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An easy day with a cool looking mural
« on: June 02, 2008, 09:54:50 PM »
I installed this one at a pediatric wing of a local hospital.

The wall to be covered:


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 09:55:55 PM »
The material; 5 panels 48" X 4'6" tall, type II vinyl:



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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 09:56:48 PM »
The wall was primed with Gardz, and pasted with Porter's VersaTite HD Clear (a store-branded version of Dynamite 234):

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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 09:57:35 PM »
Positioning the first panel:


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 09:59:07 PM »
This particular substrate was pretty delicate, I found out fast that I could only use a soft bristle sweep on it. I did use a plastic smoother with a damp mifty wrapped around it to set the top and bottom.


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 10:01:06 PM »
Pasting the wall. We call this method Drop N Rock. Don't ask me why, that's what I was taught years ago when we'd paste the wall and not the material.


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 10:02:44 PM »
Because of the delicate surface, I didn't want any paste on the facing so I let the overlap hang dry. To make sure I was hitting the graphic right on I'd make small wedge cuts at critical points in the graphic to check the line up.


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 10:06:13 PM »
I suspected the blade on my Tajima 18mm snap-off knife (my usual weapon of choice to bust seams) would be too thick for this one, so I opted for a #9 single edge. I bend these a bit so they are easier to hold, and will ride up against my straightedge tight to provide a perfect 90* cut to the wall. If you 'bevel' a cut, it will show horribly, and then you got problems.




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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 10:07:03 PM »
I finally got to test drive my new 4' straight edge.


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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 10:08:12 PM »
The finished product; packed in and out in 3 hours:



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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 10:48:58 PM »
Very nice!  And I've never seen the bent razor trick. The straight edges I'm usually cutting against are the thinner alum sticks. I think they are 1/8 or 3/16 so I can hold full blade at 90*  But for a thicker straight or a level that would be handy!
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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 12:31:05 PM »
Very cool looking. Great job !!!!!!

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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2008, 12:31:33 PM »
Yeah, my usual straight edge is only 1/8" thick, but it would tend to slip and slide on this materials slick facing, so I opted for a thicker/heavier one. And I have big hands, it has always been tough for me to get a good grip on a single edge blade, so bending it out gave me a better feel > more control of the cut.

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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 12:54:36 PM »
SPIFFY  ;)/;
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Re: An easy day with a cool looking mural
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 04:46:02 PM »
Also it's interesting to see you use the "notch out to line up " trick. I have had to figure that one out on my own a few times!
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