FRAMING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Framing Repairs and Maintenance: Keeping artwork looking clean and in top condition is challenging in the tropics. Port Douglas Picture Framing offers refurbishments on framed artworks, stretched canvases and photographic images. We can assist with anything from patching, cleaning, broken Glass, mat board and substrate or backing board replacement. Drop into the framing workshop at Craiglie to get a hanging wire fixed, and your conservation re-taping sorted. We always reuse what we can to keep the costs low. 

FRAMING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: PRESERVING YOUR ART IN TROPICAL CONDITIONS 

Mat boards are used to rest the image away from the glazing. The mat boards may need replacement after a few years, especially in our Queensland climate, in which mat boards withstand much heat and humidity. Glass or the glazing on artworks can get a build-up of white cloudiness a result of moisture & humidity. Maintenance is a reasonably inexpensive exercise that will keep your artworks looking fresh and protected.

 CLEAN OFF THE GECKO MESS AND GET RID OF WASPS NESTS REGULARLY 

Whether your artworks are valuable or not, it pays to keep your collection cleaned and maintained in our tropical conditions. Cleaning artwork regularly will protect it from deterioration and decay. Get your artwork on your all year round -cleaning list. Ensure it stays looking clean and vibrant always. Prevention is better than cure. It’s essential never to add any moisture to a painting. Clean with a soft, dry brush or feather duster. Don’t forget to do the back as well.  Get rid of wasp nests, and geckos are a real pain. If you leave their mess on your artwork, it can strip colours. In the cases that the painting is valuable, it is never advisable to undertake any cleaning work yourself. Seek professional advice before using chemical products. Preserving your artwork has never been easier. The team at Port Douglas Picture Framing can help. Talk to the team at Port Douglas Picture Framing; we have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to picture framing, printing and necessary art restoration, so feel free to ask us to quote.

FRAMING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: MOULD REMOVAL, CLAENING AND MATT REPLACEMENT

Traditional framing will attract mould in the tropics within Two to Five years. Depending on the environment its in, airflow and air-conditioning can help enormously.Mould will normally start growing on the glass and then continue to the matt boards and artwork.Mould on artwork is also described as foxing. Mould can eventually damage artwork so it is best to have frames taken apart and cleaned when mould is noticed. Unfortunately this cannot be avoided in humid environments. Port Douglas Picture Framing offers mould removal  cleaning, mat replacement and glass if needed. Please contact us for more information or a quote.