Protect Your Framed Treasures from the Art Eaters!

by | Preservation

Y ou’re not alone in your admiration of that new framed treasure or work of art…

There’s a whole litany of pests and vermin who’d love to start munching on your artwork: mice, book lice, worms, termites, various beetles and moths, flies, silverfish, and loads more that would love to move into your art and start eating!

Silverfish thrive on starch, cellulose, and paper.  Book lice (yuck), live on mold glues, cloth, and leather, and we all know what termites can do.

And if these vermin don’t do the damage by eating, they leave eggs and larvae and even their excrement and dead carcasses can cause ruin.

You might not even know about an infestation until it’s too late!

We even had one repair job from a home that had occasional bats getting in, and they urinated on the artwork that was hung down the main hallway!  (double yuck!)

 

The Alarm Signal?

Stains and holes.

You should regularly dust the frame – front and back – and give it a quick look-over.

If you see ANY holes, tears or openings in the dust cover, you’ve got a problem: it’s like a welcome sign to invaders. (See our article on dust covers).

If you see any signs of insect or critter damage, wrap and seal the frame in a heavy garbage bag and bring it in for an assessment.

An unused garbage bag, please!

 

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Jackson’s Gallery has done Custom Framing for Celebrities such as:

Pretty weird, huh?  

How'd a framing shop in Spruce Grove get involved with all these American celebrities?!

  • Rock and TV star Gene Simmons
  • ‘Ironman’ Cal Ripken Jr
  • Best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers
  • TV’s original Batman Adam West
  • NFL Superstar Emmitt Smith
  • Heavyweight Champ George Foreman
  • Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette
  • Entertainment Icon William Shatner

Karla's husband Owen Garratt is a world class artist who has done portraits for these luminaries; well, those portraits had to get framed somewhere... 😉

Pretty weird, huh?  

How'd a framing shop in Spruce Grove get involved with all these American celebrities?!

  • Rock and TV star Gene Simmons
  • ‘Ironman’ Cal Ripken Jr
  • Best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers
  • TV’s original Batman Adam West
  • NFL Superstar Emmitt Smith
  • Heavyweight Champ George Foreman
  • Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette
  • Entertainment Icon William Shatner

Karla's husband Owen Garratt is a world class artist who has done portraits for these luminaries; well, those portraits had to get framed somewhere... 😉

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Get Our Undivided Attention

Jackson's is by Appointment Only

Why?

So we can give you the distraction free attention you deserve.

We're also happy to accommodate our clients outside of "normal" business hours.

Click here to Request an Appointment, or call us at (780) 960-1215

6 Comments

  1. Jasmine Hewitt

    This reminds me to inspect our art pieces, it’s been a while and we have a lot of insects here!

    Reply
    • Karla Elder

      Don’t wait!

      Reply
  2. Tammy N.

    We had some issues with critters messing with our framed artwork in the basement. It was only a partial finish at the time so we didn’t have any good sealing to prevent them from being in the living space. I actually was told to put all my frames in black garbage bags and to put them in the attic or a closed garage. At the time it was summer and very hot. I guess this kills off the bugs if there are any eggs inside the frames. I am glad there are people who help with this kind of stuff. I will be in touch soon.

    Reply
    • Karla Elder

      Be careful!! It can get hot enough to damage your art!

      Reply
  3. Sam

    I noticed that there was some staining on one of my pictures and didn’t think anything of it. Then it started happening to all of them. I have come to find out that we have a bit of an infestation! Who knew you would be able to tell this from framed artwork on walls! What can be done to prevent this?

    Reply
    • Karla Elder

      Egad! If you’ve got critters, I’m afraid you need to talk to an exterminator…!

      Reply

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