Securing powdery and flaking paint is a treatment process known as consolidation. A dilute adhesive is introduced into the unstable paint using a small brush. The adhesive used in this treatment was funori, a polysaccharide mucilage made from the seaweed gloiopeltis, which is harvested from natural populations in Japan. This adhesive will not change the color of the paints or make the surface shiny. The choice of an adhesive that is not derived from animals (such as gelatin or fish glue) is also respectful of the Jain religion, which promotes vegetarianism and non-violence toward all creatures.