I need to mount a large number of inexpensive posters with my vacuum press and see where Jim Miller said to use Vacuglue 300 or Suremount paste. Are these better than just white glue for this application? Anything better? Thanks for any input!
White glue is a different kind of adhesive. If you take care to thin it to a workable consistency, and if you don't mind paying more for it, white glue should work OK.Are these better than just white glue for this application?
Thanks Jim! No I don't have specific instructions. Any tips are greatly appreciated.White glue is a different kind of adhesive. If you take care to thin it to a workable consistency, and if you don't mind paying more for it, white glue should work OK.
Most fabric glues are suitable for vacuum-wet-mounting, too, but the two you mentioned are made for the purpose and quite economical when purchased by the gallon.
If you are new to this process, I suggest you practice on scrap or disposable materials before working with customers' property. Do you have the specific instructions?
Thank you!Yes paste is the best I've found https://www.larsonjuhl.com/en-US/14016.html
The manufacturer https://www.ganebrothers.com/product/yes-pastehojoij
Vacuglue 300 is also good but I believe it's been discontinued.
If you search the Grumble archives for "wet mounting", you should find plenty of good advice, but here's how I do it....Thanks Jim! No I don't have specific instructions. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
Thanks again. Very much appreciated!If you search the Grumble archives for "wet mounting", you should find plenty of good advice, but here's how I do it....
I suggest keeping about a cup of your chosen paste in a Tupperware marinating container or something similar - that is, an easy-open container about 10" x 12", which provides an air-tight seal when closed. Also, place an 8" standard paint rolled in the container. You'll need to trim a bit off the end of the handle, so that it fits snugly without falling into the paste. Leave the roller wet. Both SureMount and VacuGlue 300 have additives to prevent mold & mildew (not sure about YES! and other pastes), but I generally wash out the container every three months. Eventually the roller handle will begin to rust, so plan to replace that once a year or-so.
To wet-mount, pop the lid off the marinating container and, using the roller slightly wet with paste, roll it evenly onto the substrate board after trimming it larger than the frame to accommodate trimming. Be sure to cover the entire surface area needed for the mount, then use a piece of Kraft paper (interleaving sheets from boxes of glass, for example) to blot away most of the paste. You need only a thin film of paste. If you apply too much, it would increase warping of the board. Put the roller back in the paste and reseal the container to keep it fresh for future use.
The paste is already beginning to dry, so hasten to position the poster, make sure it is smooth, and then lay on an overlay of clean, smooth, absorbent paper, such as white butcher paper or good quality brown Kraft paper (no slubs or other surface imperfections). Make sure all of the pasted area on the board is covered, because any exposed adhesive would make a mess inside the lid of your press.
Place this stack of materials in the vacuum press and run it cold for 5-6 minutes under full vacuum. The vacuum extracts moisture, so it may be nearly dry when it comes out of the press. The paper overlay will be stuck to the substrate all around the poster. CAUTION: If you just peel off the overlay paper, you may also peel off the surface of your substrate board and rip the poster, so trim around the poster's edges carefully and peel that overlay paper away.
Trim to fit the frame with 1/8" allowance. When thoroughly dry, which make take an hour or more, proceed with fitting and finishing.
True enough, but wet mounting doesn't have to be messy, and it's not without benefits........ kool tac ot mountcor is really easy and less time consuming & messy