Welcome to the No Naked Walls Glass and Glazing information page. At No Naked Walls! we understand that it can be overwhelming to choose the correct type of glass for your art. We also understand the necessity of balancing clarity, conservation, and cost, and we will gladly offer suggestions on glazing for your item.

Covering your artwork with glass or acrylic protects it from dust, scratches, humidity and other environmental factors that may damage your artwork. Continue down the page for a list of the most popular picture framing glass and acrylic options with helpful info about each type. For Decorative items (home decor and short term display articles) you may wish to select Clear Glass, Reflection Control Glass, Clear Acrylic or Reflection Control Acrylic Glazing. For items that may fade or deteriorate when exposed to natural and artificial lighting, Conservation Glass provides 99% protection against damaging UV rays.

Conservation Glass comes in three basic “finishes”: Conservation Clear, Conservation Reflection Control, and for situations where you require the best protection and superior visibility, Museum Glass. Museum Glass combines the UV protection of Conservation Glass with the most optically clear formula and an Anti-Reflective coating, similar to the AR coating available on prescription eyeglasses. Ask to see a display with Museum Glass side by side with Conservation Clear today! We proudly sell Tru-Vue Conservation glass. Some of the information below is from the Tru-Vue website

Types of Glass

Clear Picture Framing Glass is lighter, thinner, and more optically clear than glass you may find at a window glass or home improvement store

  • Blocks up to 45% of UV light
  • Allows over 90% of light transmission and less than 8% light reflection
  • Can be used with any number of mats

Reflection Control Glass is specially treated on one side to reduce glare and reflections

  • Ideal for minimizing glare and reflection when conservation grade UV protection is not a concern
  • Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from artwork without significant resolution loss
  • Etched matte-like finish to minimize glare and
  • Allows 89% light transmission

Clear Acrylic is recommended for high traffic areas where the frame might get bumped and in children’s rooms for safety. Acrylic is more susceptible to scratching than glass.

  • Blocks up to 66% of UV light
  • Allows 92% of light transmission and 8% light reflection
  • Works well in any presentation hung in a controlled lighting environment
  • Use on a framing project that would benefit from lightweight and shatter-resistant acrylic

Reflection Control Acrylic has the same durability as Clear Acrylic but with the added reflection/glare reducing treatment as Reflection Control Glass

  • Blocks up to 66% of UV light
  • Allows 92% of light transmission and 8% light reflection
  • Ideal for minimizing glare and reflection when conservation grade UV protection is not a concern
  • When light weight and shatter resistant glazing is essential for protection
  • Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from artwork without significant resolution loss

Conservation Clear

  • Blocks 99% of UV light
  • Allows more than 89% light transmission
  • For protecting artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light
  • Ideal for any framing application, if reflection-free viewing is not essential
  • Use with any number of mats
  • Good for shadowboxes

Conservation Reflection Control

  • Non-Glare Matte Finish
  • Conservation Grade 99% UV Protection
  • Blocks 99% of UV light
  • Allows more than 89% light transmission
  • Minimizes glare while protecting artwork against harmful UV light rays
  • Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from artwork without significant resolution loss

Museum Glass®
Museum Glass meets ISO 18902 and passes ISO 18916
by blocking at least 97% of UV energy.

Tru-Vue Museum Glass
Tru-Vue Museum Glass
  • Anti-Reflective
  • Conservation Grade 99% UV Protection
  • For virtually invisible glazing that will enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels of all types of artwork
  • For protecting valued or irreplaceable artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light
  • Ideal for most framing applications, including shadow boxes, multiple mat or deep framing projects

ArtGlass is a new product that provides greater than 90% UV protection with no green tint or optical distortions. Although it offers 9% less protection against damaging UV rays, some customers opt for that trade off because it is slightly more economical than Museum Glass. In addition, we have found that ArtGlass is easier to clean and more resistant to scratching than other products with traditional Anti-Reflective coatings.

Glass Cleaning Tips

  • Use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the glass. Tru Vue recommends using a micro-fiber cloth.
  • Spray a small amount of ammonia-free cleaner onto the cloth. Spraying on the cloth will prevent over spray.
  • Press the cloth against the glass and clean in round, circular motions.

Acrylic Cleaning Tips from Tru Vue

  • Use an acrylic cleaner and a clean damp cleaning cloth. Apply only light pressure, rinse with clean water, or a cleaner designed specifically for acrylic, and dry by blotting with a clean, damp cloth or chamois.
  • Do not use dry or gritty cloths, they may cause surface scratches and create a static electric charge on the surface.
  • Do not use glass cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds or solvents such as acetone, gasoline, or lacquer to clean acrylic.

Phone: 727-841-6948

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5, Saturdays 10 – 3

Proudly Serving: Port Richey, New Port Richey, Trinity, Hudson, Spring Hill, Holiday,

Tarpon Springs, Odessa, Brooksville, Lutz, Elfers, & Land O’ Lakes

Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, & Hillsborough Counties

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