Nothing adds more to a home than a beautiful piece of displayed artwork (e.g. a framed print, photo or painting). Unfortunately, your prized works of art can become badly damaged when they are exposed to light sources. If you do not take very specific steps to protect your artwork, you could lose it’s colors to sun damage over time.
While sunlight and indoor lighting easily damage artwork, protecting it from harmful UV rays is the secret to ensuring your art looks as stunning and as detailed as if it were new. Unfortunately, keeping your artwork hidden from view isn’t something you will want to do, and, using regular glass to cover it will not sufficiently block ultraviolet rays. What you will want to do is make sure your art is covered with UV-filtering glass. This will block up to 45 percent of harmful UV light and UV rays. The best UV filtering option is Museum Glass. Museum Glass provides 99 percent UV protection. It is the first choice of SF Framing’s professional framers. While more expensive than other glass frame options, it is crystal clear and has unique anti-reflective properties.
With Summer here, there isn’t a better time for you to make certain you are not putting your artwork in harm’s way. If you suspect you have artwork that could use UV protection, bring it to us and we will help you evaluate it for FREE. If you would like us to provide you with Museum Glass to protect your art, mention this blog and we will give you a 50% discount off Museum Glass (for any picture frame up to 36″ x 48″ in size) until the end of summer 2022 (September 22).