As a light adhesive, TRI-Funori™ can be used on its own or made stronger as needed by mixing with up to 4% sturgeon glue. It is particularly effective for reattaching delicate wallpaper, paint flakes, and curled foil and gilding metals.
At the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which has a challenging curatorial mandate to stabilize and preserve all of the dilapidated finishes “as found”, TRI-Funori™ was extensively used to re-adhere curling flakes of early 20th C. ceiling papers, all of which had water stains and were in precarious condition.
This was the first large-scale use of any funori-based product as an adhesive in a North American architectural conservation setting.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum: David Favaloro, Director of Curatorial Affairs; Mary Jablonski & Stephanie Hoagland-Bond, Conservators, Jablonski Building Conservation Inc. Photograph: Keiko Niwa by permission.