Poster for Garage

Jason

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I am framing a car poster for a client's garage. Just curious --- is it ok to use glass in something that goes in a garage, or is plexi a wiser choice? Also, what hanging method would ensure that the item stays on the wall and does not move? They are planning to locate this in their garage near an entry door, so I want to advise them how to hang it so that the force of the door opening and closing does not lodge it off the wall. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
 

Rick Granick

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I would use Wallbuddies or security hanging hardware. Because this hangs near an entry door, I would use plexi to prevent potential damage if the piece gets hit by something being carried in or out of the garage. Also, be sure to use appropriate spacers under the glazing beacuse of the environmental conditions in a garage. Advise the customer against hanging anything of value out there.
:cool: Rick
 

Jim Miller

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Having a number of Harley Davidson posters in my own Garage Gallery, here's what I suggest:

1. Vacuum wet mount to Gatorfoam
2. Laminate with PVC film - I like linen finish
3. Frame without mats or glass.
4. Have him buy another poster with the money he saves, so you can mount it, to replace the first one after five years or whenever it gets ratty.

Or, if mats are specified, then use glass with a deep spacer. Also, fill the frame and put a good, tight dustcover on the back. In a garage, temperatures change drastically and often, so the more insulation value you can build into it, the better. Use WallBuddies and BumpOns at least 1/4" thick, to create an air gap for circulation behind the frame.

Acrylic is half the weight of glass and 20 times more shatter-resistant, but it can be scratched more easily, it costs more, and some of the airborne chemicals in the garage might damage it over time. Glass is more stable and easier to keep clean if it doesn't get broken.
 

CAframer

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Personally I like to use Colorplak in the garage .. the ColorFloat option with a 1/2" spacer looks great ... I have done many like this for an avid car collector ... he loves the look, it's durable, and has a UV laminate.
 

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ColorPlak then frame. Isn't there an Aluminum Diamond plate frame out there?

Of course, my 1800s woodworking tools and hand plane posters are trimmed in Ebony with paduk and ivory accents.
 
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