Fine Art Framing Tips

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Do you have a painting or other valuable work of fine art that you want to preserve and display to its best advantage? Selecting the right custom frame can enhance the artwork’s beauty while helping to preserve it. Choosing the right custom frame can make or break the look of fine art . Our custom framing experts in South Florida offer a simple guide to framing fine art to help you elevate it to the next level.

Guide to Framing Fine Art

Our museum-quality framing experts have years of experience helping artists, collectors and designers display beloved works of art while preserving them for generations to come. Whether you are a first-time fine art buyer or an avid collector, these tips for framing art will help elevate the art in your home or office.

Choose the Right Moulding

The right frame moulding should enhance a work of fine art without overwhelming it. Factors like the setting where the piece will be displayed, whether it needs to work with other art or objects that are already in that setting, and the style of the artwork can also influence which frame moulding you select. You should consider the colors, textures and styles of other framed works and objects that are already in the room as well as the style or period of the art.  Our fine art framing professionals in Boca Raton can provide free consultations to help you choose from our thousands of options to find the perfect frame moulding to complement your artwork.

Select the Right Mat

Mats, also known as mat boards or matting, can be used above or beneath works on paper, alone or in multiples, to help focus the eye or highlight colors within the art. The size, style, and colors of your artwork can all influence your choice of the perfect matting or mat combination. Small pieces of moulding called fillets can be used inside the main frame, underneath or between mats to help accent the art as well.

Typically, the larger the item being framed, the wider the matting, but the size of the border comes down to personal preference and the look you are trying to achieve. Our Boca Raton frame shop has a wide selection of framing materials, including acid-free mats and fillets, to bring your vision to life and preserve your valuable art.

Read more matting tips in: Custom Matting 101: Basics of Mat Selection.

Choose the Right Glazing

Whether you acquired it as an investment or simply because you love it, fine art is unique and irreplaceable, so you will want to consult with professional fine art framers to learn how to best preserve your art and display it to its best advantage. Consider the setting where your art will be hung.  If it is a sunny spot, you may want to consider non-glare glass to enhance viewing or UV-protective  glass for fine art photography or works on paper to help protect them from fading.

Contact our Custom Framing Professionals

If you want to enjoy your fine art to the utmost and preserve it for years to come, consult with our fine art framing experts to help you create the perfect custom frame for your masterpiece.

Email us, call (561) 994-4422 , or visit our team of expert art framers in Boca Raton. From initial art consulting to our custom framing to delivery and installation, we will treat your art with museum-level care.


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Updated May 2021


Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.