In this episode, repairing granite statuary and reconstituting vintage glue.
An advice podcast about glues and adhesives. From the producers of Ask Mr. Biggs.
Episode 001 Show Notes
In this episode, Biggs and Roger:
- Introduce the new show format and welcome new listeners.
- Discuss proper microphone technique and placement for better signal attenuation.
- Discuss convenient show titles for a website’s IRL address.
- Discuss an adhesive BREAKING NEWS story out of Pittsburgh involving damage to a full-grown Jesus statue. Vandals chopped off the statue-Jesus hands.
-Bad neighborhood kids may have been involved.
-Hockey players can love Jesus, too.
-Pittsburgh is likely to get some rain.
- Answer a listener’s email (via printout) concerning reconstituting Mod Podge glue via a microwave.
-WARNING: A tub of Mod Podge glue should NOT be microwaved like a lady casserole.
-The formula for Mod Podge glue has improved over the years.
Products featured in Episode 001 were:
– Stone-Weld epoxy (Stone-Weld is a clear flowing liquid epoxy adhesive that was specifically formulated to laminate marble and granite stone to itself and other numerous other surfaces. Stone-Weld is a two-component mix, which is a combination of two portions of PART A, and one portion of PART B (the hardener). Expect approximately 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours curing time at normal room temperature. Curing time will take longer in colder conditions and will also be accelerated in very warm working conditions where the ambient temperature exceeds 80°F.)
– Mod Podge glue (Mod Podge is one of the most popular decoupage glues available. Mod Podge is an all-in-one sealer, glue, and finish used for creating decoupaged works of art. It can be used for paper, wood, fabric, and other porous surfaces. Mod Podge is not food safe. It’s non-toxic, but becoming food safe requires a product to go through FDA approvals – not typical for art supplies.)
Mod Podge Amazon affiliate link:
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (32-Ounce), CS11303 Matte Finish