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Mod Podge and MountCor

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by DVieau2, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    I have a puzzle to frame barely held together with Mod Podge ( I think)

    Can I mount this with MountCor at 140 degrees f
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  2. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I mount those on Elmer's Hi-Tack self-adhesive FC.
    :cool: Rick
  3. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I agree.
    I would stay away from applying any heat to the Modge Podge.
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  4. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I used to dread framing jigsaws which the customer had stuck together to "help" me. There was often more work in undoing their efforts than actually framing the thing. (sellotape on the back, anyone?:rolleyes:)
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  5. Andrew Lenz Jr.

    Andrew Lenz Jr. MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I concur with the above. Mod Podge will soften with heat. I'd likely either use spray adhesive or PMA. You can dry mount it, but be aware that you 100% need a true release sheet, not just plain paper or something. When the acrylic softens, it gets tacky becoming almost an adhesive itself.

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  6. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    My pet method of dealing with jigsaws was to mount them onto MDF with the same spray glue I used for mounting prints and posters. It was applied with a spraygun, not the almost useless rattle can spray glue.

    The step by step process was:

    Sandwich the jigsaw between two sheets of card or MDF, turn it over and remove the top sheet so that it sits image side down on the lower piece.

    Prepare several strips of matcard of the same thickness as the artwork and have these handy.

    Cut a backing board oversize by a couple of inches, mark where the jigsaw is to sit then spray is with glue.

    Place the glued board over the jigsaw, line it up as best you can on the marks and press it down firmly by hand or use a roller.

    Turn the mounted piece over and use the strips to cover the remaining glued area.

    Give it a good squeeze in the vacuum press or use a roller to get a final tack.

    Trim the board to the correct size.

    You could do something similar with a sticky board but the spray glue I used was a lot less "grabby" and some repositioning was possible.
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  7. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    That is pretty much my exact method, except I use Elmer's Hi-Tack FC instead of spray glue. Yes, it is very aggressive, but if you pay careful attention to what you are doing there is no problem.
    :cool: Rick
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