Will Mavalus Tape stick to cold process laminating film?
We tested Mavalus Tape on cold process laminating film after a teacher told us she was having problems getting the tape to stick. The Mavalus adhesive did not stick to the film. It appeared to have an oily film on the surface. However, after we wiped the surface with alcohol and a cotton swab, the tape seemed to hold.
Will Mavalus Tape stick to freshly painted walls?
- We have had several reports of Mavalus not sticking to freshly painted surfaces. Our research tells us it is important to let the paint cure completely before applying the tape.
- "At its most basic, curing of a paint is when it turns from a pliable state to a solid state throughout, not just "dry" on the surface. Curing of paint is not the same as drying as it's a change at chemical level, not merely the evaporation of liquid or binder from the paint.
- Even though latex paint dries to touch very quickly, it isn't dry enough to recoat for 8 to 12 hours. Some specialty latexes will dry faster, so read the label carefully for each different paint you purchase. Temperature and humidity also affect dry time. The ideal temperature is 70 F. When it comes to the actual "cure" time, which is the point-at-which the paint is as tough and durable as it will get, when you can wash it, most paints take approximately 30 days to reach full "cure."
- I hope this helps. As always we are interested in your feedback. If you have applications where the tape does not stick, let us know so we can share the information with our users.
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