Filling corner cracks

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Filling corner cracks

Post by J T Framing » Sun 08 Feb, 2015 6:20 pm

We are new to picture framing. Please can anyone recommend what is best to use for filling cracks due to poor mitred joints?

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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by prospero » Mon 09 Feb, 2015 2:58 am

Hi and Welcome to the Forum. :D

It depends on the size of the gap really. There are a few coloured wax preparations such as Liberon Gilt Cream (comes in lots of colours - not just metallics) which work fine on hairline gaps. These fillers never set hard, so for bigger gaps it's best to fill with something like polyfilla and then use the gilt cream on top. Acrylic paints are also useful for brighter non-woody colours.
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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by iantheframer » Mon 09 Feb, 2015 2:41 pm

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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by J T Framing » Tue 17 Feb, 2015 9:18 am

Thanks for that.
What paint do you recommend for painting bare wood mouldings?

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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by Graysalchemy » Tue 17 Feb, 2015 9:51 am

Depends what you want to do with it. If you want just a flat colour you will need to prepare it with 'ripple' paint about 3 coats sanded between each and then 2-3 coats of your final colour. I use a range of decorators sample puts dulux craig and rose and also farrow and ball. You can also use this as a base to add washes over the top to increase the depth of the colour or to guild over.

If you are wanting a more simple colour wash allowing the grain to come through then just emulsion paint will suffice.

If you are using matt paints then it is also advisable to give it a little wax over the top as well to give some protection in the home.

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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by J T Framing » Wed 18 Feb, 2015 10:00 am

Thanks for that.
When framing artwork on paper or photos, should we always put acid free board or paper behind it to protect it?

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Re: Filling corner cracks

Post by Roboframer » Wed 18 Feb, 2015 10:21 am

This bit is just for saying "Hello" really - you've done that. Hello and welcome to the forum.

Would be best to start a new topic in 'Help'

But anyway - it depends on your own default standards and/or what is required by the customer but normally an 'undermount' is used and these days 'acid free' mount board is no big deal.

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