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Posts Tagged ‘vintage frames’

Hanging nail gives away – $25,000.00 painting ripped.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?!


This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed.

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Removing SMOKE deposits and smell from an ornate frame.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A gold leaf ornate frame came in from a home fire having a surface film of smoke residue. Using a Q-tip with simple “saliva” will nicely remove the residue.

There are two types of gold; one has an even color and is often brassy looking (will not dissolve with water) and two, is a gold finish that is very polished with over-lap lines and often shows red or brown colors through it. (will dissolve with water….and even saliva!).

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Heart Breaking Damage. Learn how to pack it or get help.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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Do You Pack/Ship Art Work and Fragile Items?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

One of the most frequent and easiest ways to have your stuff damaged: handling, storage and transport.

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A Good Way to Ruin a Frame

Monday, January 25th, 2010


Taking a bottle of gold paint may seem like a good way to fix a chipped or damaged old frame… but the gold paint doesn’t age the same way as the original finish. It doesn’t take much time for the paint to turn brown or dark green and be totally out of character. In the photo, the outside scoop and edge is darker than the inside gold edge. Once the gold paint has been on the frame awhile, then it becomes impossible to clean it off without having to refinish it completely.

Another tip… don’t throw away old frames (even if they are badly damaged) before you know if they are worth something. A potential buyer might be an art gallery that sells old art. They have their ways of repairing, refinishing, cutting down etc. I love to collect old frames too. For tips on how to care for old frames go to www.saveyourstuff.com and download the chapter on “Frames.” There are free downloads also.

Save Money – Cool Idea – Recycle Old Frames – 3 Great Tips

Monday, January 25th, 2010

I like the idea of recycling old frames, if they are decent looking. Think of it, a frame from the 20th century is from the “last century.” One of the ways to help a work of art to “look old” is to put an old frame around it. Why would you want to do that? Mostly because either the old one was lost or damaged very badly or you want a new reproduction to look old.

So, here’s the drill. Have fun scavenging around garage sales for old frames. An old frame can be bought cheap but remember the following:

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