Ready Made frame fitting
You won’t require any special instructions to open your ready made frame. The frames we supply come from top quality manufacturers and all their frames have innovative and obvious fittings to remove and refit the backs. Don’t forget to give the inside of the glass a clean before reassembling your frame.
Custom frame fitting
Your custom frame will arrive fully assembled. It uses flexible tabs to secure the boards and glass. All you need to do is open the back and secure your picture in place, and then reassemble.
To open your frame
To protect the face of your frame from damage, first place a soft cloth on your work surface. Place your frame face-down onto the cloth. Bend up the flexible tabs that secure the backboard in place. You may want to use a flat tool such as a screwdriver, but you should be able to do this just with your fingers. Carefully lift out the backboard and any mount.
To Fit Your Picture (with a mount)
Many people think you have to tape your picture all round the edges. You don’t! All you need to do is simply tape your picture at the top to the mount, allowing it to hang. This will prevent it from wrinkling behind the mount. Make sure it’s straight!
Give the inside of the glazing a clean. Remember that if your frame has acrylic glazing it may have a protective film that needs to be removed before reassembling.
To Fit Your Picture (without a mount)
If you haven’t ordered a mount, your picture should fit directly into the frame. Give the inside of the glazing a clean. Remember that if your frame has acrylic glazing it may have a protective film that needs to be removed before reassembling.
Reassembling Your Frame
Once any glazing has been cleaned, position the picture along with any mounts and replace the backboard. Then simply fold the flexible tabs back down to secure everything in place. Check the picture from the front to ensure everything looks okay and clean any glazing. For a professional finish, you can tape the back of the frame to conceal the tabs and seal the gap between the backboard and the frame.
Attach the Hanging Fittings
Your frame comes complete with D-rings, attaching screws and a length of framing cord. The usual place to position the D-rings is one-third of the way down from the top of the frame. Use the screws provided to attach the D-rings in the correct position. There will be enough cord to loop through both D-rings and then knot together, giving you a double-length of cord. It should be reasonably tight.
Fix the self-adhesive bumper pads to the two bottom corners of your frame to protect your wall.