Picture Frame Repair and Restoration
At Pure Framing I can help if you have a framed picture that you love, but the frame is damaged or is looking a bit worn out and faded. I'm a Guild Certified Framer based in Carmarthenshire, providing picture framing services, including picture frame repair and restoration, throughout Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and South Wales.
To replace broken glass, or to upgrade it to a glazing that offers more protection to reduce fading and light damage.
If your mount is dirty, faded, damaged or just looking a bit tired, you can really freshen a picture up and give it a new lease of life by having the mount replaced.
If you have a mounted picture where the mount is original and you want to keep it with the picture, but are afraid that it is damaging the artwork, I can supplement the mount by cutting a museum or conservation grade mount that can sit invisibly between the original mount and the artwork to slow down any further deterioration.
Providing it is not “beyond repair” I can often touch up a frame that is scratched or bumped, or reinforce the corners to give it additional strength to extend its lifespan for you. I can’t promise to always find a solution, but if it is within my capabilities I will sort it out for you.
Chipped or Damaged Gilding
On older, gilt frames, (particularly the ones with plaster / gesso detailing) it is quite common that corners become chipped and damaged or some of the gilding is scraped off. I can re-cast missing pieces, gild them and tone them in to match the rest of the frame to give it a new lease of life.
Just to be clear, I do not offer the level of picture frame restoration work that a fully trained Professional Conservator could offer, so if your frame is of particular value or historic interest, I may recommend that you take it to be professionally restored if it is not something I feel comfortable tackling.