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    Oil Paintings


    Oil paintings are generally framed as they are with no mounts or glass, often looking better in a heavy frame. Oils can be stretched on a wood frame prior to framing, or a more stable and long-term alternative is to stick the loose canvas onto a board to prevent the oil from working itself loose, and is not prone to dents or holes being accidentally made in the canvas.

    Alternatively, they can be simply stretched on deep box bars where the image is wrapped around the sides therefore giving a frameless effect. A current trend of today.

    We suggest that oil paintings should not be hung above sources of heat as this dries them out and could cause warp. The oil painting, once framed only then requires a coat of varnish every so often, the length of time depends on how dry it gets.