Framing FAQ

Do you have framing solutions for unusual objects?

Yes, we love to frame objects that are unusual. They can be framed in a lot of different ways. Most commonly used are box frames to achieve a three-dimensional effect.

How much will it cost to frame my artwork?

This is a commonly asked question. As every artwork is different and each frame, mat and glass combination is different, we encourage clients to come into our showroom for an obligation-free quote.

Can you pick up and deliver?

Yes, for a small additional charge we can pick up and deliver.

Can you install my artwork?

Yes, our expert team can come to you, help advise you with any decisions that need to be made and install artwork and mirrors.

Are there different glass options to choose from?

Yes, glass ranges from clear float in varying thicknesses to non-reflective glass, UV70 (invisible glass), to conservation and museum glass. We can also use acrylic/Perspex if an object requires it.

Why use matboards?

The most obvious answer is that this border enhances the look of the artwork, creating space for it to “breathe” before the wall begins. Another benefit of matboards is that it simply keeps the glass off the face of your artwork, protecting it from adhering to the glass.

Are there different matboard options?

There are a lot of matboard options, including budget or commercial mats, buffered, acid-free mats, rag mats and museum-quality mats. These mats come in a myriad of colours and styles, from flat colours, mottled and speckled, suede and linen, with many more in between!

How do I hang my canvas or fabric without a visible frame?

Bring in you canvas and material and allow us to cut and join a customised stretcher frame for your item, then stretch/staple your object to it. After this is complete, we are able to attach a hanging system to the back, ready for you to place on a hook at home.

Can you frame large artworks?

We can frame extremely large artworks and mirrors because we have a large onsite workshop with experienced framers.

Can you frame large quantities?

Yes, with our onsite workshop and experienced framers, we can keep control of budget and timeframe that work needs to be completed by.

Can you organise for damaged or old artwork to be repaired or conserved?

We do basic artwork cleaning here but we also work with a very experienced local conservator who is generally able to clean, conserve and repair most artwork.

How long does it take to frame something?

The timeframe depends on the complexity of job. Most artwork take between one and two weeks to complete, but if something is needed quicker than this, please just ask at the beginning of your consultation and we will do our best to accommodate.

Do you have ready-made frames?

We have a large range of ready-made frames and can cut matboards to allow your artwork to fit these standard sizes.

Where is your framing work done?

Our framing is all done on site at Mona Vale. Occasionally we get speciality mounters offsite to help us with over-size jobs.