A lovely water colour, painted in 1982 and presented for reframing because of discolouration on the mount, likely to be the ubiquitous “thunderbug”. Traditional frosted anti reflective glass had been used, offering no protection from harmful UV rays and dulling the colours.
We dismantled the artwork package, and re-framed the watercolor to a Conservation Standard. With a new frame and specialist anti reflective glass giving 98% UV protection, what a new lease of life it got.
And, to prevent the beasties getting in again we used a special sealing tape around the glass and undermount to create a sealed package.
If you live in an area where thunderbugs are a curse, do let us know.
If your frames need a spruce up, what are you waiting for!