If you’re the proud owner of a bespoke picture frame, it’s important that you know how to properly take care of it. The right approach to maintenance can help to extend the life of your bespoke picture frame and allow you to enjoy it as much as possible!
Bespoke picture frames are expensive luxury items so it’s important that you take good care of them. In this post, we’re going to take you through five techniques that you can use to look after your bespoke frames as effectively as possible.
How to Clean a Bespoke Picture Frame
Here’s a closer look at the techniques that you can use to clean your bespoke picture frame and keep it in the best condition possible.
1. Dust on a regular basis
The accumulation of dust can quickly cause damage and impact on the overall look and feel of your bespoke frame.
Because that’s the case, regular dusting is your first line of defence against damage to your frame. You’ll want to use high-quality microfibre cloths to whisk the dust and debris away from your frame on a regular basis. You shouldn’t use any cleaning product at this stage. Regular dusting will be more than sufficient to halt the accumulation of dust.
2. Take your frames down and wipe them with a damp cloth
To keep your frames in the best condition possible, you should take them down on a semi-regular basis and give them a more comprehensive clean with a slightly damp cloth. This exercise will help you to remove debris that’s more stubbornly attached.
You should also use this as an opportunity to assess the condition of your bespoke frame and check whether or not you need to make some additional interventions. Be sure to look out for chips and knocks, for instance. The quicker you identify those little imperfections, the more effectively you’ll be able to stop them spiralling out of control.
3. Clean the glazing
It’s obviously important that you clean the glazing on your frame. You’ll want to remove any dust and dirt that has accumulated, as well as any smudges that might have appeared. Clean glazing can help you to get the best experience possible.
The exact process will vary according to the material that you have used – here’s a closer look at the distinct steps for glass and acrylic glazing:
It’s easy to clean glass with glass cleaner. You should use a soft cloth that won’t scratch the glass and gently rub away any dirt or debris. Try to choose a high-quality cleaner for the best results possible.
It’s important that you find a specific plastic-cleaning product or simply use soap and water to clean your acrylic glazing. You should also make sure to use a lint-free towel so that you don’t leave behind lots of frustrating particles!
4. Make sure everything is dry
Once you’ve cleaned your bespoke frame, it’s critical that you make sure everything is as dry as possible. If you reassemble your frame or hand it up again while it’s damp, this can cause mould and mildew to form which will impact on its integrity.
It’s always a good idea to leave your frame alone for a little while after having cleaned it. This will give it the time to air dry and then you can think about reassembling it if you’ve taken some pieces apart.
5. Put your frame in the right place
An important part of bespoke frame maintenance is putting your frame in the right place. You’ll need to place your frame out of direct sunlight if possible, for instance, and make sure that it’s not in a humid environment.
The more neutral the setting, the longer your frame will last and retain its original quality. This is particularly important for wooden frames, too, but metal frames don’t generally require the same level of planning in terms of placement.
Extra Bespoke Framing Resources
Before you get to the cleaning process, there’s a good chance that you’ll have lots of questions about bespoke framing. We love to help our customers, which is why we’ve put together a range of free helpful resources for you – here’s a closer look:
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In this guide, we’ll walk you through a quick process to find the best local bespoke frame provider for your needs.
How to find subjects to put in a bespoke frame
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Read this piece and learn which subjects to put in a bespoke frame.
Which materials are best for your bespoke picture frame?
Before you commission a bespoke picture frame, you’ll want to develop a good understanding of the materials that you have available to you. This can make it possible for you to make the right choices.
Read our piece and learn which materials are best for a bespoke picture frame.
How to hang a picture frame
It’s important that once you’ve commissioned and purchased a bespoke picture frame, you learn how to hang it properly. This can ensure that you take the best possible care of your bespoke frame.
Read this piece to learn how to hang a bespoke picture frame.
Get Your Bespoke Frame From Frame Set and Match
If you’re going to get a long-lasting bespoke frame, it’s critical that you work with a high-quality provider you can trust.
Here are Frame Set and Match, it’s our pleasure to create long-lasting bespoke frames for our customers. With the right maintenance, these frames can become heirlooms that last for generations to come!
Ready to get your bespoke frame project off the ground? Get in touch with us using your preferred contact method and we’ll get started today.