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Caring for a Custom-Framed Heirloom

  • Spray glass cleaner onto a soft cloth – never directly onto glass or Acrylite®.
  • Use a soft cloth to dust Acrylite surfaces and custom frame finishes. Paper towels may scratch delicate surfaces.
  • Examine back paper dust covers for small tears through which damaging insects and dust particles may enter.
  • Support picture wire on two wall hooks to distribute stress.
  • Choose proper hanging hardware, according to weight of the framed piece and composition of wall material.
  • Hang custom framed artwork away from:

    - Heat sources (fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, etc.)

    - Ultraviolet light sources (sunlight, direct fluorescent lighting)

    - Outside walls (due to changing humidity)

Acrylite® is a trademark of American® Frame.


“Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
-- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

 
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