Float mounting tricks?

Rozmataz

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I have two pieces in the shop both requiring float mounting. They are both going to be on a white mat. They are quite large and because of this I am thinking I should either use a heavier ply mat or laminate the mat to the backer board.

Which of these would be the preferred method to use? Or is there another option?

Thanks,

Roz
 

Lance E

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You could hinge the mat to the backing as well, then gravity takes care of everything for you.
 

Greg Fremstad

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I would recommend hinging the art to a board slightly smaller than the art and then attaching that board to the decorative backing with dollops of a flexible adhesive like acrylic panel adhesive. This will allow for some difference in expansion/contraction of the different boards. It will also allow for easy removal later. You can jsut "saw" through the dollops with a piece of #1 picture wire.

I would also recommend loose safety hinges on the sides and bottom of the art to keep the primary (top) hinges from "Peeling" if the art is turned sideways or up-side-down.

Check out the new hinging tips on the FrameTek web pages.
 
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