These easy directions will assist you to take away your stretched portray from Gator Board and go away your board with none injury:
Guarantee your portray is bone dry first.
Have a look round your tape to see if you will discover an space the place there could also be a slight carry/air house within the space the place the tape meets the watercolor paper? I exploit a kitchen knife that has a robust however skinny blade. Holding a knife at an angle to make sure you don’t pierce the board too – merely pierce a small gap so you’ll be able to gently slide the knife beneath the watercolor paper. Guarantee your knife is held as flat to the board as potential so that you don’t disturb the floor of the board – in fact.
After getting the purpose of the knife beneath the w/c paper – you merely slide the knife across the edges of the watercolor paper (I like to carry the knife fairly low and flat to the board. It is rather like opening an envelope with an envelope knife.
Voila! Now your portray is separate from the board!
Do I take away the tape on the sting of the portray?
You may have some selections:
You may have taken your portray out of your board and this can go away a part of the stretching tape nonetheless adhered to the white margin of your portray. (I all the time guarantee I’ve an inch or extra white margin round my portray).
You’ll be able to reduce the tape off in case you don’t prefer it. Or go away it on the sting of your portray for stability. The choice whether or not to depart your tape in your paper is a alternative for you.
One factor to contemplate
Is the tape you employ archival? It will affect your determination.
If you happen to use Lukas Moist Adhesive Tape
The Lukas tape I exploit is archival so it shouldn’t be an issue to depart it on the sting of the portray.
If you happen to use Brown Gummed Tape
I do know the brown gummed tape I used to make use of can also be archival. (However sadly the tape doesn’t have a model title or identifiable markings so I’m not in a position to advocate a brown gummed tape).
As a result of I can’t converse for the quite a few brown gummed tapes accessible – I might advocate you chop the tape off the sting of your white margin round your portray.
The best way to take away the tape out of your Gator Board
The rest tape is in fact nonetheless in your Gator Board. I throw my Gator Board within the tub with the taped facet of the board dealing with downward. I go away it 10 minutes or so after which merely pull the final of the tape off. Typically I might have to make use of a blunt knife to get the cussed items off – however usually it comes off with out a lot effort in any respect.
Keep in mind to wipe across the space the place the tape had been to make sure you have wiped off any remaining gum. We don’t need your subsequent portray to stay to the board.
This sounds concerned however in reality it is extremely straight ahead and simple to do. I’ve defined it in fantastic element that will help you perceive each situation. After getting tried these ideas you will see all of it very logical and simple to do.
Now your board is recent and clear and prepared in your subsequent portray. If you happen to take care of your Gator Board it gives you years of service. It’s a fabulous product.