Framing Services at Moon Gallery Picture Framing (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Washington Village

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Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for $100 worth of framing services
  • $89 for $200 worth of framing services

Conservation Framing: A Shield Against Acid and Light

Frames add elegance to any work of art, but they can also protect it from the ravages of time. Read on to learn framers' techniques for preserving images.

Paintings have been known to last for nearly 40,000 years on the walls of a cave, but most artwork in the world may not last more than a few decades above a living-room mantel. Continually exposed to environmental factors, even professionally framed pieces will degrade, fade, and potentially decay over time if not properly preserved. To mitigate this, conservation-framing techniques protect delicate works by focusing on two parts of a frame's anatomy: the mat and the glass.

In an acidic environment, the fibers in artwork gradually break down—a process that accelerates the longer it isn't treated. To shield against acid exposure, conservation mats are treated to make sure they are pH neutral or slightly alkaline. Typically, the mats also consist of cotton rag or purified wood that tests negative for the presence of lignin, a common chemical compound that produces acid over time.

Although standard glass works well to protect artwork from probing fingers and curious tongues, it still leaves paintings vulnerable to UV radiation, both from the sun and from fluorescent lighting. Available in a number of classes and price points, conservation glass filters out most—up to 98%—of UV radiation, preventing colors from fading due to photolytic degradation while still allowing for, in many cases, seamless visual clarity.

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    Washington Village

    815 Scott St

    Baltimore, Maryland 21230

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In a Nutshell

Framing services include picture framing, mirror repair, frame restoration, dry mounting, shadow-box creation, and glass replacement

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Appointments are required and subject to availability. Not valid for previously placed orders. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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