How to Reframe a Professionally Framed Picture

Over time, your best pictures will appear dated. Even when you move into a modern building, they will tarnish the impression of your new house. Since these photographs are valuable to you, it is out of the question to get rid of them. Instead, have you thought about the impact of new frame designs on your old photographs? If not, reframing pictures is pre-eminent.

What is Reframing a Professionally Framed Picture?


Reframing implies altering the existing frame of a picture to give it a new look. Many reasons will make you reframe pictures. For instance, a damaged frame or a photo that doesn’t match your house décor can compel you to reframe.

Tools Needed for Picture Framing


For picture framing to be successful, the tools below are imperative:

  1. Frame clamp
  2. Gloves
  3. Mount and mounting tape
  4. Wood glue
  5. Mitre saw
  6. Set square and a ruler
  7. Mitre saw
  8. Pencil
  9. Mitre trimmer
  10. Frame molding
  11. Vee nails


A Guide to Reframe Pictures Which Are Professionally Framed


Get rid of the old frame

The first step towards reframing is separating your picture from the old frame.  The process can attract several steps depending on the type of framing. Generally, if there’s framer’s tape, pull it off and bend the picture’s framing points. If your picture is stuck into the glass, put it in a freezer for 45 minutes then pull it gently. Take note that the pictures tucked in glass will depend on the size, as not all will fit in a freezer.

Purchase the frame and mat

Buy a picture frame that meets your expectations. While doing this, don’t just concentrate on its color only. Nonetheless, let it match your residence’s décor but not the color of the wall. Further, choose a simple one. There’s quite a variety in the market, so what you’ve to do is choose the perfect one for you.

Still, remember to buy a mat. It will serve to enhance the gap between the photograph and glass. Be vigilant with the color of the mat too. If it matches the frame, visitors will concentrate on the frame rather than the print work. In addition, you will need advice from experienced experts on choosing the best sizes of frames and mats.

Mount the Picture.

Attaching the photograph to the mount requires utmost care. This is done to counter issues like creasing or bending the picture after some time. First, position your print work face down on a spotless surface to do it successfully. Get a given length of your tape and position it across the backside of the photograph. Leave half of this tape bare to connect it to the mount.

Next, pick the mount’s backing board and fix the picture to the mount. Do this carefully so that the mount doesn’t cover some parts of your photograph. Inspect how the mount is positioned on the picture

Align the mat

Afterward, get your mat and align it above the backboard.  If you’re comfortable with the mat and mount’s positioning, now press the mount firmly.

Frame the photo

This is the last step to transform your photographs. First, clean the interior of the frame. Once done insert the backboard, picture, and mat into the frame. Some fasteners come along with the frame. Use them to fix the backboard in the frame firmly. Your picture is now reframed, and you can hang it on your wall.

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