High humidity environment & proper framing


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Jun 13, 2002
Fingerlakes Region of NYS
I have a project that I am quoting on for a customer. Pieces have been in a humid environment for a short period of time. There appears to be some mold on the outside of the glass of one piece in particular.

The environment they will be in will not be totally climate controlled, with approx. 65% humidity.

Since there could already be some damage from the moisture, what is the best way to proceed with project.

I am planning on a sealed package within a wood moulding as opposed to a metal moulding - but is there a preference - customer is open to either..

I really want to do this work but also want the artwork to be handled correctly. What other guidelines do I need consider?

Also, did I mention the customer doesn't want to spend alot on this!? There are 10 pieces...


Plastic moulding comes to mind. Acrylic instead of glass would help, and maybe polyflute instead of foamboard. Other than that, there is not a lot you can do for the 'I don't want to spend a lot on this!?' customer.

Did you fish for a budget to get an idea of the project for all 10?

I'm sure that some of the framers in Florida can shed some light on this.
65% ain't bad Roz. Florida is only that during the dry season. Maybe Zeolite packets thrown in the back of the package.....

Other than that, I can't see any reason for heroic measures.... If they are talking budget framing, then I would it's budget art for a budget house?? (Thank you Walt)
Thanks Jerry and Baer...

Baer - I don't think it is a budget house... this is going to be in the Carriage House! But - he is aware that it is going to put the artwork in harm's way... He said he would take responsibility. I should say so!