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by Rainbow
Tue 26 May, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undermount
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Undermount

Yes, indeed, I didn't mean to imply that I used any old sheet of paper lying around :D My barrier sheet of choice is Wessex WBB1 which says the following: Calcium carbonate buffered Suitable as a barrier between artwork and backing board pH value 8.5 Manufactured to FATG Conservation Standards
by Rainbow
Tue 26 May, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undermount
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Undermount

Do you tend to always undermount, unless the customer is specifically cost cutting? Yes, always. Apart from when there’s an exception! The undermount enables me to create a sturdy sandwich, as Justintime has described. When you know the art is safely tucked up in a sandwich and there’s no risk of a...
by Rainbow
Fri 22 May, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Width of mount

All very helpful, thank you :)
by Rainbow
Thu 21 May, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Width of mount

Thank you all. This is a framing job for myself, which is proving more difficult than for customers :D The moulding is 40mm, but for some reason a mount wider than 40mm doesn't look right on this painting and nor does a narrower one. I'd normally go for around 40mm for the mount, but then that's the...
by Rainbow
Thu 21 May, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Width of mount

I know I've read somewhere (probably on here!) that it's bad practice to make the mount the same width as the frame. How big a No-no is this? If it's a rule, are there times when it can be broken without the world coming to an end?
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

^ Call me sad but that's the most interesting thing I've read about this virus :D Thank you for that!
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

One of the articles that you linked to earlier gave a much longer period than 3-4 days for the virus living on hard surfaces, so I've got to do more research before advising customers, some of whom are quite elderly.
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

Thank you all for these replies, which are super helpful :)
by Rainbow
Tue 12 May, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Sanitising mouldings etc

I'm making preparations to re-start at some point and I could do with some advice on sanitisers. What sanitisers would you use for mouldings and mountboard?


(I'm not going to let customers touch moulding/mountboard samples - I'm thinking more of sanitising products on receipt of delivery.)
by Rainbow
Sat 09 May, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Word Search
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Free Stuff

Can you do a codewords one please :giggle:
by Rainbow
Sat 09 May, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: The Queens terrible framing.
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: The Queens terrible framing.

I hadn't noticed but since you mentioned it, I had to have a look on Youtube. There's no mount either - I bet the photo's stuck to the glass!
by Rainbow
Fri 08 May, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: paying business overheads buring the covid shut down
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: paying business overheads buring the covid shut down

Smartphones were mentioned earlier and this might be the time to think about getting one, Mark, so that you can download the Covid-19 tracking app when it is released nationally. I gather its success depends on at least a 60% take-up.
by Rainbow
Tue 05 May, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2553

Re: Latest frame and some progression

My apologies for lowering the tone! :oops:
by Rainbow
Tue 05 May, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2553

Re: Latest frame and some progression

As my Mrs paints, I record and archive all the art programmes on BBC4 etc. I watch "The Joy of Painting" on Beeb 4 but I'm not sure that's the sort of art programme you have in mind! I have to watch it with the sound turned off, as I found myself wanting to scream if he talked about "happy little c...
by Rainbow
Mon 04 May, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2553

Re: Latest frame and some progression

Very impressive framing! I'm not very good at detecting the hidden meanings in art. I've bought books on understanding art but I still don't get it. So I can see that there's a face in the top left hand corner ... but what does it mean :D (Please don't say "whatever it means to you" - it means nothi...
by Rainbow
Mon 27 Apr, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Tape free art mounting
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Tape free art mounting

Secol V-mount strips are archival quality:

https://www.secol.co.uk/products/polyes ... unt_strips
by Rainbow
Sat 25 Apr, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ideas for funerals
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Ideas for funerals

^ I didn't express that very well but I can't edit it. This expresses better what I wanted to say about Keith's post: The point I was trying to make (unsuccessfully it seems) was that Keith had misinterpreted my comment on his original post as being averse to talking about death in general rather th...
by Rainbow
Sat 25 Apr, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ideas for funerals
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Ideas for funerals

It's good to hear other opinions, Chris. The point I was trying to make (unsuccessfully it seems) was not that talking about death in itself is an uncomfortable issue as Keith had misinterpreted [quote: " I realise this is not a subject all of you are comfortable with, but death remains something di...
by Rainbow
Sat 25 Apr, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ideas for funerals
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Ideas for funerals

I confess to hoping that you might appreciate the sensitivity of the subject matter instead of clodhopping on it in hobnail boots but clearly I was wrong, for which I apologise.
by Rainbow
Sat 25 Apr, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ideas for funerals
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Ideas for funerals

I think you've missed the point that your OP seemed particularly tasteless and insensitive when we'd just lost one of our members, not to mention the fact that some members here may have just lost loved ones themselves due to either the virus or other reason and would maybe appreciate a little sensi...