Today we're going to learn a very important skill that every picture frame expert needs to know. We're going to learn how to replace broken picture glass.
Picture glass can be broken fairly easily--especially if you have kids around the house! With glass picture frames, the entire frame is made out of glass. If it's broken, your only option is to get a new frame. This is one of the downsides to glass frames. For wooden frames, on the other hand, you can easily replace the glass, and in most cases, the photo or painting won't even be damaged!
The first step is to remove the broken glass. Be extra careful when you do this. Broken glass is very sharp, and it is easy to get hurt. Once you've removed all the glass from the frame, be sure to sweep up any glass that fell when you were cleaning. Next, dispose of the glass. After the glass is disposed, it's time to put the replacement in.
Replacement picture glass can be purchased online, or at any DIY home arts and crafts store. Be sure to measure your picture frame before you buy the glass, or else you might end up getting the wrong size. Once you buy the replacement, simply fit it into the notches on your wooden picture frame.
And there you have it! Replacing broken picture glass is very easy. To prevent picture glass from breaking in the first place, here's a few helpful hints.
1. Don't hang picture frames unless they are secured. Many people hang picture frames on small nails. Because of this, a broken picture frame is inevitable. Make sure your frames are stable and have multiple contact points if you're going to be hanging them up.
2. Don't put leaning picture frames on small tables. Often, picture frames are accidentally knocked over. If the frame is on a small table, it can fall and break.
Good luck with your framing!