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The Difference Between PU Frames And Wooden Frames

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Which material of Frame will you choose for your paintings? The two main materials used in framing paintings are PU and wood. This is a manmade material used in various products like foams, toys, fabrics, belts, sandals, bags and more. Many factories have started manufacturing PU frames. These frames are used to frame nearly every medium from oil paintings to charcoal and pastel drawings.
There are three main advantages of using PU frames:
PU frames are much lighter than wooden frames.
PU frames are relatively cheaper than wooden frames.
PU frames are unaffected by insects.
The three main disadvantages of PU frames are:
They sometimes have a “cheap” look.
They break easily.
While framing, they are more sensitive and therefore harder to handle.
The second framing option is using wood.  Wood is a strong material with the ability to creates a variety of colors, designs and textures.  The wood can be covered by paper, plastic, PU and by paint. Low quality wood is usually covered by other materials whereas, high quality wood is typically only covered by a transparent varnish.
There are 3 advantages in using wooden frames:
The wood has a natural look.
It is strong and can be used for large paintings.
It is more flexible during the framing process.
The disadvantages of wooden frames are:
It is heavy.
It is more expensive than PU frames.
Wood can warp as the climate changes.
So when you choose a frame for your painting, you should consider the price, weight, design and strength. If you order your paintings from Daydaypaint.com,they will supply various of exquisite frames for you to choose and more kind advices.
Which material of Frame will you choose for your paintings? The two main materials used in framing paintings are PU and wood. This is a manmade material used in various products like foams, toys, fabrics, belts, sandals, bags and more. Many factories have started manufacturing PU frames. These frames are used to frame nearly every medium from oil paintings to charcoal and pastel drawings.
PU-Frames
There are three main advantages of using PU frames:
PU frames are much lighter than wooden frames.
PU frames are relatively cheaper than wooden frames.
PU frames are unaffected by insects.
The three main disadvantages of PU frames are:
They sometimes have a “cheap” look.
They break easily.
While framing, they are more sensitive and therefore harder to handle.
The second framing option is using wood.  Wood is a strong material with the ability to creates a variety of colors, designs and textures.  The wood can be covered by paper, plastic, PU and by paint. Low quality wood is usually covered by other materials whereas, high quality wood is typically only covered by a transparent varnish.
Wooden-Frames
There are 3 advantages in using wooden frames:
The wood has a natural look.
It is strong and can be used for large paintings.
It is more flexible during the framing process.
The disadvantages of wooden frames are:
It is heavy.
It is more expensive than PU frames.
Wood can warp as the climate changes.
So when you choose a frame for your painting, you should consider the price, weight, design and strength. If you order your paintings from Daydaypaint.com,they will supply various of exquisite frames for you to choose and more kind advices.

How to Choose the Right Frame for Paintings

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
How to choose a right frame for your painting? I believe many people have met this problem. Paintings are more than mere decorative items, we have paintings in our homes because they allow us to express ourselves and represent who we are.  Like music paintings create atmosphere and add colour to our daily lives.The frame is an integral part of the painting, used to enhance its beauty.  A frame must carefully chosen because it can affect the overall appearance in a dramatic way.
Generally, frame colours are classified into two groups, contrasted and blended. Contrasted frames are used to achieve a dynamic colour combination between the painting and the frame.  Here, the frame is playing a significant role in the overall outcome of painting.  Blended style frames use colours similar to the more prominent colours of the painting, so that the observer focuses on the painting more than the frame.
In recent years, Gallery wrap frames have become quite popular, and are often chosen over classic style.  Gallery wrapping is when the canvas is stretched and wrapped around a simple wooden frame, covering the entire frame creating a 3D appearance. The thickness of the wood changes the ‘feeling’ of the painting thus,  choosing a thick or thin frame makes a difference. Although it may sound strange, research has shown that a thicker wooden frame makes the painting look more expensive.
A classical frame is actually two separate frames. An inner frame, which the canvas will be stretched on and an outer frame for decoration. The two frames are connected by screws or pins that together form a strong structure for the painting. The stretching of a canvas is very important because if it isn’t done properly, the canvas will be loose and the painting will lose some of its effect. A gallery wrap is usually chosen by young people and it is often used for modern and post-modern paintings rather than classic style painting. There are two major benefits for using a gallery wrap, weight and cost.  A Gallery wrap is cheaper than a classical frame because it uses less materials, and is the lightest of all frame styles.  Since gallery wrapped paintings require canvas, it can only be used only for oil and acrylic paintings. Watercolour paintings, charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings are usually done on different kinds of papers.
Watercolour paintings, Charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings have to be framed with a protecting glass because these four mediums are more sensitive to sunlight, oxygen and human touch. Even though the painting is coated with a layer sealant for protection, they must be covered with glass and cared for more delicately than other mediums.
There are few companies in the market who offer custom made paintings. This unique service enables us to create our own original masterpieces by painting whatever subjects our clients would like us to paint. The process is very simple, you only need to send us a digital photo to our website.  We then, send it to an artist who will paint it according to your requirements. Once the painting is done you will get it by post (with or without a frame). This service is called “painting from photo”.  Our service enables our clients to paint their lifestyles in any way that they choose. Paintings bring colour and joy into our lives.  Sometimes we choose a portrait of our family, sometimes of our pets, sometimes of a beautiful landscape and sometimes an abstract. However, the  frame must be chosen carefully. We need to consider the overall outcome of the combination of the frame and the painting. A well framed painting allows us to enjoy it for years to come.

