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Got a metal picture frame? The process of framing your picture is simple and it won't take long thanks to our step by step guide.
Our how-to video above explains the essential steps for cleaning the acrylic inside your frame. For more detailed steps please see our guide below.
Please note that this article refers to framing your picture in our custom aluminium frames. If you have a wood picture frame, please view this article instead.
If you are framing a picture and have an aluminium frame there are a few things you need to do before hanging it on your wall. Each picture should take 4 about minutes to frame.
You should check to make sure you have all the frame components. Each aluminium frame should be supplied with:
You will also need a small flat head screwdriver in order to loosen the corner brackets and release the spring clips of the frame.
Firstly, find a clean surface and gather all the items you require for fitting your picture frame. Once you have all of your items close to hand, place your artwork face down on the worktop.
Remove the spring clips by pressing the top of the clips down and sliding them out from under the edge of the frame.
Using a flat head screwdriver, unscrew the corner brackets on one side of the frame.
Remove one side of the frame and carefully slide-out all the board(s) and glazing. You only need to loosen these screws slightly, do not remove them completely.
Ordered a mount? You'll need to secure your picture to the back of the mount with tape.
Read a more detailed guide on attaching your picture to a mount
Ordered our Clarity+ Acrylic? Remove the blue protective film from both sides.
At this point it is recommended clean your glazing, Although we make every effort to minimise the amount of dust in our factory, some may still be present, This final clean will ensure there are definitely no pesky particles when the picture is in the frame.
Our frames are supplied with the hanging brackets that slip directly into the aluminium profile. These can be secured in to position by tightening the screws.
After reinserting all the frame pieces, you can turn the framed picture over to make sure you're happy with the alignment before refitting the section of moulding you removed previously and tightening the screws.
Check all the corners have no gaps and ensure they are lined up correctly (adjust their alignment as required). These corners can always be realigned by loosening the two screws located in the corner brackets.
The cord which arrives with the frame can now be threaded through the two brackets and tied securely.