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Old 09-10-2019, 03:57 AM
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treatments to paper to prevent expansion contraction?

Hi my comfort zone is in paper but wanted to know if there were any ways to treat it in order to stop as much warping expansion contraction etc etc due to temp changes and absorbed humidity as I live in the most humid spot in the uk and is too expensive to have a dehumidifier running 24/7.Just aware that work once transported could change dramatically.

I read something interesting in the internet about Cyanoacrylate glue being used to glue paper to cardboard (made of similar or same properties as paper)had provided some control over this I am guesin one due to fact it is having some rigid support form the cardboard and two the glue is not water based.

Is there anything the surface of the paper can be painted or treated with? appreciate any help
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:21 PM
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Re: treatments to paper to prevent expansion contraction?

I'd think coating the top surface with acrylic gesso would seal all of it, drying is permanent and impervious.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:38 AM
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Re: treatments to paper to prevent expansion contraction?

Didn't explain fully...Gesso ,ph neutral pva these things are water based and I was wondering if anyone out there knew of anything other than this .A m doing a little experiment at moment with a glue that is not water based for plastic paper etc etc and plan to use this glue to glue a sheet of cardboard and two pieces of paper either side of cardboard(all of same paper family) in order to come up with a sturdier support for paper to work on which will not buckle and be bit more dureable for mixed media(don't want to do wood as can be even more problematic than paper not sure about aluminium as a support under the paper )..so not having to apply any gesso primer types of things and go through all that process and hassle of getting a smooth surface all over again seeing as the beauty of paper is it can be bought as flat and smooth already. Have some pieces going in shed testing out different things.I understand there is paper out there that you can buy which is specifically for water based paints which won't buckle trouble is it is only available up to a certain size in squares.So am looking at working on lining paper as it is available on the roll and can be joined without noticeing..so am experimenting with a few things..just interesting to put the feelers out there and ask these questions as you learn knew and interesting things of other people sometimes

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