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Billboard peeling off

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by ewded, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. ewded

    ewded Member

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    So I installed a billboard recently, first one ever, It can't be that hard, can it?
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    This is what happened 3 weeks later, I used all purpose wallpaper paste (Solvite) and I used generous amount applied to the back of blueback poster paper.

    The surface was cleaned before (old paper pieces that wanted to come off were removed), do I miss something?

    Do you think the new one will it stay if I use extra strong wallpaper paste? Do I need a special glue?
     

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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    They still do paper billboards? I don't think I've seen one of those for 20 years.
     
  3. ewded

    ewded Member

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    This is the UK, we're 20 year behind.
     
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  4. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I thought they all use banners with bungee cords
     
  5. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    holy hell the late 80s are back! Do you think you could order a banner and stretch it over everything?
     
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  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    And become the starter for the future in the UK :-{)}
     
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  7. James Mcnulty

    James Mcnulty New Member

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    I am a Billposter. You will need a specific paste that is water resistant. BIM Kemi located in Bolton is where we get our supply from.
     
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  8. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    bungee's are for chumps. The big players use ratchet straps and pvc pipe!
     
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  9. Ronc

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    I used to print those. We used to soak the paper in trays of adhesive by rerolling the paper sections under the liquid paste. Then you fold them and put in bag. They applied really wet and squeegeed down
     
  10. ewded

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    What about the glue on the front? How did you get rid of it if you soaked the whole thing?
     
  11. Ronc

    Ronc Member

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    We sed a brush that looked like a push broom or a squeege. Always was paste on the front. Carried a garden sprayer with water to rinse a bit
     
  12. TomClarke

    TomClarke New Member

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    You need a potato starch water based paste. You can't just put the paste on and immediately stick it. Best results you roll it on the back, fold it up and let it soak overnight in a trash bag. The paper needs to be saturated for best results when hanging.
     
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  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Sounds like a pain in the ***.
     
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  14. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    Agreed :goodpost:
     
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