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Vacuum to remove dust in frames

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neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
Looking to add the vacuum used to get dust out of frames. I have a compressor but not sure how to search for this attachment.
I've never in 50 years used a vacuum to get dust out of the frame.
We use the compressor with an air nozzle to blast the dust out.
There is a method to doing this and you have to make sure that you have filters on the air line so you aren't blowing any oil out on the glass or the artwork.
 
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Trish

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I've never in 50 years used a vacuum to get dust out of frames.
We use the compressor with an air nozzle to blast the dust out.
There is a method to doing this and you have to make sure that you have filters on the air line so you aren't blowing any oil out on the glass or the artwork.
Ive been doing it will a brush the past 4 years but I know there are more time saving methods. Thanks for the info.
 

prospero

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I never like to blow or suck near exposed artwork. I try to avoid rapid air movements altogether. In fact
I try not to make rapid movements myself. 😄
I always cover matted artwork when not actually working at it. A soft brush will do the trick to remove
any stray detritus.
 

Greg Fremstad

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
If you tape seal the art-glass-backing while everything is dust free, you'll never have this problem. You will also prevent any new dust, rapid changes in humidity inside the frame, and stop glass cleaner from running down the glass and wetting the mats. Check out the article on the frametek web pages titled "Stop the dust pump". www.frametek.com
 
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