Picture Framing Options
There are many different options when it comes to framing, pictures, artwork and other items. Below we will try to provide some guidance to help you determine what might work best for your items. As always coming in to discuss direct with me will enable you to get a better idea of what suits the item best.
Traditional frame moulding
I have a good selection of moulding from a variety of suppliers, if I don’t have samples in the workshop then we can browse the supplier catalogues and find the right moulding. I also have a selection of different profile plain wood mouldings which I can hand finish to provide that more unique one off frame.
Let me to sit down with you and help find the best combination of frames, mounts and glass to get those important items on display to enjoy every day.
If you have watercolours then I recommend that these are finished with a mount and UV glass to ensure that it will be preserved for the future.
With photographs I can frame these in a variety of ways depending on the level of protection required for the future. See below for more info on different items you can frame other than photos and artwork.
If you have that special item that you wish to preserve for the future, then why not look at getting it framed and on display. The picture to the right is my own triathlon suit from when I raced for Great Britain and is now proudly hanging on display rather than stuff away in a drawer. I can work with you to frame many different items and help you enjoy those special memories that those items give.
If you have a canvas painting then I can help you ensure it is properly framed and ready to be viewed. I can provide complementary frames to enhance those canvas artworks that are already stretched and ready to hang. I can also take your canvas artwork that has not been stretched and stretch ready to hang.
There are several options available when it comes to the different types of glass used in framing, I can go through in detail with you during the consultation, but below is a quick insight into what is available and when you might consider it.
Standard 2mm float glass - This is the basic glass used in a large majority of frames, it’s economical and provides protection from dust and insects (as long as framed properly sealed at rear)
UV Glass - This is the glass that will help reduce the fading done to photos and artwork over the years. It comes in different levels of protection, 70%, 92% and 99% (which is used in museums). The damage done by UVB rays in particular can be extensive (See examples here).
AR Glass - This has an anti-reflective costing applied and gives the illusion of there being no glass in the frame. This is brilliant where you have items that you wish to protect but you don’t want any glare from lighting in the room. This glass typically provided 70% UV protection but can be supplied with 92% or 99% protection as well.
Acrylic - This option is for items that are large and where glass would be too heavy and potentially dangerous to use.
I hope you will see that there are several different option available when selecting glass, I will discuss this with you during the consultation. Making sure we properly protect our art, photos and items is critical.