Restore your old/antique frames at George Picture Framers!
Restore your antique frames and bring your old frames back to life – At George Picture Framers we specialize in the restoration of old frames, our restoration services give new life to antique picture frames!
Do you have a bunch of old picture frames that just don’t fit your modern décor? Have you searched for quality frames at second-hand stores but can only find badly damaged ones? Worry not! Restoring an old picture frame is a great way to make something old new again, whether you want to brighten the old look, or do a complete overhaul, George Picture Framers has got you covered!
MODERNIZING OLD FRAMES:
Antique picture frames frequently need cleaning, repair of broken pieces, conservation and restoration of original gilded surfaces; re-gilding and antiquing; joining and re-enforcing damaged corners. If you want to reuse your old picture frames, but aren’t worried about preserving the original appearance, there is no limit to the makeovers you can carry out!
KEEPING AN OLD FRAME AUTHENTIC:
- Clean it: Before you start messing with the frame too much, you’ll want to make sure it’s clean. Using a clean, dry paintbrush, gently dust the surface of the frame, being sure to get into all the little grooves. Be extremely careful around any chips or cracks, as you don’t want to end up peeling away half the original face.
- Deep clean it: Using a small, clean towel, gently wipe the frame down with a non-flammable grease solvent or dry-cleaning fluid. Made with acetone, these products can remove glues, grease marks, and other stains from the face of your frame without damaging it.
- Take it apart: Now you’re ready to disassemble the frame. If the joints of your frame are perfect, you may not need to do these steps. If the frame is already old and you plan to keep it for many more years, however, it’s not a bad idea to renew even apparently stable corners.
- Clean it, again: Once the joints are separated, remove any nails that are still protruding from the frame. Again, you’ll want to use pliers for this, not the back of the hammer. You’ll also want to scrape away any old glue on the corners.
- Glue it: Use a non-staining carpenters glue to reassemble the frame. Regardless of the brand’s claims, be sure to wipe off any glue that gets on the outside of the frame.
- Strap it: There are a number of different ways you can secure the corners of the frame while the wood glue dries. Holding it in place with your hands isn’t one of them, since most glues take at least four hours to fully harden.
Take these steps to keep your frames looking modern and keeping it’s unique, authentic look!
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