How to repair a Bent Picture Frame

How to repair a Bent Picture Frame

A bent frame does not do much to boost that selfie you took with your pet boa — the framework itself may draw all of the attention, and not in a good way. The procedure for straightening the framework is dependent on the frame stuff. If it’s metal, you need to have the ability to straighten it at carefully a matter of minutes. If it’s wood, the procedure is easy, but can be time consuming. It’s important to remember that not all wood warping is repairable, however; in the end, you and your boa might need a new framework.

Metal Frame

Remove the financing, the picture and the glass; set them aside.

Put the frame level on the edge of a table or workbench using the bent part hanging above the finish. Cover the part of the frame that’s on the table using a piece of 3/4-inch plywood, then clamp the plywood securely to the table using C-clamps. You shouldn’t have the ability to move the framework, but don’t overtighten the flames, or you may flatten the alloy.

Bend the part of the framework which overhangs the table until it is right. If the frame has chemical bends, loosen the clamps and rearrange the framework so that you can bend it in sections. Set the frame to the table and examine it — repeat the procedure if any part of it does not sit flush to the table.

Unscrew the screws holding any bent L-brackets that protected the corners of the frame. Remove and replace the bent mounts.

Wood Frame

Remove the picture, the backing and the glass. Set the frame face down on a sheet of 3/4-inch plywood that’s slightly larger than the frame.

Roll up a sufficient amount of absorbent rags to totally cover all sides of the framework. Soak them in water and wring them out so that they’re damp, but not wet. Set them on the wood.

Clamp the framework to the plywood using eight evenly spaced C-clamps. Don’t try to clamp the frame flush — only tighten the clamps enough to hold it securely.

Verify the rags every day and moisten them if necessary. Tighten the flames daily by a small volume. Avoid overtightening them, or the wood may crack.

Stop tightening the flames once the frame is level. Remove the rags and leave the framework clamped for a week to allow it to dry out.