December 3, 2023

These simple guidelines will make it possible for you to eliminate your stretched painting from Gator Board and depart your board with out any harm:

Assure your painting is bone dry very first.

Get a glimpse all-around your tape to see if you can come across an region in which there might be a slight elevate/air space in the area in which the tape fulfills the watercolor paper? I use a kitchen knife that has a strong but thin blade. Keeping a knife at an angle to assure you you should not pierce the board much too – merely pierce a little hole so you can gently slide the knife underneath the watercolor paper. Be certain your knife is held as flat to the board as probable so you don’t disturb the surface area of the board – of course.

At the time you have the point of the knife beneath the w/c paper – you only slide the knife around the edges of the watercolor paper (I like to hold the knife fairly lower and flat to the board. It is just like opening an envelope with an envelope knife.

Voila! Now your painting is independent from the board!

Do I eliminate the tape on the edge of the painting?

You have some choices:

You have taken your painting from your board and this will leave aspect of the stretching tape however adhered to the white margin of your portray. (I often make certain I have an inch or more white margin all-around my painting).

You can slash the tape off if you do not like it. Or leave it on the edge of your painting for stability. The determination regardless of whether to depart your tape on your paper is a choice for you.

A person factor to think about

Is the tape you use archival? This will affect your determination.

If you use Lukas Moist Adhesive Tape

The Lukas tape I use is archival so it should really not be a difficulty to depart it on the edge of the painting.

If you use Brown Gummed Tape

I know the brown gummed tape I employed to use is also archival. (But regrettably the tape does not have a model identify or identifiable markings so I am not equipped to recommend a brown gummed tape).

Mainly because I can not communicate for the a lot of brown gummed tapes obtainable – I would endorse you lower the tape off the edge of your white margin close to your painting.

How to remove the tape from your Gator Board

The remainder tape is of program continue to on your Gator Board. I toss my Gator Board in the bath with the taped facet of the board going through downward. I go away it 10 minutes or so and then simply just pull the final of the tape off. Sometimes I may perhaps need to have to use a blunt knife to get the stubborn items off – but generally it comes off devoid of significantly effort at all.

Keep in mind to wipe around the place the place the tape had been to make sure you have wiped off any remaining gum. We will not want your upcoming portray to stick to the board.

This sounds included but in fact it is pretty straight ahead and effortless to do. I have discussed it in great element to enable you fully grasp just about every scenario. Once you have attempted these suggestions you will come across it all extremely sensible and effortless to do.

Now your board is fresh new and clear and completely ready for your future portray. If you search after your Gator Board it will give you several years of service. It is a wonderful product.

Delighted portray!