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Bostik Blu Tack
Member Name: Bellroyd
Bostik Blu Tack
Advantages: Clean and effective
In our house, my wife uses lots of this. Almost exclusively she uses it to stick plates to the backs of dressers or to walls. Oh, she does like her displays and as well as a few dressers dotted around the place she has plates on the wooden beam above the range and all the way up the shelving in the stair well where she has a full display of blue crockery. I'd rather use the shelf space for some of my books but I am not allowed. Harrumph!
Ever since she balanced three plates and then smashed two of them she has ensured that she sticks them to whatever lies behind - whether a dresser top, with or without the plate rack or a shelf and a bit of painted wall behind.
Blu Tack is a flexile blue coloured adhesive which comes in a flat blue sheet and has the consistency of plasticine - oh, those happy days moulding my plasticine! I believe you can also now get it in white, not that the colour matters much.
The big advantage it has over other adhesives is that it can be reused, so even if it is a piece of Blu-Tac that has been stuck to the wall for a year or two, you can simply roll it off both surfaces and make a little ball of it in your hand before pressing it back into whatever shape you need it to be for your next sticking project. It doesn't seem to dry out at all so in theory one pack can last for ages.
Importantly it isn't greasy so doesn't leave a mark on the wall for example. It is safe and easy to use and can be used by adults and children alike with the added advantage that you don't get covered in a gooey mess after using it.
In my view it's one of the better inventions and is an ideal product for a whole range of uses.
Summary: Does the job