Step 1 – Bend the points on the back of the frame up.
Step 2 – Remove the glazing, mat, and backboard from the frame.
***** WARNING ***** The edges of the frame components can be sharp. It is recommended that you use gloves while handling them.
Step 3 – Mount the picture to the mat or backboard with acid free hinging tissue or tape. We recommend the picture be mounted at just 2 or 3 (panoramic) points along the top. The picture and the mat or backboard will not expand and contract equally through temperature and humidity changes. This may cause waves to form in the picture if it is affixed too securely to the backboard or mat.
Step 4 – Remove the protective covering from both sides of the glazing. Make sure your work area is clean and free of dust. Static may build up on the glazing causing it to attract dust and other loose debris. We leave the protective coating on during shipment to ensure the glazing arrives in perfect condition.
*****WARNING ***** The acrylic glazing is sensitive to scratching. DO NOT USE window cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds or solvents such as acetone, gasoline or lacquer thinner to clean it. Dry or gritty cloths may cause surface scratches. Soft, damp and lint free cleaning cloths such as a smooth microfiber cloth should be used with light pressure and clean water. Dry or dust with soft damp cloth or chamois.
Step 5 – Insert the glazing, mat, and backboard back into the frame.
Step 6 – Bend the points on the back of the picture frame back down against the mount board so the frame contents are held securely in place.
Step 7 – Using a Philips head screw driver, mount the strap hangers to the back of the frame. They should be located about one third of the height of the frame from the top.
Step 8 – Attach the hanging wire to the wire mounts and tie it off.
Step 9 – Attach the wall corner protectors to the two lower corners of the picture frame.