13 Best Picture Framing Materials

List Updated January 2021

Bestselling Picture Framing Materials in 2021


AMS 100 Brass Plated Ridged Picture Frame 1" Turn Buttons with Brass Plated Screws Picture framing Supplies.

AMS 100 Brass Plated Ridged Picture Frame 1
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Brand new! 100 1" brass plated turn buttons
  • Includes 100 #3 3/8" Phillips flat head brass plated screws
  • Made in USA by AMS

D Ring Picture Hangers with Screws - Pro Quality d-rings - 100 Pack - Picture Hang Solutions

D Ring Picture Hangers with Screws - Pro Quality d-rings - 100 Pack - Picture Hang Solutions
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Pro Quality D-Ring Hanger will support 10 pounds. Frame back hanger for wood picture frames.
  • 1 3/16" Long x 5/8" Wide D-Ring Picture Hanger. Bulk pack includes 100 hangers
  • Framing supplies kit includes 100 #6 x 1/2" Combo Top Slotted/Phillips Screws
  • Our D-Rings have the most inside wire or ring wrapped around the strap which makes this heavy duty picture hanger stronger than others
  • D-Ring hanger with doubled over steel strap will support 10 pounds

US Art Decor Adjustable Corner Protector, Art Painting, Photos Picture Poster frames Oil  Paintings Adjustable to fit 1/2 inch through 2.125 inch Wide frames 100 Pcs

US Art Decor Adjustable Corner Protector, Art Painting, Photos Picture Poster frames Oil  Paintings Adjustable to fit 1/2 inch through 2.125 inch Wide frames 100 Pcs
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Frame Corner Protectors | Cardboard Corner Protectors | Adjustable Picture Frame Corners for Shipping, Packing or Moving Art - 40 Cardboard Corners (40)

Frame Corner Protectors | Cardboard Corner Protectors | Adjustable Picture Frame Corners for Shipping, Packing or Moving Art - 40 Cardboard Corners (40)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Frame Protectors shield the corners of your art or picture frames while shipping, packing, moving or storing your artwork. Package contains 40 cardboard corner protectors which will protect 10 frames and are reusable. Includes easy to follow folding instructions
  • Adjustable picture frame corner protectors have three depths 1/2 inch, 1 inch, and 1 1/2 inch which will fit many frames. When on the frame the frame corner protector measures 3.75 inches on the sides and 4 inches on the diagonal.
  • Each frame protector is individually cut - no tearing or separating pieces. Each cardboard corner is ready to fold - exclusive pre-cut design saves you time and aggravation. Just fold and slide on the frame to protect your art.
  • Art corner protectors have a cardboard flap on the front that folds in to hold the corner securely against the art, frame or painting.
  • Corner Protectors for shipping your framed art will prevent damage to picture frames in transit or storage. Also will protect art when transporting to art shows, galleries or festivals.

ARROW 161000 Small Saw Tooth Picture Hangers (Pack of 6)

ARROW 161000 Small Saw Tooth Picture Hangers (Pack of 6)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Picture Hanging Kit with Hooks, Nails, Sawtooth Hangers, Screw Eyes, and Wire

Picture Hanging Kit with Hooks, Nails, Sawtooth Hangers, Screw Eyes, and Wire
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • VERSATILE: This boxed set of multipurpose tools includes a variety of picture-hanging supplies. Wall fastening equipment can be secured to any wall in your office, home, or workplace. Tinkerers and home decorators love Qualihome's kit because it can handle heavy-duty projects, without losing the ease of a boxed set.
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE: This kit comes with a transparent case to store all 80 pieces of your hanging hardware, complete with dividers to keep each item separate. The convenient size of this small box is ideal for storage and transportation.
  • ESSENTIAL FOR ANY TOOLBOX: Professionals will appreciate this 80-piece set of hanging hardware. It offers sturdy hanging, using lightweight pieces that are durable, strong, and effective. Our high-quality hardware pieces include stable anchors for bulkier items, like framed paintings and mirrors.
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR DIY PROJECTS: We designed this kit with home improvement in mind, whether in your home, office, or dorm. Remodel your kid's bedroom, or customize your workplace, all with one useful kit.
  • COMPLETE SET: All you'll need to mount your favorite wall decor is Qualihome's set and a small hammer. We've compiled the proper supplies for any type of hanging project in one compact kit. Whether you're hanging a world map or a small canvass, we've got you covered.

Hillman Fastener 130251 Lg Picture Hanger Kit

Hillman Fastener 130251 Lg Picture Hanger Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 206-Piece kit includes: 28 each 18-gauge x 1/2" Escutcheon pin (steel brass-plated), 47 each 16-gauge x 1" Escutcheon pin (steel brass-plated), 40 each 16-gauge x 1-1/2" Escutcheon pin (steel brass-plated), 24 each picture hanger (10 lb

Golden State Art, Pack of 100, Adjustable Cardboard Corner Protector for Picture Frame

Golden State Art, Pack of 100, Adjustable Cardboard Corner Protector for Picture Frame
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Pack includes 100 3-way adjustable picture frame corner protectors.
  • Measure about 4" x 4" visual size and fold 3 ways to fit frames from 1/2" - 2" deep.
  • Each picture frame normally will use four corner protectors.
  • Fold-in locking tab so they won't fall off from the picture frame.
  • Assembly folding instructions included.

