How To
Frame a Picture

Exciting times! You've received your new frame and now you need to get your much-loved picture, painting or artwork framed up. It won't take long thanks to this step by step guide.

Our how-to video above explains the essential steps required to measure your picture perfectly. For more detailed steps, please read our guide below.

Please note that this article refers to framing your picture in our custom wood frames. If you have an aluminium picture frame, please view this article instead.

Before You Start

Fitting your picture and attaching your hanging fixings should take about 3 minutes.

  • Check the box and make sure you've got everything you expected
  • Make sure your hands are clean before handling your picture
  • Clear a flat working area

Fitting Your Picture

Start by placing your artwork face down on the worktop.

Take Your Frame Apart

After you've checked all your parts are there, you can start framing your picture. First up you need to remove all the components from the inside of the frame.

  1. Place your frame face down
  2. Using a knife or flat-head screwdriver, gently lift the flexipoints up
  3. Carefully pull out the boards and glazing within so your frame is empty. Keep these to the side for now

Attach Your Picture to the Mount

Ordered a mount? You'll need to secure your picture to the back of the mount with tape.

  1. Place your picture face down
  2. Run a strip of tape across the top edge of your picture as shown
  3. Turn your picture back over and carefully position your mount over the picture
  4. Make sure the picture is positioned correctly, ensuring it's straight, and press firmly down to attach it in place
  5. Turn your mount and picture face down again, and smooth the tape down for a strong bond

Read a more detailed guide on attaching your picture to a mount.

Prepare the Glazing

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 no pesky particles when the picture is in the frame.

To learn more about cleaning your glazing, check out our acrylic and glass cleaning guides.

Put It Together

Once you are satisfied that the glazing is completely clear:

  1. Place your glass or acrylic back inside the frame
  2. Place your picture (& mount) inside the frame
  3. If you have ordered barrier board, place this inside the frame
  4. Place your MDF backing board back inside the frame
  5. Push the flexipoints back down to sandwich the frame components in place

After reinserting all the frame pieces, you can turn the framed picture over to make sure you're happy with the alignment.

Attach the Hanging Fixings

All our frames are suitable to hang. If you're leaning your frame on a shelf, you don't need to complete the following steps.

Pass the cord through the D-Rings and then pull tight. Cut away any excess string you may have and make sure it's fastened securely.