Your precious photos and picture frames are items you love and it pays to preserve them is such a way that they won’t get damaged easily. There are a few simple things you can do to keep the safe and here are a few of them:
Keep them away from direct sunlight
The sun’s ultraviolet rays will damage your picture frame and cause you photos to fade as well. Try to always place them where they won’t be affected by direct sunlight to reduce the amount and rate of fading; this is especially true regarding solid wood picture frames and colored photos. If by any chance you believe that some sunlight will get to your pictures, you may want to invest in some glass or acrylic embedded with some UV coating so as to reduce the damaging effect.
Keep them away from moisture
Your pictures and works of art should not be hanged in places where there are large amounts of moisture. Some of the places that should be avoided completely include bathrooms or areas close to kitchen sinks. Moisture is especially destructive when using frames that have sealed backs. Since the frame is sealed the moisture will not have an escape route and it causes untold damage to the picture. In most cases, ready made picture frames almost always have small breathing spaces and, as such, you need to especially watch custom made frames. Most frames seal the back of the frame using paper to keep dust off but in the process moisture get strapped and damages pictures.
Avoid using spray cleaners when picture is in frame
This may not be as basic as it sounds; this is how most people ruin their pictures. Removing the picture from the frame in order to clean up your picture frame may look cumbersome and take some little time but it’s one of those things you must do especially fro the pictures that you value. If you don’t have the time to remove the picture yet there are watermarks on your picture frame, you are better off using a moistened cloth to dust off the frame.
Small important tips
Avoid stacking your picture frames on top of each other when moving or cleaning. While this always seems harmless, wait until you have a scratch on the wood or metal frame that cannot be fixed.
When you have to pack your picture frames such as when you are moving, wrap them with plastic bubble wrap or towels; this way you will protect your pictures, the frame and the glass. That extra work will save your picture and frame.
About the author:
This post is penned by Mohit Jain for Mahoneys Framing who are the finest and most awarded picture framers Melbourne . Mohit is employed with Mahoneys Framing for many years now and untiringly works to showchase the best of what Mahoneys has to offer with his articles and blog posts and other marketing efforts. Located on the cosmopolitan street of Level 1, 66 Hardware Lane inside the famous POP Restaurant where its been doing business and serving clients since 1987. For more information about our picture framing services or our art restoration services call us at 03-96421148 or visit our website here .