats and in RVs. To secure transparent items such as glass and crystal, try our Clear Museum Gel. See more product details below.


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2-1/2 oz. Museum Putty


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Genius This stuff is the best. You probably don't think you have any reason to need this, but trust me you probably do. I especially love it for my printers box - I use it on all the little trinkets to stay in place and now I never have to worry about fragile items falling out and breaking. Peace of mind. March 5, 2010
GREAT stuff! I was so happy to find that The Container Store carried this item. I love it because I can use it to secure things to the wall without leaving holes or marks. Other putties I've used leave greasy marks, but Museum Putty does not. I use it to keep items in place on shelves as well, and it works wonderfully. I would totally recommend this to anyone who needs to stick something down! May 22, 2010
helpful Very useful product. Would purchase again. Clear directions. April 10, 2011
MULTI USES! I've used this product many times before to keep valuables on display in place. Only last week did I use it for plates on a wall! I was so surprised that it didn't stain my wall or the plate hanger. I have a set of three glass plates on display near a door. Needless to say, when the door is shut or slammed a little too hard, everything around it rattles including the plates. Last week I applied museum putty to the back brace of my plate holder. I simply molded it over the brace and allowed it to stick to the wall on its own. Works like a charm! My plates have stayed put without me having to straighten them out every time someone opens or closes the door. LOVE THIS PRODUCT! September 19, 2011

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I have a very old ceramic tea pot, Looks like a Genie would come out of it.
I used it for a long time until I noticed the handle had been glued on. The only reason I noticed is, I had the handle in one hand and the rest of the teapot in the other, It's a hallow handle & the Hot water goes through it. It has never leaked and I have been trying to find out what was used on it. No one seems to know. Thanks.
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Our museum putty is non-toxic and can be used on porcelain, plates, statues, vases, pottery, figurines, antiques, and collectibles. We do not recommend you use the museum putty on the teapot to repair because the handle on your teapot has Hot water that runs through. In this case it may cause the putty to dry, harden and crack and that could cause further damage.
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To use, take a small amount of putty and roll into balls or strips. Apply several to the bottom of the object, then gently press the object down on the display surface.

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