Framing Paintings Tips – Oil or Acrylic
Learn about framing your paintings.
Framing paintings, most oil or acrylic paintings do not require glass or a colored mount. The string (or wire) is placed one third down the picture frame.
- Framing paintings, most oil or acrylic paintings do not require glass when framed.
- Most oil or acrylic paintings do not require a colored mount around the painting.
- Painting a picture to suit a frame is easier than finding a frame to suit a picture.
- A picture frame should be of the same style as the furniture in the room where it hangs.
- Op-shops often have cheap frames.
- Place the string (or wire) for hanging the picture, one third of the way down the back of the frame.
- Stretched canvases may be hung without a frame, it looks modern.
- A dark frame will enhance the perspective in a landscape painting.
- Varnishing – Paintings with a final varnish are less likely to become marked and are easier to clean.
- Varnish may be gloss or matt.
- Gloss varnish reflects light like a mirror making it difficult to view the painting at times.
- Matt varnish does not reflect light.
- Varnish can be brushed on or sprayed from a pressure packed can.
- Lay the painting face up on newspaper in a dust free area when varnishing,
- Pressure pact spraying may need 5 coats because the spray is very fine.
- Use only Artist Picture Varnish.
- Use the same varnish for oil or acrylic paintings.
- Using a nail brush with pure soap and water to clean a varnished painting.