Framing Acrylic Painting
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Hi,

Looking for some advice.

I just acquired a piece of Original Art that is an acrylic painting and I want to frame it but I have concerns if I did. I googled the topic and found debate on it about framing with glass or no glass. So I figured I'd come here and see what other collectors have done in this case.

Here is the painting.

Artist is Lucio Parrillo.

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I have all my acrylic paintings behind glass.  Basic reason: I feel safer cleaning glass than dusting paint.

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All of my framed paintings are under museum glass, which is UV protected and low/no glare. You can choose not to use glass on paintings on mounted canvas, but cleaning the surface of a painting is tough, and all things in the air from dust to pollen or whatever will stick to it. Glass is just a small spritz of glass cleaner and a nice rag to clean and so much easier, as well as protecting the piece from the light and fading. SO I would recommend using the glass and spend for the good glass.

My 2 cents at least.

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Have the painting matted, so it's not touching the glass directly.

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Glass for acrylic?  It's plastic.  Is it varnished?  Just keep it out of direct sun.  You'll be fine.

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Kool Beans, Thanks all for the advice. I'm go with matted and museum glass.

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