REPRESENTING FINE ARTISTS SINCE 1980
Practical Picture Framing Tips for Artists and Do-it-Yourselfers
*Note: There are times to call in the professionals to get their advice,
to use the appropriate materials and to install the hardware in a proper manner.
Wiring your Art Properly*
It happens. You've just hung the picture on the wall and the hooks can be seen above the frame. Not a good 'look.'
How could it happen?
Two reasons: the wire is too long or the screw eyes are placed too high on the side rails of the frame.
Below are the generally accepted standards for measuring and installing wire on framed artwork
The 'standard' is to attach the wire to the mirror hanger,
Always measure, even though you do have a good ‘eye.’
Extremely heavy paintings or mirrors should be hung
I’ll bet you never thought there were so many do’s and don’ts with wiring! We have not discussed all the reasons 'why' these are the standards. Perhaps another day. Suffice it to say, if you follow the directions above, artists will keep their galleries happy and art collectors will enjoy how their art looks on the wall.
*Repeating the Note: There are times to call in the professionals to get their advice,
McBride Gallery offers a wide selection of fine original paintings, bronze sculpture, original graphics and custom framing. Other gallery services include gift certificates, portrait commissions, cleaning and restoration, certified art appraisals, art installation as well as art consultation services for your home or office.
Also visit our frame shop in Severna Park Benfield Frame and Art Gallery.
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