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Hanging Picture Frames

Moisture and UV light need to be minimized to prevent damage, as paper and wood frames attract moisture. UV light fades signatures and colour.

Transportation

When packing use a blanket/ bubble wrap with cardboard over the Acrylic (Perspex). When transporting several frames pack front to front. Remember to protect the corners with cardboard

 Hanging Hints

Before hanging frames cut newspaper to size and blue tac to wall so you are happy with the layout. Saves drilling once.

  • Minimise humidity constant temperatures are best Not too close to air conditioning.
  • On masonry walls, stick on small pads on back of the frame to keep directly off surface.
  • Choose design position first. Sometimes it helps to get an idea of size and position.
  • Cut out paper the size of your frames and blue tack to wall, drill with more assurance.
  • Next is hanging, look at the drop of the hanging cord, select the middle mark the position.
  • What’s the wall made of, what’s the weight of the frame?
  • Masonry walls and timber studs provide best anchor points. Drill plug and screw Gyprock or soft walls most hardware provide special screws or fasteners that are weight rated.
  •  Take care in using small brass hangers or adhesive ones on heavier frames.
  •  Minimise UV by reducing exposure to sunlight and incandescent light.

Cleaning Care

  • Clean frame with soft damp cloth.
  • Glass cleaners for glass, but never for Acrylics (Perspex).
  • Don’t ever use solvent based to clean acrylics, use a soft cloth and water

 

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