What to do if the glass frame is stock to your pictures?
If you’ve ever put a photo in a frame, then you understand how that can leave you in a sticky situation. Over time, moisture from the air can creep in between the frame and the picture, fusing the chemicals and ink of the photo to the glass in the frame. This often results in ripped or damaged photos when the picture is attempted to be removed.
We’ve seen it happen dozens of times and have helped customers restore their badly damaged photos. However, this entire scenario can easily be prevented with a little foresight.
[Update 2-24-20] From Anne Wilbur at Family Tree Magazine: “3 Tips for Saving Photos Stuck to Glass.”
- Scan the photo
- Hire a photographic conservator
- Follow best archival practices with the newly-restored photo
So, before you start that big framing project consider a few of our tips to help you keep photos from sticking to glass: