Picture Hanging

Hanging a traditional picture frame from a wire or a modern acrylic wall mount from a metal bracket requires a similar methodology.

Firstly the correct wall plugs will need to be chosen, Masonry or Plaster/Gyprock. Picture hanging nails and hooks can be used, but we recommend only using them on frames less than one kilogram in weight.

Secondly, the weight and size of the frame will have to be assessed to determine the required amount of wall plugs and screws.

One for smaller frames up to 60cm in width and 5kg or less in weight.

Two for anything more significant up to 200cm and 20kg or less. ( these two screws and wall plugs should be horizontal and in the centre half of the frame).

For larger and heavier frames and mirrors, we recommend seeking professional advice.

How to Protect Your Fine Art Photography

Photographs can be easily damaged, so taking precautionary measures is the best defence in protecting their value. Several everyday situations can potentially cause damage to photos.  Avoiding these situations is much easier than trying to correct damage once it has occurred:

Light-Never hang or exhibit photographs in direct sunlight.

Also, try to avoid strong indirect daylight. It is a good idea to change prints frequently if they hang in strong light situations. Ultraviolet light should be avoided.

Many fluorescent lamps give off ultraviolet light and should be avoided unless daylight balanced. Normal household light bulbs usually do not present a problem for photography.

Heat and Humidity

Try to avoid extremes of heat and humidity as this will speed up any chemical process.

When storing photographs, keep them out of damp basements and hot attics. It is best to keep them at constant temperature humidity; museums try to keep the temperature around 8 degrees Celsius and relative humidity of 40%.

If the humidity is too high, be on the lookout for Foxing, a type of mould growth. If you live in the tropics, the best advice is to contact a local museum and ask for information on taking care of your artworks. 

Ensuring your artwork is framed correctly and covered with glass is the easiest way to protect artwork from air pollutants.


If your art hasn’t been framed by us, make sure you take your images to a framer who is experienced in handling photographs and understands good archival framing.  

Stress the importance of proper handling and make sure they know the value of your artwork so they will take extra care in the framing process.

Moving Artworks

If you are involved in a major relocation, make sure that your artwork is protected from the elements as well as uneducated movers.

Look out for weather problems, wrap your artworks in plastic to prevent water damage and to protect frames use some cushiony material like towels or blankets.

Frame corner protectors are also available or you could completely wrap the artworks using cardboard and tape.


The glass stops a build-up of dust from getting to the artwork.

A  soft cloth should be used regularly to wipe off any build-up of dirt that may have gathered over time. Never use a cleaning agent directly on the surface of a canvas or acrylic print as it may be harmful. It can also leave an unwanted residue on the surface. We recommend a microfibre cloth and isopropyl alcohol for cleaning your acrylics and glass frames. A warm damp cloth with a drop of detergent for your canvas prints.

Art Installation

Not only do we produce custom frames, as well as acrylic prints, but we also install finished artworks.

A specialist in picture frame hanging, Perrin Clarke has been installing finished artwork in the area for the past two decades.

Highly skilled with a professional qualification, at the same time, affordable.

Firstly, we quote bespoke frame production; we take the utmost care and discretion. Our passion for quality and customer service delivers personal art advise and service, hand in hand with exacting standards in technical performance.

We install artworks for Private homes, Art Collectors and complete large installation scale projects.

Thirty years experience installing in private homes, galleries and resorts.

Large scale projects for Interior Designers, Architects and businesses are welcome.

Port Douglas Picture framing brings unique and bespoke techniques and our meticulous precision is second to none.

We provide full service from measuring your space for your artwork, printing production, framing together with installation.

Perrin Clarke Photography offers a vast range of stock images from his Macrossan street gallery.

Port Douglas Picture Framings Craiglie studio has a local art print showroom collection.

We offer bespoke mirror framing, including affordable installation directly into your home or business.

Mirrors can make a huge spacial difference to the environment as well as adding extra light without a continuous power bill.

Our in-house Mirror installation is a speciality; mirrors can be large and heavy and require extra care. It will sometimes require specific placement, as well as spacing around it. Often bathroom mirrors need water-resistant backing. Wires or d-hooks need speciality installation.


Clear vision and creativity are needed when planning placement and installation. Working with our clients to get the best feeling from the display is part of the process. Placement advice is a skill, something that is nurtured over time from years of experience in this specialised industry.

Placement & installation can baffle most; our picture hanging team is trained to the highest standards in our bespoke and specialised art installation methods. Drawing from best practice installation techniques. A variety of situations and the confidence required to achieve the planned outcome the first time is something that sets us apart.

Furniture, photos, paintings and picture frames are things that most of us collect over many years and often have very different identities. Though challenging; the process of making this work reaps the rewards.

We will make sure your art is hung at the right hight and securely fixed to the wall.

Delivery details

Perrin; can deliver artworks up to 2 meters in length. We charge $80p/h but can guarantee quality and speed of service.

Call Ronnie for Port Douglas Removalists 0457 988 555, our trusted, more significant size artwork mover.

Need a hand in artwork placement and artwork design, looking for professional advise Call for a quote

Our collective knowledge is many years of professional service in the industry.