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by Foresty_Forest
Fri 29 Oct, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Where is it best to hang a framed oil on canvas. String attached to the stretcher or to the frame?
by Foresty_Forest
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Larger Mouldings - Is R&H the only supplier?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Larger Mouldings - Is R&H the only supplier?

I'm looking around for suppliers who stock larger mouldings? Is Rose and Hollis the only supplier that stocks larger sizes?

Thanks,
by Foresty_Forest
Mon 06 Sep, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Bulk Window Mounts Wanted?
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Bulk Window Mounts Wanted?

I'm looking to make a bulk order of window mounts, priced accordingly.
by Foresty_Forest
Mon 06 Sep, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Bulk Order: Framer Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Bulk Order: Framer Needed

Thanks for your replies and PMs. Will get back to you all asap.

I should have added that I'm in North Lincs and p&p maybe necessary.
by Foresty_Forest
Sun 05 Sep, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Bulk Order: Framer Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Bulk Order: Framer Needed

I'm looking for a framer able to make plain wood frames 100 at a time, and to price accordingly. This would be ongoing.

Please let me know if you're interested for more details.

Thanks
by Foresty_Forest
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 14454

Re: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?

Great advice thanks.

But what about touching up? If a frame gets a knock or scratch, can it be touched up with the original paint (Farrow and Ball in my case). Or will the Polyvine impede touching up?

Btw. Have bought a pot of Polyvine to try straight away...
by Foresty_Forest
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 14454

Re: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?

Not your average framer wrote:
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 8:55 am
is to add coloidial silica

Do you need much of the silica?
by Foresty_Forest
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 14454

Re: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?

David McCormack wrote:
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 9:32 am
I usually wrap the painted frame in brown paper before using any bubble wrap etc.
Do you use the waxy side of the paper in contact with the frame? No issues with the brown paper sticking (obviously)?
by Foresty_Forest
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 14454

Re: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?

Yes it's eggshell - which explains the slight tack.

Thanks for the Polyvine tip - looks very good. Do you think it'll go over the eggshell ok without beading etc?
by Foresty_Forest
Wed 18 Aug, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 14454

Coating Painted Frame For Tack Free?

Have tried painting some frames with Farrow & Ball. I'm happy with the finish and colour, but the paint can feel slightly tacky when dried. Which worries me when wrapped and sent in the post. Is there a varnish or other coating that will both protect and leave the frame tack free?

Thanks
by Foresty_Forest
Thu 15 Jul, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does A Mitre Saw Laser Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Does A Mitre Saw Laser Help?

I need a new mitre saw - does having a laser actually help? Does it enable an accurate cut?

Thanks
by Foresty_Forest
Thu 15 Jul, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Saw or Guillotine?
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Saw or Guillotine?

I need a new mitre saw, but wondering if I can buy a used guillotine for a similar price? Needs to be able to deal with 4" (100mm) width mouldings.
by Foresty_Forest
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Moulding Supplier Do You Use and Recommend?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Which Moulding Supplier Do You Use and Recommend?

The price of moulding has gone up. I currently use Rose & Hollis. I'm very happy with their product and service, but I really should scout around for cheaper prices - if there are any! Who do you use and recommend?
by Foresty_Forest
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Gesso to 'Fill' Imperfections?
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Using Gesso to 'Fill' Imperfections?

RSG came from Gold Leaf Supplies.

Thanks for the tip...
by Foresty_Forest
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Gesso to 'Fill' Imperfections?
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Using Gesso to 'Fill' Imperfections?

I'm trialling some gilding. Am soaking my first batch of size for making gesso tomorrow. Have prepared my trial frames and filled imperfections and sanded them. Can I further use the gesso to fill out any imperfections that I find?
by Foresty_Forest
Sun 30 May, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obeche Vs Pine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Obeche Vs Pine?

I build my frames from start to finish with obeche. I finish simply with paint, or sometimes acrylic paint and then briwax. I'm about to try gesso, bole and shellac, gold leaf. I'm thinking of switching to pine. It's cheaper and I guess more sustainable. Does anyone use pine moulding? What are its p...
by Foresty_Forest
Sun 23 May, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the British Museum mount their prints?
Replies: 14
Views: 4053

How does the British Museum mount their prints?

I have several Graham Sutherland etchings that I'd like to window mount and frame. I want to mount them as well as a museum. How does the British Museum mount their prints? Do they simply use acid free tape like the rest of us, and just tape the print to the mount? It seems too permanent to me for a...
by Foresty_Forest
Fri 16 Apr, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gesso over Wood Filler?
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Gesso over Wood Filler?

I'm about to attempt applying layers of gesso onto a frame for shellac and gold leaf. Can I apply gesso over Ever Build wood filler? Likewise would any spots of PVA wood glue repel gesso?
by Foresty_Forest
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY Gilding Cushion? Which Leather? Etc.?
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

DIY Gilding Cushion? Which Leather? Etc.?

I'm considering making my own gilding cushion. I've never actually seen one, is a piece of suede from Ebay all I need? Does it need any packing under the leather? Would a chamois leather work? Any other tips?

Thanks
by Foresty_Forest
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corner Clamps? Recommended?
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Corner Clamps? Recommended?

Thanks. I'm just looking at a Stanley band clamp. It's up to 4.5m, but is still too short for some of my bigger frames. Is it possible to have a 6-8m band clamp?

Edit: I just found a 7m band clamp. So yes.