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Old 07-19-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Do you HATE it when you put up bulletin boards (fadeless paper or any kind of background paper) and they start to sag and warp almost immediately or the next day?

I've had fabric bulletin boards the last couple years and clearly forgot why I hated this part about paper backgrounds. I didn't want to spend money on new fabric and bought a roll of the black fadeless paper.

I'm already wanting to shoot myself in the foot b/c I made it as tight as possible as I stapled it up, but within the hour it was already warping and getting saggy.

Do you have any tips or hints on how to keep it from a) doing this or b) fixing it after the first time so you don't have to constantly fix it?


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conditioning (which we do not have in school) there isn't really anything you can do. The only good thing is that usually when the humidity and heat decline, the paper seems to bounce back.


I never thought about fabric not doing that. I have fabric on 3 boards, but paper on the other 6.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I switched to fabric and haven't gone back! Sorry, no advice.

A teacher across the hall is planning on laminating her fadeless paper in the hopes that it doesn't sag.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I'm going into my classroom tomorrow (first day since school ended) and I know it's going to be a swamp. You can actually feel the moisture on the paper.
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The only way we were able to conquer the humidity in FL is to actually paint our boards. We had permission from maintenance and administration of course. We also purchased the paint. It was actually a double benefit because there were no issues with layered paper for the fire marshal.


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Old 07-19-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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i use flat sheets from walmart. $4 for a twin and it covers a nice large area.

the humidity in my room is sometimes so gross the dry erase marker writing on the white board drip down. lol
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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They cut back the A/C over the summer so everything sags and feels wet. I have not used fabric b/c they always seem so busy. As of last year I had to buy my own bb paper too which is expensive! Sorry-no solutions to offer
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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I haven't ever had this as an issue but last year I was in a new room and the year prior we were in concrete-ables. I did use fabric for some of my bulletin boards so that might be why I didn't notice it. I just bought solid fabric at joanns on clearance and have used that. (all 3 are like raincoat fabric but a little thinner)
Have you tried damprid? I don't know if 1 or 2 would do the trick but it might be worth a try. That moisture is not only making your bb messy but it can also harbor illness. ick!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I am a fan of fabric and this year I am trying the 5 buck flat sheets from Walmart that were suggested here!
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