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    Question asked 2018-02-02 21:55:38 ... Most recent comment 2018-02-03 12:27:44
    Rigid Supports Sizes and Adhesives
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    Hello. I had a very large linen stretched, because I like the tooth ofl linen. However, having never done anything this large, I did what I could but after sizing (1 coat GAC 400 and one coat GAC 100), the linen is VERY loose.

    Two options: Re-stretch, or mount on Birch ACM.

    I would prefer to mount on ACM, but I want to double check what the right process is here.

    Is BEVA the approppriate adhesive to use? Does it matter what variety I use? Is there a better adhesive?

    Are there any considerations when choosing an ACM? I would probably use Omni-bond, not sure if that brand is one you recognize or if BEVA on it's own will give me adequate adhesion.

    Would it be wiser or easier to simply use a birch panel?​

    Any help is very appreciated. I did search, but couldn't find an answer. 

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  • EditDeleteModerator Answer

    I would first attempt to restretch the canvas. It could hurt nothing, as you will need to remove it from the stretchers if you decide to mount it on a rigid panel anyway.

    If this does not work adhering, it to a rigid panel is a viable option. Either cradled birch or ACM would work and BEVA is a good adhesive and is sufficient for this purpose. Your search did not reveal the answers because we included info on this in our downloadable PDF on “Rigid Supports” in our RESOURCES section. https://www.artcons.udel.edu/mitra/resources

    It would be a good idea to read this over as well as our PDF on “Flexible Supports” before moving forward.

    All the best

    Brian Baade
    2018-02-03 12:27:44
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