An original oil or acrylic painting on canvas is always an impressive sight. The texture and depth are unique to the art form. Prints of oil paintings are never as impressive. For that reason you need a picture frame that is just as impressive as your original art, to show it off to its full potential.

Mounting your painting

There are several different ways to mount an original painting for framing. But only one option is reversible and won’t actively damage the artwork: stretching. In very few scenarios would a picture framer recommend gluing a painting on canvas down. Glue is a permanent solution, and acids in the glues and MDF backing boards will damage the artwork. Canvas stretching is a reversible process, and if stretched by a professional picture framer, your painting on canvas will be tight for decades. Frames Now’s picture framers have perfected the stretching process and will guarantee a canvas stretch for life.

But canvas stretching alone isn’t enough to give your original painting the WOW-factor it deserves. Leaving a raw, stretched canvas on the wall often looks unfinished. A picture frame is required to give it the impressive look you’re after.

Every painting is different. Bring yours into your nearest Frames Now store today for advice on the best look for it.

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