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Apr 30

Mountmaking Forum ›3M Spray Adhesive


Denise Fordham 5/15/12

Hi All - I am trying to laminate 9 lb high density ethafoam to a medite II surface and was wondering if anyone has used the 3M Super 77 or 3M 90 Hi-Strength spray adhesive to do this? Or maybe success using another kind of adhesive? I might add this is not going into a sealed case.....

Also does anyone know of these two 3M products being Oddy tested?

Cheers Denise



Philip Brutz 5/15/12

We use staples to attach ethafoam to our backboards and then cover them fabric.  You may want to cross post this question on the PACIN ListServe.

Philip Brutz



Denise Fordham 5/15/12

Thanks Philip. I was just thinking of cross posting. I would imagine the staples would make a sort of dent in the ethafoam - how do you prevent it from telegraphing through your fabric?

Thanks Denise



RuthT 5/15/12

If it's not going into a sealed case, would you consider contact cement (then covering w/fabric)?



Philip Brutz 5/15/12

We use 1/4" crown staples and have not had a problem with the dents showing up on the finished panel which is often in raking light. Philip Brutz



david 5/15/12

The Getty has tested 3M super spray 77 several times and it passed their Oddy test, if I remember correctly from the lists they used to send out.  Additionally, I've never had a museum turn down my suggestion to use it to adhere fabrics.  

David La Touche






We use hot glue.

Steve Osborne

720-865-5092 SOsborne@denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway Denver, CO 80204

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