How to choose a right frame for your painting? I believe many people have met this problem. Paintings are more than mere decorative items, we have paintings in our homes because they allow us to express ourselves and represent who we are.  Like music paintings create atmosphere and add colour to our daily lives.The frame is an integral part of the painting, used to enhance its beauty.  A frame must carefully chosen because it can affect the overall appearance in a dramatic way. Wooden frames for sale

Generally, frame colours are classified into two groups, contrasted and blended. Contrasted frames are used to achieve a dynamic colour combination between the painting and the frame.  Here, the frame is playing a significant role in the overall outcome of painting.  Blended style frames use colours similar to the more prominent colours of the painting, so that the observer focuses on the painting more than the frame.

In recent years, Gallery wrap frames have become quite popular, and are often chosen over classic style.  Gallery wrapping is when the canvas is stretched and wrapped around a simple wooden frame, covering the entire frame creating a 3D appearance. The thickness of the wood changes the ‘feeling’ of the painting thus,  choosing a thick or thin frame makes a difference. Although it may sound strange, research has shown that a thicker wooden frame makes the painting look more expensive.  buy wooden oil painting frames online FREE SHIPPING

A classical frame is actually two separate frames. An inner frame, which the canvas will be stretched on and an outer frame for decoration. The two frames are connected by screws or pins that together form a strong structure for the painting. The stretching of a canvas is very important because if it isn’t done properly, the canvas will be loose and the painting will lose some of its effect. A gallery wrap is usually chosen by young people and it is often used for modern and post-modern paintings rather than classic style painting. There are two major benefits for using a gallery wrap, weight and cost.  A Gallery wrap is cheaper than a classical frame because it uses less materials, and is the lightest of all frame styles.  Since gallery wrapped paintings require canvas, it can only be used only for oil and acrylic paintings. Watercolour paintings, charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings are usually done on different kinds of papers.

Watercolour paintings, Charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings have to be framed with a protecting glass because these four mediums are more sensitive to sunlight, oxygen and human touch. Even though the painting is coated with a layer sealant for protection, they must be covered with glass and cared for more delicately than other mediums.

There are few companies in the market who offer custom made paintings. This unique service enables us to create our own original masterpieces by painting whatever subjects our clients would like us to paint. The process is very simple, you only need to send us a digital photo to our website.  We then, send it to an artist who will paint it according to your requirements. Once the painting is done you will get it by post (with or without a frame). This service is called “painting from photo”.  Our service enables our clients to paint their lifestyles in any way that they choose. Paintings bring colour and joy into our lives.  Sometimes we choose a portrait of our family, sometimes of our pets, sometimes of a beautiful landscape and sometimes an abstract. However, the  frame must be chosen carefully. We need to consider the overall outcome of the combination of the frame and the painting. A well framed painting allows us to enjoy it for years to come. oil painting frames sale online

How To Make Frames For Your Paintings By Yourself

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Many oil painting suppliers would prefer their customers to frame their oil paintings in their place while considering the expensive shipping cost and protection of oil paintings. As a matter of fact, customers can frame their oil painting by themselves instead of paying extra money to get professional framers do that. It is not so difficult. This article will help you in crafting an amazing frame for your painting.  Wood frames for sale

Firstly, choosing the apt frame

A. You can visit a frame store nearby and look in for a frame that would match your painting well which should fit the dimensions of your painting. Make sure that the inner dimensions of frame you search match with the dimensions of your frame.

B. Make sure the frame you choose doesn’t distract the art but matches the feel. While choosing the frame you also need to keep in mind that you do not spoilt the interior decor of your paintings. Simple, flat, black or brown frames can match any style of painting well. Metallic frames with ornate carvings can be held for traditional paintings such as portraits, landscapes and still lives.

C. Check your frame with your oil painting, see if they both blend well together.

Secondly, framing process

A. Place the frame inverted on a clean place.

B. Put the painting in through the opening from the back of the frame

C. Enclose one offset clip on each side of the frame it can be placed either at the top and bottom sides and then you need to screw the clip using size two screws.

E. Fasten a strap hanger in each side of the frame, 1/3 of the way down; using the two sizes eight screws. Do not constrict the screws all the way; allow the screws to rotate freely.

F. Slide one end of the hanging wire into one of the strap hangers and wrap the end around it for five to six times.

G. Insert the wire into the strap hanger, leaving a little bit of space. Then wrap the end following the same procedure as the first one.

H. Hang your painting on to a screw with the hanging wire.  buy wooden oil painting frames online FREE SHIPPING