Padding


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A well-finished mount has no rough edges and is padded where it comes into contact with the object. Padding requirements vary considerably according to the nature and condition of the objects, so we offer a range of materials including felt in sheet or tape form, sueded polyethylene in sheet, Teflon and polyolefin tubings.
All are either adhesive-backed or heat-shrinkable for ease of use. 

Felt


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Our felt now comes in 10 helpful colors in 9" x 12" sheets, approximately 1/16" thick, backed with pressure-sensitive adhesive. We offer these tested colors in a multi-pack (1 each of 10 colors), or as individual colors with three sheets per pack. Fiber content is 100% recycled polyester.

Multi-color pack has one sheet each of 10 colors.
Single pack has three sheets of a single color.

Felt

Our felt now comes in 10 helpful colors in 9" x 12" sheets, approximately 1/16" thick, backed with pressure-sensitive adhesive. We offer these tested colors in a multi-pack (1 each of 10 colors), or as individual colors with three sheets per pack. Fiber content is 100% recycled polyester.

Multi-color pack has one sheet each of 10 colors.
Single pack has three sheets of a single color.

Sueded Polyethylene


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Benchmark is pleased to offer this wonderful option in padding material. At +/-0.015" thick, our acrylic adhesive-backed sueded polyethylene is thinner than felt. It has a lovely "hand" and cuts very cleanly. A real favorite.

Available in seven colors. 
(Although we're only showing six right now while waiting for "Chestnut" to come in again.... supply chain!!!)

> Single pack gives you three of a single color.

> Multi-color pack gives you one of each color
(doubling up the Carbon or the Brown while waiting for Chestnut)

Each sheet is a nominal 8-1/2" x 12".

Dec 2021: OMG - We just located a limited cache of the Warm Black! They're a bit narrower than usual but if that doesn't matter to how you're using the sheets, they're here for the getting. See them in the listings above: 35-111WB

      Sueded Polyethylene

      Benchmark is pleased to offer this wonderful option in padding material. At +/-0.015" thick, our acrylic adhesive-backed sueded polyethylene is thinner than felt. It has a lovely "hand" and cuts very cleanly. A real favorite.

      Available in seven colors. 
      (Although we're only showing six right now while waiting for "Chestnut" to come in again.... supply chain!!!)

      > Single pack gives you three of a single color.

      > Multi-color pack gives you one of each color
      (doubling up the Carbon or the Brown while waiting for Chestnut)

      Each sheet is a nominal 8-1/2" x 12".

      Dec 2021: OMG - We just located a limited cache of the Warm Black! They're a bit narrower than usual but if that doesn't matter to how you're using the sheets, they're here for the getting. See them in the listings above: 35-111WB

          Padding Sample & Color Card


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          Felt, Sueded Poly ----- Always hard to see color accurately over the internet.
          Why not request a padding card to see the real thing?
          Yours for the price of postage.


          Padding Sample & Color Card

          Felt, Sueded Poly ----- Always hard to see color accurately over the internet.
          Why not request a padding card to see the real thing?
          Yours for the price of postage.


          Felt Tapes


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          Our framer friends asked for our felt in thin strips for cushioning the rabbets in their frames. We offer the tapes in two colors - White and Black - and in three widths of 1/4", 1/2" and 1" for your convenience. 
          There are (3) 50ft. long rolls per order (therefore totaling 150ft.)

          Felt Tapes

          Our framer friends asked for our felt in thin strips for cushioning the rabbets in their frames. We offer the tapes in two colors - White and Black - and in three widths of 1/4", 1/2" and 1" for your convenience. 
          There are (3) 50ft. long rolls per order (therefore totaling 150ft.)

          Polyolefin 2:1 Heat-shrink Tubing


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          This clear flexible tubing is an ideal padding material for brass rod. It shrinks quickly and evenly with a heat gun at temperatures of  275°F/135°C. When freely recovered it will reduce down to 50% of its original inside diameter. Our polyolefin tubing is non-flame-retardant because of potential off-gassing problems associated with flame-retardant materials.

          Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

          Heat-Shrink & Brass Guide

          Polyolefin Heat-Shrink

          Brass Rod

          sku size size sku
          34-121 1/16" 1/32" 22-111
          34-122 1/8" 1/16" 22-112
          3/32" 22-113
          34-123 3/16" 1/8" 22-114
          5/32" 22-115
          34-124 1/4" 3/16" 22-116
          7/32" 22-117
          34-125 3/8" 1/4" 22-118
          Polyolefin 2:1 Heat-shrink Tubing

          This clear flexible tubing is an ideal padding material for brass rod. It shrinks quickly and evenly with a heat gun at temperatures of  275°F/135°C. When freely recovered it will reduce down to 50% of its original inside diameter. Our polyolefin tubing is non-flame-retardant because of potential off-gassing problems associated with flame-retardant materials.

          Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

          Heat-Shrink & Brass Guide

          Polyolefin Heat-Shrink

          Brass Rod

          sku size size sku
          34-121 1/16" 1/32" 22-111
          34-122 1/8" 1/16" 22-112
          3/32" 22-113
          34-123 3/16" 1/8" 22-114
          5/32" 22-115
          34-124 1/4" 3/16" 22-116
          7/32" 22-117
          34-125 3/8" 1/4" 22-118

          Teflon TFE 4:1 Heat-shrink Tubing


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          This Teflon has a four-to-one heat shrink ratio allowing our one size of tubing to be used for all sizes of our stainless steel pins. The Teflon is slippery enough to get around the bends in your pins yet holds well when shrunk. It shrinks with a heat gun at about 650°F/350°C.

          Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

          Teflon TFE 4:1 Heat-shrink Tubing

          This Teflon has a four-to-one heat shrink ratio allowing our one size of tubing to be used for all sizes of our stainless steel pins. The Teflon is slippery enough to get around the bends in your pins yet holds well when shrunk. It shrinks with a heat gun at about 650°F/350°C.

          Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

          Quantity must be between 5 and 14

          Quantity must be between 15 and 29

          Quantity must be 30 or over

          Minimum Quantity Must be 5

          There must be at least one Oversized Shipping Charge in our cart with Case Dressing Fabrics.