If the glass on your art or photograph breaks we can replace it. Here is what you need to do.
- Be careful - shards of glass are sharp and dangerous and you can easily cut yourself.
- Put some painters tape or masking tape over the cracks - this will help prevent the shards from falling out or scratching and further damaging your art.
- Carefully transport your piece to our store at 1021 Parkway Blvd- if you need help, call us when you are in the parking lot and we will help bring it inside.
Updating glass - The type of glass on your artwork is one of the most important factors for its preservation. There have been a lot of advancements in the types and quality of glass. If your art was framed before these advancements it might be time to upgrade your glass. At Athens Art and Frame we carry many different types of glass - here are a few of our favorites.
For the most precious artwork or family heirlooms, museum glass is the highest quality anti-reflective picture framing glass available in the industry. This advanced technology produces an ultra protective, nearly invisible lite of clear glass.
- Reduces reflection by over 85% (to less than 1% of total light)
- Provides the highest brightness and contrast levels available.
- Optimal clarity for true color transmission.
- Protects works of art against 98% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays
AR Water White Glass
One step down from the museum glass is the AR Water White Glass which has the same reduction in glare as the museum glass but it has only 72% protection from harmful UV rays. This is still a great choice for items that are not in any direct sun but you still want to be glare-free.
Over time, the ultraviolet rays in everyday light take a toll on artwork. Paper can become faded, discolored and brittle, causing irreversible damage that ruins the artwork. Conservation clear framing glass acts as a sunscreen for your artwork blocking most of the harmful light rays and helps protect framed pieces, keeping them fresh and attractive for years longer than regular glass.
Blocks 99% of the harmful UV light rays
Works well with all framing projects.
Provides conservation without glare protection.
Plexiglas is lighter than glass and will not break. This makes it useful for large pieces and for museum framing where broken glass could harm the artwork. Plexiglas has a softer surface that wears and scratches easily under normal conditions and attracts dust due to static electricity. Special cleaning requirements are needed.