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Reversing hinging tape

Postby artyst » Thu May 16, 2019 12:30 pm

I am assuming the reason hinging is considered conservation is because it's ph neutral but also mostly because it is reversible and doesn't alter the initial artwork like dry mounting etc, correct?
So how exactly do you remove it? I am using the water activated kind (lineco). Supposedly you could remove it with a bit of water (which reactivates the glue) , but how is one to get to the glued side? I thought ok they must have designed it in a way with the paper used being of the absorbing type so you would brush a bit of water over it and it will sink in to the other side, but that didn't really work.
I imagine you would have the same problem with hinges glued using starch. So how exactly do you reverse them?
Or are you not supposed to remove it from the art ever, and only remove the side glued to the mounting board etc..?
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby Justintime » Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm

I gently brush a little water on to the back of the hinging tape, being careful not to get water on the work. Leave it 5 or 10 minutes or until you can lift a corner with a scalpel blade, carefully wet the underneath while slowly lifting with the blade. It worked for me.
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby artyst » Thu May 16, 2019 5:36 pm

Ok thanks, I fugured that's what I should do but after a couple of minutes the tape wasn't really absorbing the water n I felt it wasn't going to work. I guess I need to wait at least 10 minutes then :)
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby Justintime » Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 pm

Yeah, the water doesn't seem to want to absorb into the back of the paper, but it does eventually.. good luck!
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby featurepiece » Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm

I've heard of putting little scores in the tape/hinge using a sharp blade also helps with absorbing the water
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby poliopete » Thu May 16, 2019 7:46 pm

That makes sense, after all, that's what you do to remove wallpaper :D

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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby Not your average framer » Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 pm

Wallpaper is not a customers artwork! Much safer to take your time and do it slowly and safely. BTW, a nice springy synthetic bristle artists brush easily gets under the edge of the tape when the water has soaked into the tape and it's ready to be removed. Normally you can any damage with a nice springy brush, but with a scalpel..........
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby poliopete » Thu May 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Mark. where's your sense of humor :giggle:
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Re: Reversing hinging tape

Postby Not your average framer » Fri May 17, 2019 2:47 pm

:)
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