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WALL ART FAQ

J. Patterson Design

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Below FAQ are some common concerns, if you have other questions, please just send it to info@jpattersondesign.com
The construction of the metal wall art should hold up fine in the elements, and only the finish will change as it takes on a more weathered look over a period of time. In fact, many people prefer the more weathered finish. Please be aware that in time, if metal wall art is exposed to elements, it can begin to show some rust.
This is not a problem if you have the right hanging hardware and a hammer. The best hanging hardware for most walls is the J-hook. It is designed to keep the nail that goes into the wall at a sharp angle, so that even in drywall, it will stay in place. It is important that the J-hook be properly weighted for the item you want to hang. On all large framed art, we include the proper J-hook and nails to make sure you have exactly the hardware you need for hanging each piece. Note that Uttermost small and medium sized framed art comes prewired for easy hanging. If your framed art is not prewired, it is too large to be hung by wire. Please use your J-hook hardware to support and hang this item properly.
The most common way to hang is to hold the mirror or picture against the wall where you want it to be, have someone else step back and level the item from sight, and then mark the wall with a pencil where the hangers should be. A level can be used to make sure the item is perfectly straight before the wall is marked. On the largest mirrors, we provide a self-leveling adjustable J-hook. With this hardware, even if the item is slightly uneven, the hangers can be adjusted without moving the nails from the wall. In most cases, your art piece will come prewired to make hanging easier. We are able to provide this wiring on art and not on mirrors because art pieces usually weigh less than mirrors. Never wire the item yourself if it doesn’t come prewired.
For cleaning or dusting, only use a clean dry cloth. We do not recommend any cleaning solution be used on the frame or artwork.
Mostly the price. With today’s technology, a solid core polyurethane frame feels and looks like wood. It lasts just as long as wood and absorbs a finish just like wood. Most of our frames are wood except for the more ornate frames which would have to be hand carved if crafted in wood. On these ornate frames, we use the latest technology in making our polyurethane frames as well as the richest hand finishes possible. The other type of frame construction we use frequently is metal, either wrought iron or hand forged steel.
There are many obvious reasons, but one less obvious reason is the frame finish. Frames can be finished very inexpensively with sprays, paper-wraps, and foil-wraps, but the more attractive finishes have numerous steps including hand-laid metal leaf and hand-antiquing. This gives a richer, deeper metallic finish like the Old World finishes of the past.
Uttermost paintings are painted one at a time by skilled artists and no two paintings are exactly alike.
No. Good quality frame finishes are sealed with multiple coats of sealer or lacquer to withstand normal usage in a bathroom. All frames are suitable for this type of use.
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