WHY DO WE PUT GLASS ON FRAMED WORKS OF ART?

Paper is made from fibers that stick together because of the starch inherent in the fibers. Dust can easily imbed itself in between those fibers. When that happens, the starch breaks down and the paper eventually breaks apart. Glass acts as a dust barrier protecting the surface of the paper from the dust that’s in the air. That’s why we need to put glass over paper borne art.

Related posts

Why Frame?

You might as well ask why we get dressed. Framing dresses up your artwork and it helps set it off from your wall. When you simply hang a painting up unframed, you, obviously, get to see the painting on your wall. The lines defining your painting, unframed, on your...

Read More

The Atelier

Atelier Daniel uses a large variety of materials and creative methods for preservation framing and design, providing, you, the client with beautiful and unique custom framing design, high quality finishing and great custom framing service in Montreal. Whatever your framing needs: artwork; photographs; memorabilia; needlepoint and shadow...

Read More