Framing Paintings Tips – Oil or Acrylic
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.
Learn about framing your paintings
- 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.
- It is easier to paint a picture to suit a frame than to find a frame to suit a picture
- A picture frame should be of the same style as the furniture in the room where it hangs.
- Cheap frames can often be purchased at op-shops.
- The string (often wire) for hanging the picture is placed one third of the way down the back of the frame.
- Nowadays 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.
- When varnishing, lay the painting face up on newspaper in a dust free area.
- Pressure pact spraying may need 5 coats, the spray is very fine.
- Use only Artist Picture Varnish.
- The same varnish is used for oil or acrylic paintings.
- A varnished painting may be cleaned using a nail brush with pure soap and water.