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Mounting Photos on Wood


khedarin 7 9 Australia
13 Sep 2013 11:39AM
I have searched forums but could not find anything to help me, so please excuse if this has been covered elsewhere. I would like to be able to mount my own photos onto wooden boards (fairly large images). Does anyone have any tips on how to go about this please? ie. what sort of adhesive to use, what to seal the surface with, how to achieve a smooth and professional looking result. Any help would be appreciated.

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JackAllTog Plus
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 12:56PM
I walked past these onwarddisplay guys the other day - they said they could print direct on the wood. http://www.onwarddisplay.com/
pic4you 7 1 New Zealand
13 Sep 2013 1:02PM
MDF is the way to go ecause it's surface is very smooth indeed.
Use a can of spray glue for an even thin layer on both surfaces and join after a couple of minutes.
Use a rubber roller and a sheet of white paper between foto and roller to get a smooth surface.
If you use 20mm MDF then you can also finish the edges with a plain or color self adhesive banding that can be ironed on which give a great finish.
Yes I do this all the time and it really workx Smile
good luck
Bridgelayer 7 573 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 5:19PM
"Stick & Stay" is a good adhesive and will give you a chance to re-adjust if you get it wrong first time.
available here
khedarin 7 9 Australia
13 Sep 2013 11:24PM
Thank you everyone. I am in Australia and probably cannot buy the brand names you mention. However what you have told me is helpful. Any tips on how to get the MDF absolutely dust free? I did experiment with a small image and thought I was very careful. But the result was a few tiny lumps under the photo which have ruined it. Also, what about a top seal? The small one I did was printed glossy and I sprayed it over with a matt sealer. It looks okay apart from the lumps! Any more suggestions? Thanks.
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
13 Sep 2013 11:36PM

Quote: Any tips on how to get the MDF absolutely dust free?


A vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment should do it, followed by a wipe over with a tack cloth.
khedarin 7 9 Australia
13 Sep 2013 11:49PM
Thank u. So obvious really!
Bridgelayer 7 573 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 10:46AM
Contact "Docrafts" or Daisychain Scrapbooks . Thy were very helpful to my missis when were over there.

Just googled it and 3M in Aus do the stuff you need. Spray Mount Adhesive.
khedarin 7 9 Australia
14 Sep 2013 11:30AM
Many thanks!
Bridgelayer 7 573 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 2:17PM
I've just found this when I was looking for tips on Painting with acrylic.
Have a look on You Tube for loads more.
cattyal Plus
9 6.5k 6 England
4 Oct 2013 2:23PM
I've used gel medium and it does work well - worth experimenting first though!

Also a friend suggested varnishing the image and then when dry damping the back and rubbing the paper off. This leaves the image in the varnish when can then be applied to whatever you fancy. I hope to have a go at this method over the weekend if I can find the time!

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