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by In the Frame
Tue 04 Jun, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mould / Contamination on Print
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Mould / Contamination on Print

If the print was in perfect condition it would have a value of £500 to £700, as is I'm not sure of the value. My instinct is it may not clean well. I think I'll frame it and see if the glass disguises the faults and possibly recommend it is displayed in a location that won't highlight it's faults ! ...
by In the Frame
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mould / Contamination on Print
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Mould / Contamination on Print

Is it best to leave as is or attempt to at least improve the visual aspect even if it doesn't increase the value ?
by In the Frame
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mould / Contamination on Print
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Mould / Contamination on Print

Hi all, I have a limited edition print that requires cleaning ( if possible ). It has been stored in less than ideal conditions I would say and has developed a mildew or mould on some parts of the surface. It's not really obvious unless you angle the print to the light. Is there a safe way to tackle...
by In the Frame
Wed 29 May, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gold paint for wooden frame
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Gold paint for wooden frame

Thanks very much for taking the time to explain this method, it looks very interesting some great info there, I will definitely try it once I get some supplies. The gesso should work well for the surface prep. Similar to filling the pores when French Polishing.
by In the Frame
Wed 29 May, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ademco Dry Mount Press
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Ademco Dry Mount Press

I'll do the work outdoors and take precautions but thinking about it again mineral wool is safe way above the temperature range of the press I think, so hopefully that's what was used ?

With the company gone so long ago I doubt anyone can shed a definitive light on it....
by In the Frame
Tue 28 May, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gold paint for wooden frame
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Gold paint for wooden frame

I will likely try some different methods on some off cut mouldings and see which gives the most acceptable result while staying within a reasonable time frame. Thanks for the suggestions
by In the Frame
Tue 28 May, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ademco Dry Mount Press
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Ademco Dry Mount Press

I was wondering what the creaking noise was ! Thanks

Yes, it's the actual insulation material ( looks like loft insulation ) that is inside the main casing I was worried about, so it could be just a harmless mineral wool ?

Robert
by In the Frame
Tue 28 May, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ademco Dry Mount Press
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Ademco Dry Mount Press

Probably perfectly safe but as the machine is probably from the 70's or 80's I was concerned that Asbestos may have been used. Saying that surely we would have heard stories considering the amount of these out there....

Anyway if anyone else can shed some light that would be great.
by In the Frame
Mon 27 May, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gold paint for wooden frame
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Gold paint for wooden frame

Ah damn it, I was hoping for a " straight from the tin " true gilt finish :wink: I would be grateful of advice and your method of applying gilt finish, I don't mind it being a longer process.......to a certain extent ( got to get paid for the time ) The frame size is relatively small at around 25" x...
by In the Frame
Mon 27 May, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie here !
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Another Newbie here !

Hello everyone,

A newbie here and looking forward to being active on the forum. Am relatively new to picture framing but have been making mouldings for some time....

Robert
by In the Frame
Mon 27 May, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To build an online gallery or not, that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: To build an online gallery or not, that is the question

Hi, I think it is certainly a valid idea to have a strong online presence but the importance of regular updates and fresh blog posts makes it a surprisingly time consuming effort to do properly. I have seen may people in small businesses put lots of effort in to the initial building and launching of...
by In the Frame
Mon 27 May, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gold paint for wooden frame
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Gold paint for wooden frame

Hi All,

I have to finish a moulded wooden frame in Gold, can anyone recommend a good quality Gold paint and primer ?

Many Thanks
Robert
by In the Frame
Mon 27 May, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ademco Dry Mount Press
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Ademco Dry Mount Press

Hi Everyone, I am hoping someone can offer advice on an Ademco 1613 dry mount press. It has the cream and brownish paint scheme. Works fine but I need to change the mains cable as it has worn where it enters the back of the machine. Have opened the main case and it should be an easy job for my quali...