Let's Talk Glass July 29 2016, 0 Comments

When you go into a frame shop, glass is about the last thing that you’ll be thinking of because there are so many more exciting choices to make. Glass is actually an important decision. Don’t worry though, Pat will be able to help figure out which will make your artwork look its best.

There are two main things that you’ll have to consider: Does the sun or any florescent lights shine directly on the piece, and will the frame be placed in an area that might have glare.

Regular glass protects your art from dust, fingerprints, moisture, and other things that could ruin your artwork over time.

Conservation controlled glass protects against 90% of ultraviolet light as well as the regular dust and damage. UV light can cause colors to fade or change. If your piece is near a window or has any florescent lights shining on it, it is a good idea to have it behind this type of protectant.

If you think the piece might have reflections on it, it is a good idea to get a reflection-control glass. Even though it costs a little bit more than regular glass, you want to be able to see the piece of art to enjoy it, and not be able to comb your hair in the reflection.

Have both of these problems? Conservation Control glass does both! There are also other protectants you could use like museum glass, (which is crystal clear, uv protectant, non-reflective, and very expensive) or plexi glass (which is ideal for a child’s room because it won’t shatter if it breaks).

There are surprisingly all kinds of options, but have no fear Pat can guide you to the kind of glass that will make you art look great and not go over budget.