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dvatt 08-12-2012 06:51 PM

Attach fabric to mdf
 
Need to attach fabrics to mdf and then put molding around the mdf like a picture frame. The mdf will b 1/2 inch how would you recommend attaching the fabric. This is going on a easel for a wedding.

joecaption 08-12-2012 07:05 PM

I would try this.
http://www.scotchbrand.com/wps/porta...glG7BT57N7SHbl

Lowes and Home Depot have it. May find it in the sheetrock area or paint area.

dvatt 08-12-2012 07:19 PM

I want to somehow attach the fabric and then on top of the fabric install the molding which will be three inches wide around.

7echo 08-12-2012 07:50 PM

Stretch the fabric over the MDF and staple in back. Or use spray mount, like Super 77.

dvatt 08-12-2012 07:56 PM

Can you get spray 77 at home depot? Also how would you staple the back with a pneumatic staple gun?

Fix'n it 08-12-2012 08:42 PM

just use the spray adhesive. put a mist coat on the fabric and the mdf. let it dry for a few minutes, then carefully lay the fabric down on the mdf. let that dry for about 15 mins. then flip the board over and spray the fabric and board, let that dry a minute. then fold the fabric over the edges to the back. . = done.

oh'mike 08-12-2012 09:39 PM

Simply staple and stretch it--no glue needed at all---

My dad was a display man and I helped stretch fabric like this many times---you will be fine---

dvatt 08-13-2012 07:07 AM

Staple using what?

7echo 08-13-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvatt (Post 987289)
Staple using what?

Somewhat dependent on how tight the weave is, but a standard hand stapler with a 1/2" crown should be fine. A T-50 stapler would probably work.

oh'mike 08-13-2012 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7echo (Post 987297)
Somewhat dependent on how tight the weave is, but a standard hand stapler with a 1/2" crown should be fine. A T-50 stapler would probably work.

Exactly---A t-50 or even a lighter duty staple will work just fine---

notmrjohn 09-01-2012 04:32 PM

Say, folks that Supe'r 77 sed it had "Fast, aggressive tack" How fast? Is dvatt gonna have a problem smoothing out wrinkles? Maybe Fix'n's careful laying should be done by 2 people holding the corners ? Or laying the cloth over a thin pad, few layers of newspaper with brown paper barrier on top, smoothly stertch and tack cloth over that and lower board onto cloth?


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