Some delicate artworks, such as paintings in watercolour, are particularly affected by ultra violet light. Colours will fade over time especially if the artwork is in direct sunlight. This problem is eliminated with the use of conservation glass which will filter out 92% of UV light.
Artwork can be further enhanced with the use of museum glass which is non-reflective as well as being UV protective to 92%. Whereas picture and conservation glass affects the colour slightly, museum glass will keep the colour true and when seen straight on this glass is invisible.
We only use high quality conservation and museum mount board. Conservation board is made from wood pulp while museum board is made of 100% cotton rag, is smoother and more durable. Both are pH neutral and acid free and will protect your artwork for the long term.
Acidic hardboard and MDF can now be replaced with a new inert, acid-free and lightweight board called ArtBak which we use in all our frames up to a certain size. We use acid-free thin plywood for large frames.