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Picture Cord

Post by prospero » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 3:19 pm

Just reframing some nice drawings for a customer (the black Hogarth has to go..... :? ). They are to hang from a picture rail and had the usual white polyester cord on. Been hanging that way for a while and it has to be said, the white cord looked a bit manky with 30 years of dust on it. I am loathed to replace it with new white cord as, to my eye, new cord looks too white. So I suggested using the nice brown stuff that Lion sell. The lady was quite keen on the idea and has taken a bit away to try on the wall. But wouldn't it be nice if you could get a sort of off-white/ivory cord similar in colour to the old cotton cord of yesteryear, but with the strength/longevity of poly cord.

Or am I asking too much? :roll:
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Re: Picture Cord

Post by StevenG » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 3:28 pm

nope, I don't think you're asking too much all, in fact I like what you're asking :) Needless to say though, the powers that be may not feel the same

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by Roboframer » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 4:02 pm

You could just pull it through a rag with some staining wax on it, like Liberon antique pine.

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by IFGL » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 4:05 pm

I did dip some in some weak tea, looked quiet nice.

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by Roboframer » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 4:08 pm

Nice (PG) tip!

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by prospero » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 4:36 pm

I'll drink to that. :coffee:
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Re: Picture Cord

Post by silvercleave » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 5:43 pm

Just done a job, large oil oil but not too valuable, hung it from picture rail with brass chain, customer thought it was good, very large Victorian house so very high ceilings.

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by IFGL » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 6:12 pm

Oddly enough PG tips is my tea of choice.

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by misterdiy » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 9:20 pm

We had a customer who asked us not to put the cord on the back (but wanted the fixings) as he was hanging them from the picture rail.

I asked him what he used and he says fishing line as it is ridiculously strong and virtually invisible. He paints the hooks to match the picture rail as well.

Cunning these bankers. :wink:

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Re: Picture Cord

Post by Jonny2morsos » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 8:33 pm

Fishing line deteriorates in light and goes brittle. That is why fishing tackle shops sell so much of the stuff because it is regularly replaced.

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