It would work for keeping a cabinet door shut and preventing it from opening on its own. (It is also pretty easy to peel off). But it is definitely not strong enough to hold a cabinet door shut during an earthquake, especially if there were heavy objects inside knocking around.
Our QuakeHOLD! Museum Putty is made in Malaysia.
Our QuakeHOLD! Museum Putty is a proprietary rubber compound specially designed to help secure items.
As our QuakeHOLD! Museum Putty is intended to help secure items on a flat, horizontal surface to help prevent them from shifting during an earthquake, we would not suggest using the putty as a sole method to hang objects on a vertical surface. It can certainly be used to help support an already fastened object though.
I've found that Loctite Fun-Tak mounting putty is much stronger. I'm not sure how bumpy the roads are that you drive on. If petty bumpy maybe another idea like Hercules Hooks or Monkey Tails.
I keep mine in a Ziploc and it's stayed usable for years.
It'd have to be a very thin layer. I think Loctite Fun-Tak mounting putty is much stronger than this.
In general, I think you can. For extreme heat or cold I don't know the answer.
It will not remove the finish if the dresser is not flaking already. I believe wallpaper is fine too.
Our QuakeHOLD! Museum Putty will work as intended in 120 degree environments. If you would like additional fastening security, we would suggest our small TV Grips (http://store.shopreadyamerica.com/tvgrrfor13tv.html).