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by FramerDave
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

A place in Denver a lot of folks on here use, place is called Furthur Frames. The framer is Corey Hartman. I have two other pieces from the same artist I want to frame up as well...but currently getting in a house is my priority. Been really stressed and crazy about that haha. Oh yeah, I've heard o...
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Using conservation tape in framing
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Using conservation tape in framing

thekharmainitiative wrote:How about those corner things, for a 24 x 36 print or smaller? Then nothing is attached to the print at all, right?
Correct, but not very helpful for a float mount.
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Using conservation tape in framing
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Using conservation tape in framing

There are two things to consider: chemical stability and reversibility. The tape used should be pH neutral, in other words "acid free." The tape and the adhesive should be as free as possible from plasticizers and other elements that could break down, causing discoloration and damage to the art. The...
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

Sweet! That black really sets it off nicely. Who did you have do them?
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

Oh crap, Appletree. I need to get back in touch with you. I still owe you a hinging.
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

One of The things that I rarely see mentioned in these discussions is also the fact that regular class is a lot more breakable than the UV protected glass. Granted I get my stuff from Hobby lobby, but even in the store the girl showed me how easily the glass regular breaks compared to the uv protec...
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

I thought I read a post here where someone conducted a study, using strips of different types of glass, and the UV protection essentially did nothing. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I've heard and seen this argument many times, and it's hardly a scientific or definitive test. Here's what usual...
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

So lighting in the home should be LED and preferably one's which specifically do not emit UV rays? I heard that some prefer acrylic due to it being more difficult to shatter and weighing less, although others say it scratches easily and is more expensive. Are these for the most part correct assumpt...
by FramerDave
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

Museum grade UV isn't quite as effective at blocking UV waves as standard UV. This is the first I have ever heard of that...Do you have any info that backs up that claim? Are you talking about Museum Glass, the glass with the anti-reflective and UV filtering coatings? If so, it offers 99% UV filter...
by FramerDave
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Do you need UV protection?
Replies: 71
Views: 12699

Re: Do you need UV protection?

Museum grade UV isn't quite as effective at blocking UV waves as standard UV. This is the first I have ever heard of that...Do you have any info that backs up that claim? Are you talking about Museum Glass, the glass with the anti-reflective and UV filtering coatings? If so, it offers 99% UV filter...
by FramerDave
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: What would you do? paper restore or frame
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: What would you do? paper restore or frame

If you try to remove it yourself, dab at it. Do NOT rub it, since this will do nothing but smear it around. For something this small, you might be pleasantly surprised at what a qualified conservator would charge. Go to www.conservation-us.org and click on the Find a Conservator link at the right. T...
by FramerDave
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Supply store in gainesville
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Supply store in gainesville

Go by The Great Frame Up and talk to Ike. I don't know if they'll have everything you're looking for, but they can probably help you with what they carry and at least point you in the right direction on anything else.
by FramerDave
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Getting Art Flat
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Getting Art Flat

I'll share with you a method for flattening art on paper. It's very similar to what conservators do and I've had very good results with it. Now, before I go any further I will tell you that I am not a conservator, nor do I play one on TV. I am giving this to you for informational purposes and I urge...
by FramerDave
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Tape on print question (please help)
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Tape on print question (please help)

Unless you really really know what you're doing, you can end up doing a lot of damage in trying to remove tape. Sometimes more damage than the tape itself will do. In most cases you're much better off just leaving it the heck alone and frame it as is.