Today’s been quite a long one; I put my frames together, helped Kev iron out some waves in a few frames and helped with the display of Africa work to go in the foyer.
I started with my frames, taking out the window mount and the dry mounted work to remove the glass so I could clean it. I used a commercial glass cleaner I found in the garage, it’s a glare free formula, perfect for photo frames.
After I had used the cleaner and cloths I was stumped as to where I could store them so to prevent them falling on the floor and getting dusty: I had a brain wave; use the black out blinds handle.I can say with authority, that’s never been done before.
I turned my attention to the window mount, some had tiny marks on them so I used an eraser and a scalpel to remove all discolourations that were visible at close proximity: as the viewer will be close to the prints they’ll see all the tiny imperfections.To clear the eraser dust I used a can of compressed air, it did the job nicely.
After cleaning the window mount I aligned the print to the aperture and made sure no dust was inside the frame, a challenge but I got nearly all of the dust out. I then closed the frames and used a chisel to press the tabs down firmly so the print won’t move inside.
Afterwards I attached the mirror plates and wrapped them in bubble wrap to keep them safe over the weekend. Just two jobs left, I still have to print the text to accompany the images and install them on the wall on Monday.