Framed pictures with no glass

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is there something you can spray a framed picture to make it shine like glass and keep it clean?
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  • Louis Lieberman Louis Lieberman on Dec 25, 2013
    I have a suggestion for u- there is a certain kind of matte glass that when placed over a picture in a frame -it looks as if there isn't any glass.
    • Yvette Gerace Yvette Gerace on Dec 25, 2013
      @Louis Lieberman I worked in a photography studio for many years. I think you mean what we commonly referred to as Non glare glass. You can hardly tell it's there.
  • Deborah Durham Deborah Durham on Dec 25, 2013
    Have you tried Plastic wrap or clear vinyl ?
    • Yvette Gerace Yvette Gerace on Dec 25, 2013
      @Deborah Durham Never never never use these on or over your photographs. Over time it will destroy the photo's emulsion.
  • Chabela Chabela on Dec 25, 2013
    I might use varnish, the realy shiny one.. I've done it . But if the picture is too valuable try to use glass.
  • Steve Jennings Steve Jennings on Dec 26, 2013
    If your "picture" is a photo, I think would have a piece of glass cut to fit the frame, and use a mat to keep the glass from contacting the photo. If the "picture" is not valuable and not a photo, there are a number of things to use... depending on what kind of picture it is. Is it printed on canvas? Is it printed on paper? is it a drawing or a painting? If it's a print, what kind of a print? Was it printed on paper from your home printer? Laser or ink-jet? what kind of paper, coated or non-coated?
  • KathrynElizabeth Etier KathrynElizabeth Etier on Dec 27, 2013
    How about acrylic sheets--the kind you peel the paper off of both sides.
  • Marlena Marlena on Dec 31, 2013
    I like Steve's suggestion. If it is a photo that you value you need to have it professionally framed... meaning you need to add a mat and glass. The mat helps prevent the photo from sticking to the glass and the glass helps prevent dust and other floating debris from collecting onto your photo. As an exhibiting artist the only thing that I don't put under glass are paintings on canvas. On a painting on canvas would have the varnish to protect it. Good Luck!
  • Karon Nelson Roberts Karon Nelson Roberts on Dec 31, 2013
    Go to the Dollar Tree and buy a frame--take the glass out and put in other frame.
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