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Old 01-20-2016, 05:12 PM
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masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

I'd appreciate recommendations or experiences relating to using hardboard (Masonite) or smooth plywood for a 4 ft. x 8 ft. mural to be hung indoors. If I used Masonite I thought 1/8 in. would be best, and not so heavy to which I'd use Liquid Nails to attach 1 x 2 boards as a frame on the back to stabilize it. Advice, PLEASE!
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

for indoors plywood is probably overkill, but you could groove out a couple areas on the back as hanger holes and good-one-side plywood is nice to work on.

masonite (is what i'd use) can be hung with mirror hangers if the indoors doesn't mind a few holes in the wall, i'm wary of 'liquid nails' - will it hold for years?

either would work so i think it comes down to your preference.

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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

Both of these have a tendency to warp and moisture can cause swelling. I recommend gatorboard or mural cloth.
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

My experience is, plywood and Masonite is heavy and prone to warp. I prefer mural canvas.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:49 PM
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

Gatorboard is very rigid poly surface which is resistant to moisture. It is stronger than a regular foam board
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

If the purpose is to protect the wall, then the liquid nails is a bad thing to use. Getting that off is very difficult.

Have you considered wallpaper? They sell rolls of paintable blank wallpaper at home stores.

If I was going to do a mural which I knew would be up for a long time, but would need to come down eventually, I would go with that.

Unless the owner does not want to ever part with it, in which case it is an oversized painting.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:23 PM
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

Oh, by the way, I have done masonite with a frame. I made some huge cow cut outs that hang on a wall. When I have worked with muralists who have chosen to use a material over the wall, they have used framed canvas. Making a painting on canvas that is something like 8 feet by 15 feet requires the canvas to be put up in a few separate panels. Canvas that size also requires a pretty thick frame. (I used to make theater sets as well).
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:20 PM
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Re: masonite or plywood for indoor mural?

Awesome.. I'm hoping you awesome folks can help me out.
I got a message from a gentleman in California. He wants me to do a mural in a home that he purchased near by.
My problem... I've done one mural with acrylics.

I need to make this an installation dimensions
15 foot by 8 ft.
So I've tentatively decided to use masonite because I will be able to acquire that easily.
He wants me to use spray paint. I did a test piece with oil on an old glass window...
Any advice to avoid trouble?
Also,
Payments and avoiding a scam or no pay situation. Advice?
Thanks a lot
Matt
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