Linen slips

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Mary
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Linen slips

Post by Mary » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 8:22 pm

I hope this isn't a daft question but... Bearing in mind they'd be in direct contact with the artwork if there's no window mount, I was wondering how safe linen covered slips are to use from a conservation point of view? or any slips/ fillets for that matter

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Re: Linen slips

Post by prospero » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 9:48 pm

If it's a paper surface it is in contact with, you can always line the rebate with some sort of tape.
Or even get some thin ragboard and fold it in an 'L' shape and tack it to the rebate with a few dabs of PVA glue. Some mouldings have a nasty ridge under the rebate lip so this will provide a 'cushion' as well as isolating possible nasties.
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Re: Linen slips

Post by David McCormack » Fri 21 Sep, 2012 10:15 am

If there's no mountboard/glass/package being used, I always line the rebate/slip/fillet with gummed paper/cotton tape :)
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Re: Linen slips

Post by Mary » Fri 21 Sep, 2012 11:57 am

that's very helpful, thank you both :)

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Re: Linen slips

Post by framemaker » Fri 21 Sep, 2012 10:24 pm

Hi Mary

For isolating rebates, slips, fillets etc. from direct contact with the art, I would use Lineco aluminium barrier tape.

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Re: Linen slips

Post by Mary » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 5:18 pm

great advice, thank you :)

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