Solutions for Waterproofing Sukkah Decorations
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September 27, 2016 3:44 am at 3:44 am #618441
I need a way to display priceless sukkah decorations without damaging them.September 27, 2016 5:17 am at 5:17 am #1184748Mashiach AgentMember
ever heard of laminating? they have laminating machines in graphic stores. if you are talking about other kind of sukkah products then let us know so people can try to help their loving brethren.September 27, 2016 5:56 am at 5:56 am #1184749WinnieThePoohParticipant
What kind of decoration- hanging, posters?
If made from paper and are flat, they can be laminated.September 27, 2016 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1184750
Laminating is irreversible.September 27, 2016 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1184751iacisrmmaParticipant
Most people are going to answer to “laminate” them but your latest response seems to indicate that you don’t want to do that. What sort of “priceless decorations” are you talking about?September 27, 2016 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1184752
Mainly paper stars, but they have a 3d quality to them.September 28, 2016 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1184753from Long IslandParticipant
If you have patience, clear nail polish, or laquer (bought in a crafts store) can waterproof anything without changing texture, color or shape.September 28, 2016 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #1184754MenoParticipant
What about spray lacquer? Never tried it, just a thoughtSeptember 28, 2016 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1184755–Participant
There are 2 ways to do it, either put it in a watertight container or allow some other substance to be absorbed in the fibers to block out water.September 28, 2016 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1184756MammeleParticipant
Perhaps try shrink wrap bags and mount with double stick strips? (I never tried it, hence the question mark. Jewish party goods stores carry them for mishloach manos.)
Or if you are ready to spend try finding a water proof shadow/display box. Or perhaps you can caulk and seal the gaps of a regular wall-mountable display box. Make sure the depth is enough for your stars. If you use a “shlock” you might not even need to seal it, but of course that’s your call.October 2, 2016 11:29 am at 11:29 am #1184757B1g B0yParticipant
Hang them inside and call them “priceless simchas torah decorations”October 2, 2016 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #1184758HappygirlygirlMember
Perhaps the most logical answer. ..buy a shlockOctober 2, 2016 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #1184759iacisrmmaParticipant
Buy a shlock……..except if it doesn’t rain to the point that it ruins your soup you are still required to eat in your sukkah and therefore the decorations can still get wet.October 2, 2016 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1184760🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
The way my I’ve seen these waterproofed is by pinning it to a cardboard (yes, this will make some small holes in these priceless stars) and then covering it with heavy plastic. You can buy this by the yard in some places.
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