Hi April, The best way to ensure the clean removal of the foam adhesive is to follow these steps: - First use some fishing line or dental floss to gently cut through the adhesive substrate, this should remove the bulk of the adhesive - Then use an adhesive solvent (generally sold a hardware stores) to soften any remaining adhesive. You can then clean away gently with a cloth Best regards, Perma Products
Hi Belle, Thank you for your enquiry. The Permastik Mirror Mounting Tape will work on most surfaces, however please note that certain surfaces may require priming or sealing prior to installation. These surfaces include: porous surfaces such as plaster, concrete and absorbent surfaces such as untreated wood and fabrics. Please ensure to follow the packaging instructions when installing. Kind regards, Perma Products
Depends what you mean by heavier. We have a 102" x 42" mirror that is 3/16" thick and weighs about 72 lb. Based on the mfr's rating of 20kg/m (13.75lb/ft) of tape you would theoretically only need 5.25ft of tape. But personally I wouldn't rely on that. I would derate that my 4-5x, using 3 strips of full 102" width. And even then we are considering using an aluminum mirror support strip at the bottom, screwed to studs in the wall. I think it should be fine with moisture & humidity though.
the manufacturer states that the paint will come off. The glue is incredible - I haven't had to remove any of this tape, but I can understand how it would take off everything along with it.
The tape is about 1/8 in thick, so you might be able to see it in the mirror, although it would work to hold a frame on.
Yes, according to the instructions. They say to use dental floss to cut through the foam substrate, then use an adhesive solvent to remove the residual adhesive. BUT, if you use long strips of the tape, particularly in the middle of the mirror, I am not sure how feasible the dental floss approach is.
The packaging of the material doesn't mention heat resistance. Personally I wouldn't risk it. This is foam-based tape so even if adhesive resists heat, I think the foam could degrade over time.
on the package they state it can hold up 1.1lb per inch of tape; 6lbs per foot of tape and 44lbs per 32ft roll
They claim 20kg/m of tape. That is equivalent to 1.1 lb/in. A 48" x 36" mirror 3/16" thick weighs about 29lb (or 39lb if 1/4" thick.) I would derate their quoted strength by maybe 4-5x for safety, so for 48" wide use 3 strips full width.