Okay. The picture above is a slight exaggeration but we thought
it was funny.
Routine repairs to picture frames
that have fallen from the wall, been neglected in a storage unit,
or been broken in a move is part of what a real custom picture
frame shop does. Over the course of a year, The Frame Shop repairs
hundreds and hundreds of broken pieces.
When you bring us your piece, we
understand your frustration and know you just want it fixed so it
can go back onto the wall. We will evaluate what repairs we are
able to do -- things like fixing broken corners and touching up
the moulding -- and help you decide about the type of replacement
glass you need and if you'd like to remove old, damaged or acidic
mats and backings and replace them with conservative quality
Many times we are able to revive your artwork
and make it look pretty darn good. If we foresee
problems, we'll let you know.
Also very important, you'll know the exact
cost before we begin working and that price WILL NOT
Not all frames are created equal,
however. Sometimes metal mouldings can't be repaired because they
can't be bent back into shape. Polycore (plastic) or pulp
(paper-finish) type frames can sometimes be repaired but sometimes
not. (Often the customer doesn't know that he or she has a plastic
or pulp frame since hiding that fact is often in the seller's best
Frames that are
REAL WOOD (vintage, antique or frames that come from
reputable, independently-owned frame shops) usually come out
best when in need of repair.
Don't worry about removing the broken glass!
To keep broken glass out of your car, consider enclosing your
piece in a plastic bag or other materials before bringing it to
We will take your piece apart and
clean everything, make all necessary internal repairs, re-join
broken corners on your frame and do touch-ups, cut new glass, then
put it all back together using whatever hardware the job calls
When you pick it up, it'll be
clean, professionally put together, and ready to re-hang on your
Repairing frames really isn't that
dangerous... we do it all the time. And we haven't
recorded a life-threatening injury in almost two weeks now! Ha ha!
Come see us today! You're going to like what