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Photographs and works on paper have the widest range of framing options as they can be floated, top matted and in the case of contemporary photography, mounted and shadowboxed. Using a wide variety of frame finishes and woods allows us to help our clients find a complimentary profile that suits both the art and the location of the finished framing. Types of different finishes include:

Natural
Leaving the wood in its natural format showcases the diversity of grain patterns and colours available from the various woods we use. All our frames are splined in the corners for added strength but the craftsmanship is most noticeable on natural frames. These profiles are simply sanded and sealed with a satin clear coat.

Stain
Hand applied to many different hardwoods, stains are rubbed into the wood to gently change the natural colour. Once the stain has been applied they are then sealed with a satin clear coat.

Tint
Mostly applied to maple due to its light, natural colour, tints are essentially stains that are applied by airbrush and then sealed with a satin clear coat to give a more uniform appearance than a traditional stain.

Lacquer
The only opaque finish for custom frames, Lacquers eliminate the wood grain completely and leave a flat, smooth surface. To achieve this finish, the frames are face splined in the corners to eliminate the seams. The wood is then sanded, primed with a base colour, filled, sanded again, sprayed and then sealed with a clear coat. Superframe’s lacquered profiles are completely seamless and can be matched to most colours for an additional fee.

There are a number of glazing options available including glass and acrylic with UV filtering and low reflection options.