Spring is an exciting time of the year. The world comes to life and the warmer temperatures mean that it’s the ideal time to clean your home. There are lots of little chores that you can do at this time of the year, and you’ll certainly want to take care of your bespoke picture frames.
Wondering exactly how to care for your bespoke picture frames at this time of the year? In this post, we’re going to take a look at spring cleaning tips that you can use to care for your bespoke picture frames.
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Bespoke Picture Frames
Here’s a look at the top spring cleaning tips that you can use to care for your bespoke picture frames.
1. Clean your picture frame cover
First things first, you’ll want to take care of the cover for your frame. Over the course of the year, there’s a good chance that your cover will attract a lot of dust and other debris – this is your opportunity to give it a deep clean.
You’re going to need a few things:
- Two soft, lint-free towels
- A plastic cleaning solution/weak soap and warm water
You should use one of your towels to apply a moderate amount of your chosen cleaning solution. It’s important that you keep the towel only slightly damp to avoid putting too much moisture on your frame.
Once you’re satisfied with the clean that you’ve achieved, you’ll want to go over the cover once again with the dry towel. This will ensure that you remove any residual moisture and get a nice even finish.
It’s important that you use only the software towels, given that this will help you to avoid any scratches or marks on your picture frame. Depending on whether you have a glass or acrylic frame, you’ll also want to find an appropriate cleaning product.
2. Assess the condition of your frame
Now that you’re up close and personal with your frame, you’ve got the perfect chance to assess its overall quality and condition. You should pay attention to any discolouration and morphing – those are signs that your bespoke frame isn’t in the best location possible and you’ll want to make an intervention right away.
If you find a serious error with your bespoke frame, you might want to speak with your bespoke frame provider and let them know. Your provider will be able to make any necessary interventions or adjustments to get your frame back into perfect condition as quickly as possible.
As always, it’s important that you take good care of your frame and keep it in the right place. You’ll often want to avoid direct sunlight and humid conditions, for instance.
3. Avoid getting your picture frames wet
It’s important to remember that while you’re cleaning your frame and interacting with it, you should reduce the levels of moisture as effectively as possible. If your bespoke frame becomes wet and damp, its integrity will quickly diminish and you might impact the item that you have within the frame itself.
To avoid getting your picture frame wet, make sure that you only use limited amounts of water and cleaning product. Always have a dry towel on hand, too, that you can use to wipe away any excess moisture.
4. Dust and clean your frame
When it comes to cleaning the frame itself, you’ll need to choose your approach and materials based on the composition of your frame. Here’s a quick breakdown of the different approaches that you’ll need to take:
If you have an unfinished wooden frame, you’ll simply want to use a damp cloth. If you have a finished frame, you should use wooden furniture polish. If you have small decorations and flourishes on your wooden frame, you might want to gently use a brush to clean the recesses and gaps.
Plastic frames are simple to clean. You could use a general plastic cleaner, for instance, but a colour-free soap can also be used as an alternative.
If you have a more ornate gilded frame, it’s important that you work alongside an expert. Those trained professionals will be able to take care of the metal leaf and perform a deep clean so that your precious frame is kept in the best condition possible.
If you have a metal frame, this is probably the easiest to clean! You can simply use a damp cloth to clean these types of frames.
5. Know when to call in the professionals
That’s pretty much it in terms of spring cleaning tips for your bespoke frame, but it’s important that you know when it’s the right time to call in the professionals.
If you see any morphing or bowing on your frame – or cracks – you’ll want to make sure that you contact a trusted and trained professional. That trusted provider will be able to take care of your bespoke frame and nurse it back to perfect health.
Bespoke frames are precious items, so you should treat them with the care that they deserve.
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We hope that this series of tips helps you to maintain a perfect bespoke picture frame. These are truly wonderful items and you’ll be sure to enjoy them as much as possible if they’re kept in the best possible condition.
Bespoke frames are also very valuable. If you decide to resell them at any point in the future, you’ll be able to command a higher price if your frame is in a near-perfect condition.
Wondering whether or not it’s time for a deep clean of your bespoke picture frame? Or would you like to commission your own picture frame to bring your home to life?
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