Frame the original paintings to retain their beauty

by Kath Dawson

The very next step after buying original oil paintings from an online art gallery or traditional shop is to get it framed. An original painting needs to be framed properly before you can hang it on the wall of your home or office. Moreover a beautiful frame will make the original painting look even more appealing.

Without a frame, a painting looks like a book without cover. Until you frame the original painting in a good and strong frame, it will be really tough to maintain its beauty. Moreover dust and other foreign particles will get pasted on the surface where paint has been applied.

If you are not willing to spend too much money on hiring a conservator to take care of your original paintings on a regular basis, at least have them properly framed.

Ideally, the frame to hold the priceless original oil paintings must have mending plates that are attached to the frame with screws. Preferably, use brass mending plates as they can be adjusted and make sure there is light pressure on the back of the stretcher or strainer.

Avoid using frames with nails since nails can rust, fall out, or protrude through the canvas. It is better to ask the framer to pad the part of the frame that touches the face of the painting to provide adequate protection to the painted surface.

Last but not the least, always choose a frame that fits the dimensions of the painting perfectly.

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