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Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:03 pm
by Mary Lever
Hi
I have a small grease/oil stain on a mount. I was told I could remove it using an iron, brown paper and lime juice. Does anyone know how much and how one should apply the lime juice? Or does anyone have an effective way of removing an oil/grease spot? Thanks,

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:14 pm
by Jamesnkr
Putting brown paper over the stain and then using an iron on it may work.

Lime juice, though is a 'traditional' invisible ink, developed by heating it. Surely the lime juice will leave you with a brown splodge instead?

Time to experiment, I'd have thought...

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:24 pm
by featurepiece
Have you tried a few applications of lighter fluid?

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:11 pm
by Roboframer
Unless it can be removed quickly and/or unless the mount has a fillet, deep bevel/whatever attached or is hand decorated, I'd toss it and cut another one, but in those cases I have had success with clean water, brushed with a progressively dry brush and also with extra fine (like 240 grit) paper - as long as it's an off white board, in fact the water method, or any liquid method can be bad on coloured boards, can leave a tidemark.

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Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:47 pm
by Graysalchemy
I would bin it and start again it's not worth the time and effort compared to the cost of a sheet of Mount board.

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:51 pm
by Roboframer
Yeahbutnobut, what if it's washlined and edged with real gold leaf!

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:58 pm
by Graysalchemy
Well if that was the case I would have priced in for wastage anyway so it woukd be no different to a standard xheet. I think if you start trying to bodge in imperfection or error you are doing your customer a disservice, they are not paying for mistakes or imperfections.

Re: Removing grease stains from mountboard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:49 pm
by Roboframer
Material wastage is factored in anyway - but not really on something that is priced pretty much on time alone and I'd be looking at complete and fast removal with no trace or toss it anyway - not a bodge.

Even the simple plain mount is worth a quick go at before writing it off.