Introduction: Masonite Mounting Guide
I've seen a lot of people painting on Masonite board and recently took to painting on it myself. What I didn't see, however, was a way to mount it that doesn't include a frame. I think the board stands on its own and I came up with a way to mount it that is inexpensive and efficient.
- Gorilla Glue [$4.92]
- Paint Stirrers (2) [FREE]
- Frame hanging mount [$ .98]
- Spray bottle (water)
- Tape measure or ruler
Total cost: $5.90
Lay your paintings face down on a flat surface. You can lay them on wax paper to protect them if you prefer. Gorilla Glue uses water as part of its binding process, so grab your spray bottle and prepare for the awesome. Spray one side of the two paint stirrers with a mist of water, and a straight line across the top and bottom of the painting's back side.
Place a bead of Gorilla Glue along the stick, waving slightly and place one at the top and bottom of the painting along the water line you preciously sprayed.
The purpose of a stirrer at the bottom is to maintain the space from the wall so that the painting does not dingle dangle.
Gorilla Glue expands as it sets, so you want to make sure you have something heavy holding it in place. The set time is 1 to 2 hours.
Once the paint stirrers are firmly affixed and the glue has set, you can affix your mounting. If you have small enough brads, you can go ahead and nail it in place. I went with the glue as I had no nails short enough to nail it in place without puncturing the painting's front side.
Use your ruler to measure out and mark the painting's center, then just a dab'll do ya. One dot of glue where your nails would normally go should suffice, you can hold it in place with thumbtacks to keep glue expansion from moving the mount.
Don't forget a slight mist of water so the glue can properly bind.
Let it dry, remove your thumbtacks and hang that bad boy on the nearest wall!
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