Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tape Mount Acrylic Lettering Part 2

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by James Burke, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    3,488
    480
    83
    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    Thanks for all the help with tape mounting the acrylic lettering. As mentioned earlier, it's a bit out of our comfort zone of stud mound bronze lettering and plaques for monuments.

    They're going to be painting the wall (drywall) before we install. What is the typical wait time before I can install? Is it different between oil base and latex?

    I plan to do a tape adhesion in an inconspicuous area to make sure we don't have issues.


    Thanks,

    JB
     
    Tags:
  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    7,524
    660
    113
    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    We haven't experienced the kind of adhesion issues with mounting tape like you get with vinyl, but I would request that they don't use one of those "scrubbable" paints.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,978
    2,513
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Exterior or interior ??
     
  4. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

    2,047
    160
    63
    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    He said drywall, so I would assume it's interior.

    Chances are, it will be a "scrubbable" paint.... Sherwin Williams Promar 200 is pretty much the go-to for any commercial building/remodel.

    I would wait for three days before taping anything to it.
     
  5. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

    2,047
    160
    63
    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Just curious, why not stud-mount them? It would eliminate any adhesion concerns....
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,978
    2,513
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Oops, so he did. We'd normally wait 10 days for latex. You'll almost never find oil-based pints on inside walls anymore.
     
  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    3,488
    480
    83
    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    I strongly leaned toward the idea of drilling for studs, but the area is a header approx. 6 inches deep and hangs down from the ceiling approx. 17 inches. It is in a building that is 150 years old and I don't suspect it is there for structural reasons. The header very likely contains coaxial cable, fire alarm /electrical wiring and perhaps a sprinkler line runs through there as well. Due to code, they most likely used metal studs and I'm certain of hitting one of those for sure, somewhere along the way.

    Thanks for the above responses. I appreciate it!

    JB
     
  8. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

    2,047
    160
    63
    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    If you'd rather use studs than tape, just barely drill through the drywall. No need to drill 2"-3" past it. Once through, just push the drill through (with it off) to see if it hits anything. If it does (or if you hit a metal stud when drilling), circle those stud placements on the pattern, thread the studs into the letter backs, then cut the studs you circled on the pattern to about 1/2" long.

    For extra peace of mind, use Lexel instead of, or along with silicone. The silicone cures much quicker but the Lexel will secure better long-term.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...