Logan F500-2 Dual Point Driver Elite

Logan F500-2 Dual Point Driver Elite
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Dual drive elite represents the next step in easy-to-use, efficient picture framing point driving tools
  • This improved model works with both flexible and rigid points and provides stronger downward point pressure on materials
  • The handle has a comfort rubber grip and has been redesigned to need 50 percent less grip force to drive the point
  • Includes 1 point driver, 50 flexible points, 50 rigid points and instructions
  • Uses points f53, f54, f55 and f56 refills

Command 17206-12ES CMD LG PICT Hang Strip, 12 Pairs, White, Picture

Command 17206-12ES CMD LG PICT Hang Strip, 12 Pairs, White, Picture
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • INCLUDES- 12 Pairs of Large, White Command Picture Hanging Strips (24 Strips total); 4 Pairs hold 16 lbs. Maximum frame size of 24 inches x 36 inches
  • DAMAGE-FREE DECORATING- Say goodbye to holes, marks, or sticky residue on your walls; Command Picture Hanging Strips by 3M are easy to use and help keep your walls looking beautiful
  • NO TOOLS REQUIRED- Hang picture frames, wall art, mirrors, wall clocks, signs, dry erase boards, holiday decorations, acoustic foam boards, and other home decor where you want without nails or a hammer
  • STRONG AND VERSATILE- Command Strips hold strongly on a variety of indoor surfaces including painted walls, finished wood (painted or varnished shiplap, cabinets, or doors), painted concrete cinder block, laminates, glass, tile, metal, and other smooth surfaces
  • REMOVES CLEANLY- Redecorate when inspiration strikes. These picture hangers leave no sticky adhesive behind. Perfect for your dorm, apartment, home, and office

16x20 Bright Red Picture Mats with White Core Bevel Cut for 11x14 Pictures

16x20 Bright Red Picture Mats with White Core Bevel Cut for 11x14 Pictures
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • All openings are reduced by 1/2" to overlap the picture size referenced in the listing.
  • All of our matting is bevel cut and has a white core.
  • This listing is for picture matting only
  • Made from 4 ply high quality matboard

CLEARANCE SPECIAL 18' Imported Gold Leaf Ornate Solid Wood Picture Frame Moulding

CLEARANCE SPECIAL 18' Imported Gold Leaf Ornate Solid Wood Picture Frame Moulding
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • CLEARANCE SPECIAL
  • SOLID WOOD - Ornate Gold Leaf
  • Height: 1 1/2" ----- Width: 1 7/8" ----- Rabbet Depth: 7/16
  • MSRP: 125.00
  • SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL

15x18 Cinder / Charcoal Custom Mat for Picture Frame with 11x14 opening size (Mat Only, Frame NOT Included)

15x18 Cinder / Charcoal Custom Mat for Picture Frame with 11x14 opening size (Mat Only, Frame NOT Included)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Mat is standard 4 ply material used in Custom Frame shops.
  • Made of lignin-free and pH-neutral materials. Fits into a(n) 15x18 Frame.
  • This mat will fit a 11x14 Photo. Actual opening size will be 10.75x13.75.
  • NOTE FOR ORDERS SOLD BY ArtToFrames ONLY: OPENING SIZE(s) MAY BE CHANGED BY CUSTOMER. Please include your desired opening size(s) by email, or through the contact seller link. If we do not receive a request for a custom size within 2 hours of your order it will be cut with the opening size listed above. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

3 Ways to Tell If Your Art Is Framed Using Quality Materials

After having spent 7 years working at a custom picture framing gallery, I can spot a cheap frame job from a mile away. Here are some tips on how to tell if your picture is framed with top-notch materials.

1) Matting
You want your artwork to be framed in acid-free materials. Unlike older mats or mats sold in Walmart picture frames which use a wood-based paper, acid-free mats are treated to have a neutral pH that won't burn or stain your artwork for at least the duration of your lifetime. I would hope that any professional frame shop would not sell acidic mats to their customers period, and if they did they would disclose to their customers the effects of non acid-free mats (unfortunately, I have run into at least one dishonest frame shop).

One way to tell if your mat is acid-free or not is to look at the color of the bevel cut. If the bevel cut is a crisp white, you can be assured knowing you have acid-free mats on your picture. However, if the bevel cut is a creamy or brown color you may have an acidic mat covering your art. (Note - some acid-free mats have colored bevels, but it takes a trained eye to tell whether the bevel is purposefully colored or acid-stained.)

2) Stickers and Signatures
Take your picture off the wall and check the back for signatures and stickers from the frame shop. Typically, a professional custom frame shop adds a sticker with their name and contact information at the very least. If the frame shop used UV filtering glass, they usually make note of that by adding a sticker. At the frame shop I worked at, we also added a stamp that was initialed and dated by the framer confirming the use of conservation quality materials (acid-free mats, backing, etc.).

3. Joint Corners
Check the face of the frame's corners. Are they aligned well? Is there little to no gapping? A custom framing gallery should have very high standards as far as what they let leave their shop. A frame with chipped or noticeably gapped corners should be redone and never even be shown to the customer until it is fixed.

If you're going to get your artwork framed, spend the extra money to ensure that the frame shop is using top-notch materials. If you have any doubt as to whether they use or offer conservation materials, ask them before handing over any money. And, if you are spending big bucks on having your artwork framed by professionals, make sure your frame job is as flawless as humanly possible.

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