Framed Perfection: How to Keep Your Picture Frames Looking Their Best

Caring for your picture frame is essential to ensure it remains in good condition and your artwork or photograph is displayed beautifully. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to care for your picture frame:

Where to Avoid Placing Frames:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause fading and damage to both the frame and the artwork inside. Keep your frame out of direct sunlight or use UV-protective glass to minimize the harmful effects of UV rays.
  • Avoid Heat Sources: Placing your frame directly above radiators, heaters, or other heat sources can cause warping and damage to the frame and ripping of the artwork, Keep it away from these sources to maintain its shape and integrity.
  • Stable Temperature and Humidity: Avoid rooms that experience rapid temperature and humidity fluctuations, as these can cause the frame and its contents to expand and contract, potentially leading to damage over time.

Hanging the frame:

  • Secure Wall Attachment: Ensure that your frame is attached to the wall securely to prevent accidents or damage. Use strong hanging fixings, such as wall anchors or picture hooks rated for the weight of your frame.
  • Alternatively, consider using a hanging system designed for frames, which provides stability and ease of adjustment.

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Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Touch Up Damage: If you notice chips or scratches on the frame’s surface, consider using a touch-up pen or paint to hide the obvious damage. Match the colour of the frame as closely as possible for a seamless repair.
  • Glass Cleaning: To keep the glass clean and transparent, use a picture framing glass cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could scratch or damage the glass.

Handling and Transporting Frames:

  • Handling: When moving the frame, especially if it’s large or heavy, use two hands to support it. Enlist the help of another person if necessary. Most accidents involving frames happen during transportation, so take extra care to avoid bumps or falls.
  • Transporting: When moving a frame longer distances it’s best to package it with a little extra support. This can be achieved with protective corners and handy wrap. Click here to see a step-by-step guide on how to effectively package your frame. As an alternative to these items you can simply use bubble wrap and cardboard.

Tips when transporting multiple frames: Be sure to stack your frames face to face or back to back to avoid the fixings scratching the front of a frame.

  • Picture Frame Packing & Shipping Bundle

    £22.99 inc. VAT

    This picture framing packaging bundle is ideal for anyone looking to package and transport picture frames. It provides a one size fits all solution where the corners of the frame are protected by cardboard corners and the surface of the frame is covered in a thin plastic film to prevent scratching.

    This bundle contains enough protective corners and handy wrap to package 25 frames.

What to do if there is something wrong with your frame?

If you’ve encountered any concerns with the bespoke frame you’ve received from us, there’s no need to worry. Our Lifetime Guarantee ensures that we will promptly address and rectify any issues that align with our terms and conditions. For comprehensive information about the terms and conditions of our Lifetime Guarantee, please click here. Please be aware that Lifetime Guarantee is only available when you have used our Bespoke Framing Service.

For any more information on our products or services please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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