What is wet mounting?
Wet mounting is different from dry mounting only by the type of adhesive used to attach the artwork to its backing board. A spray glue or paste is applied between the artwork and the backing rather than using a sheet of dry adhesive. The wet mounted piece is usually processed through the same vacuum press as if it were being dry mounted, except without heat being applied.
The disadvantages of wet mounting are:
- Moisture is being introduced directly onto the artwork.
- The artwork is usually in more handling jeopardy during the mounting process than if it were being dry mounted. However, some types of artwork cannot withstand the heat of the dry mount process and can only be wet mounted if permanent, full-surface adhesion is desired. Our skilled craftsmen regularly do wet mounting as well as dry mounting, and you will be advised as to which technique is most appropriate for your artwork.