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Re: preparing cloth

A nice idea which I believe comes from Gary Frost is to apply PVA through a
piece of fiberglas window screen onto the board (use a paint roller with a
short nap for speed of application), remove the fiberglas to reveal small
beads of adhesive, and then apply the cloth/paper.  This uses only a small
amount of PVA, but it is more than enough to get the job done.

Wash the fiberglas window screen and it will last for many years in the studio.


>Date:    Sat, 14 Nov 1998 20:58:08 -0400
>From:    Chris Palmer <cpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>I'm going to try lining some cloth to cover books with. What is the best
>>way to do that?
>The main point is: never apply glue to the cloth. Apply glue to the tissue
>paper, apply glue to cardboard, but never apply glue to cloth.
>I don't line the cloth. I used to years ago but not any more.
> I use PVA (white glue) and brush it onto the cardboard boards. Wait a
>moment for the glue to get tacky and surface water to dry off, then position
>the boards onto the cloth and make a case binding. You must be very, very
>neat, any glue that gets on the outside will mark and is very difficult to
>get off. When you are turning over the edges, again you glue the cardboard,
>never the cloth.

Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR  97217

503/735-3942  (voice/fax)


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