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Best cleaner & tape

Postby thecreative » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Hi all,
anyone advise the best products for cleaning glass and also a high bond tape to hold prints/board into a mount?

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Re: Best cleaner & tape

Postby prospero » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 pm

I've always used Bohle glass cleaner but other people have their own preferences which are no doubt just as good. :D

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Not sure of the way you are using the tape. :roll:
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Re: Best cleaner & tape

Postby thecreative » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:53 pm

Thanks for that.

On the tape its basically to hold down and unstretched canvas print behind a mount boar aperture.

On smaller pieces people want framed I'm painting on unstretched canvas then taping it to the back of the mount board so the image sits correctly in the aperture, not too professional but its quick and does the job, just want a direct applied tape that will guarantee a long term fix.
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Re: Best cleaner & tape

Postby prospero » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:58 pm

:D As you say, not exactly professional. Mounts are for paper-based works. Canvas doesn't take kindly to being mounted the same way.

Most pressure-sensitive tapes will dry out and fail within a few years. The better tapes such as Filmoplast P-90 will fare better, but aren't
really man enough to attach to canvas. Linen tape might be OK, but that is a quite expensive option.
You would be better off wet-mounting the canvas to board and taping the board to a mount, but that's more of a long-winded process.

You might get away with just laying the canvas on a slightly larger piece of mountboard and taping the board to the mount. Filling up the
rest of the back of the mount with scrap bits to level it. That would only work on very small things though....

Fact is, you are trying to frame something in a way that really isn't practical for it. :(
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