Silver & Gold frames & corners

Marion P

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Mar 18, 2004
Maroochydore, Australia
Hi again everyone,

I have been framing a few silver and gold frames and everything goes smoothing until all the frames are together and a chip is taken out of the corner of the frame, and I haven't banged it or knocked it, maybe its chipping in the v-nailer, I don't know??

How do I prevent this from happening and how to repair? Do I use silver or gold paint? or is thier gold & silver putty??

Hope I'm clear??

There is Ammaco Gold and Silver and Gold/Silver (which they call Classic Gold).

There are several Rub & Buff creams....

And then there is the old fashioned "figure out what is doing it, and stop it.".

I'm a big fan of the last method, but a larger user of the previous... :D
Your v nailer may need an adjustment or a pad such as foam material or foam board etc. Experiment with some sample corners. Liberon is another brand of touch up materials that is good. The are gilt wax bars can touch up minor flaws then be colored further with gilt cream, which is wonderful.
I had a problem with that and this sounds like a stupid suggestion but it took me a long time to figure it out. Make sure that your v-nailer is clean and there isn't any dried glue in there.. it can really take a hunk out of a frame.
I always have to touch up a bunch of these things too and I found that first fill the dent you took out. If it is a painted frame or shiny gold the rub-n-buff is the greatest thing in the world. If it is more of a leafy finish the Liberon gilt cream works very well.. sometimes you might need to thin it with turpentine but that is the only problem with it.