These uncomplicated guidance will permit you to take out your stretched painting from Gator Board and leave your board with out any injury:

Assure your painting is bone dry initial.

Get a glance close to your tape to see if you can discover an place exactly where there may possibly be a slight lift/air place in the location the place the tape fulfills the watercolor paper? I use a kitchen area knife that has a sturdy but slim blade. Holding a knife at an angle to assure you really don’t pierce the board way too – merely pierce a small gap so you can gently slide the knife beneath the watercolor paper. Make sure your knife is held as flat to the board as feasible so you never disturb the floor of the board – of course.

Once you have the stage of the knife beneath the w/c paper – you simply just slide the knife all around the edges of the watercolor paper (I like to hold the knife reasonably lower and flat to the board. It is just like opening an envelope with an envelope knife.

Voila! Now your portray is different from the board!

Do I get rid of the tape on the edge of the portray?

You have some options:

You have taken your portray from your board and this will go away part of the stretching tape nonetheless adhered to the white margin of your portray. (I normally ensure I have an inch or much more white margin all around my painting).

You can slice the tape off if you will not like it. Or depart it on the edge of your painting for balance. The selection whether to go away your tape on your paper is a preference for you.

A person detail to take into consideration

Is the tape you use archival? This will affect your decision.

If you use Lukas Soaked Adhesive Tape

The Lukas tape I use is archival so it need to not be a trouble to leave it on the edge of the portray.

If you use Brown Gummed Tape

I know the brown gummed tape I utilised to use is also archival. (But regretably the tape does not have a model title or identifiable markings so I am not in a position to advise a brown gummed tape).

Due to the fact I are unable to communicate for the numerous brown gummed tapes readily available – I would recommend you slash the tape off the edge of your white margin all over your portray.

How to eliminate the tape from your Gator Board

The remainder tape is of study course continue to on your Gator Board. I throw my Gator Board in the bath with the taped facet of the board dealing with downward. I go away it 10 minutes or so and then merely pull the very last of the tape off. Sometimes I might have to have to use a blunt knife to get the stubborn pieces off – but usually it comes off without the need of much effort and hard work at all.

Bear in mind to wipe all over the region where by the tape had been to guarantee you have wiped off any remaining gum. We do not want your up coming painting to adhere to the board.

This sounds involved but in truth it is extremely straight forward and effortless to do. I have defined it in great depth to enable you comprehend each situation. The moment you have experimented with these tips you will obtain it all pretty reasonable and simple to do.

Now your board is contemporary and clean up and ready for your subsequent painting. If you seem soon after your Gator Board it will give you several years of provider. It is a fantastic product.

Delighted portray!

Susan

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