I’ve just given my old pinewood bedroom furniture a facelift with new hardware and chalk paint, distressed, and sealed in clear (and dark) soft wax. I also separately stained some fragile, unfinished pine appliqués with Minwax, (so the wood wouldn’t be so pale when I coated it with chalk paint and wax (which I also did).
My first (poor) assumption was to use wood glue, and since clamping where they are positioned is not an option, I strapped some painter’s tape across the appliqués to secure them while they dried. Consequently over the course of a few days, they started to just drop off of the furniture.
I read under another appliqué topic within this site that clear puddy or adhesive spray and small nails could be used to attach the appliqués. However, a couple of my appliqués are fairly delicate (one even split, (but the wood glue did serve its purpose, here) and I’d prefer to not use even small pins/nails, if it can be avoided. What’s the best way to bond these? Are clear puddy, adhesive spray still appropriate on the chalk paint & wax finish?