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What type of paint should I use for stone painting meant for outside

What you need is exterior masonry paint. Which specific kind of exterior masonry paint may depend on what sort of stone you're using. This page from a decorating advice site tells you which kind of ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

As both material are kind of mineral, I think the same glue should work on both. The surface must be clean, in other words free of grease and dust. Ethanol or isopropanol work usually well. It will ...
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How can I cut gemstones in half without a lapidary saw?

There are lapidary materials that can be cut without using specialized saws. Small raw gemstones are not good candidates, however. Prior to modern lapidary equipment, cutting small gemstones relied ...
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Polishing a scratched Ruby

If the scratch is small enough but has discolored edges (like a scratched or chipped glass) then you could rub some vaseline or silicone oil over it to even out the light refraction. If the scratch ...
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What can I use to glue pebble stones to wood?

The resin method suggested by fred_dot_u is probably the most secure approach. A less expensive variation is to press the stones into a bed of mortar or cement. The stones will be very secure if ...
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How to clean smoky quartz?

If it is residue white vinegar should remove it. Gentle rubbing with wet Bon Ami powder also takes off combination gunk from things like fabric softener. Laundry detergent isn't usually strongly ...
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How can I mount a polished stone to wood?

Epoxy resin I love the stuff for the same reason John Vukelic's answer does so I would recommend it here as well. Even some of the cheap 2 parts should work perfectly fine for this. It is very good at ...
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What type of paint should I use for stone painting meant for outside

If you use transparent gloss paint to coat the stone after painting, it will look like polished you are very flexible in your choice of colour - the only constraint you have that your colour has be ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

Try car filler. You mix 2 components to create an epoxy. It's not expensive, easy to handle and sets quickly. I've just tried it on 2 random pebbles without preparing them and it gave a good result....
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

Depending on your intended there are a number of glue type. I used GOOP-II for bonding shells to a heavy textured paper - shell bits & shards stay in one place and seems to last forever. Nice ...
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Glue river rock to canvas

There are really two aspects to gluing the stones. One is the glue. The materials (canvas and stone) are different in almost every way and the canvas is not really a rigid surface, so you will get ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

I have tried silicon glue as well. Usually masons and plumbers use it for quick fix solutions. Preheating the stones with heat gun also enhances the capability in absorbing the glue and better ...
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How can I cut gemstones in half without a lapidary saw?

I would strongly advise to not just cut any gemstones without expert knowledge. The issue is not just hardness but chipping. Different gemstones react very different to impact or stress and can ...
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What can I use to glue pebble stones to wood?

A project often seen on video resources is similar to your objective. One places objects on a flat surface, usually surrounded by a tray structure. The objects are then immersed in an epoxy casting ...
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Mounting a stone for display

I think a wooden display shelf would be a great solution (I'm not sure if that's what you meant by 'plinth'). For the nicest presentation, I recommend you let the depth of the shelf depend on the ...
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How to make a stone (or something similar) and put there electronics?

What about Feather Rock? That is lightweight and easy to alter. Or check out some of the hidden outdoor speaker ideas and simply convert them for your project.
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

A 'grab' type adhesive intended for construction should work well for this. These are generally very viscous and packaged in caulk gun style cartridges. There are various different formulations but ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

I'm with BrownRedHawk in that 2 part epoxy would be good for this job in a general sense. It bonds really well to all sorts of materials however there are a number of prerequisites that would hinder ...
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