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Old 09-02-2018, 08:53 PM
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Murals done in sections on full sheets of Dibond

Have any of you done a large mural using 4x8 or 4x10 Dibond / ACM panels that are then attached to the wall when finished? How did that go for you? I am planning a few murals but I absolutely do not want to paint directly on the wall. I haven't decided if I want to hide the joints or leave them visible. Hiding them runs the risk of them cracking open later. I have seen several large murals where the artist made no attempt to hide the joints and it looked pretty great to me.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:16 PM
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Re: Murals done in sections on full sheets of Dibond

I’m sure many, like me, had no idea what Dibond panels were, so I looked it up. The internet tells me that it consists of two pre-painted sheets of .012" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Your project sounds very interesting. Where are you acquiring the panels and how much per 4’ x 8’ panel?
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:24 PM
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Re: Murals done in sections on full sheets of Dibond

Sounds interesting.

I saw a mural the other day in a restaurant, took me forever to figure out how they did it but I'm about 99% sure it was panels. There were joints and they looked fine with the design.

I think it probably would depend on the composition on whether the joints were fine or not. I say go with your gut and let us know how it goes.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:52 PM
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Re: Murals done in sections on full sheets of Dibond

I am using a Chinese made house brand called Moncor from Montroy Supply. I believe Grimco also has their own house brand. There is a huge savings over Dibond. The aluminum facing on the Moncor is actually thicker than the Dibond. 4x8 3mm $40, 4x10 3mm $39, 59"x10 ft $65, 4x8 4mm $53, 4x8 6mm $69 I prefer the 4mm but it does not come in 10 foot lengths. The 6mm is pretty heavy but could be mounted without bracing using standoffs. The 4mm might need bracing with full sheets. The 3mm definitely would have to be braced with aluminum channel or firing strips on the back for a standoff type mounting. If you aren't careful handling a 3mm sheet it can fold in half on you.
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