The Adhesive Disc can adhere to the following:

All fired materials such as unglazed backs of wall tiles, terracotta, etc.

Note: Plaster of Paris is not that strong in its own right and may give way under its own weight, so even though the Adhesive Disc sticks well, we don't recommend it be used.

China and Porcelain Bowls

These cannot be displayed by traditional wires but the 3D effect obtained by hanging bowls using the Adhesive Disc is quite stunning.

The transparency of glass items does not generally lend itself to display by Adhesive Discs but some smoky, opaque, milk glass objects look fabulous.

Copper, Brass and Silver
Other metals may be OK but each needs to be checked by the customer. Weight is the important criteria as the diameter guide on the header card is for china and porcelain. The weight limits are very conservative and are based on the strength and integrity of the cloth and Dee-Rings and not the bond strength between the glue and the surface it is stuck to.

In the case of metals, any oxide formation should be removed first with a proprietary cleaner and then cleaned with soap and rinsed in clean water.

Some people hang mirrors but much depends on the "silvering" materials that are used on the back of the mirror glass. We cannot guarantee success. We only suggest they try it and see if it works on the mirror at your own risk.

Unvarnished Wooden Articles and Hardboard Backed Pictures
The Adhesive Discs will stick to some varnishes but not to others (the same applies to paint). We recommend customers try it first and if it won't stick to the varnish then remove it. The water soluble glue will not stick to vegetable oils. Linseed is one, so anything that has been "oiled" will reject the glue.

Note: Some manufacturers paint the back of plates on the top of the glaze or fired surfaces. We recommend that paint be removed locally on glass or porcelain etc, as the bond between the paint and the plate is often not good enough to suspend the weight of the plate over a period of time.

The Adhesive Discs are available in five sizes:

1.25"  for plates up to 4" in diameter

2"  for plates up to 6" in diameter

3"  for plates up to 8" in diameter

4"  for plates up to 12" in diameter

5.5"  for plates up to 6.5lbs in weight

Alternative Fixing Method

Two discs connected by strong cord or wire may be used if heavier objects are to be displayed (see the photo below).  This same "picture hanging" approach may be adopted for hanging awkward shaped items or orientation sensitive items.


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