grignonsart.com logo
Home Ordering Info Contact Us
1000's of Satisfied Customers

Brass Mending Plates For Picture Frames

FAST PICTURE FRAME REPAIRS!

Your #1 Source For Picture Frame Supplies

brass repair platesOn this web site you can purchase Brass mending plates that are used to repair damaged or broken picture frames and other craft projects. These brass plated steel plates are not pure brass. Pure brass plates are almost impossible to find any more. They are also very useful for other things such as installing canvas paintings into picture frames.

Can you bend them? The brass plates are not solid brass which is almost impossible to find.  They are brass plated steel.  These plates are strong and you might find it hard to bend them using pliers.  I placed one in a vise and bent it with a hammer into a perfect 90 degree angle with no problem.  The mending plate nor the finish did not crack.  It came out perfectly.

These brass mending plates Do Not come with screws until such time as they again become available to us.


1/2 by 2 inch Brass Repair Plates 4 PAC Price $3.69
1/2 by 2 inch Brass Repair Plates 10 PAC Price $7.29

1/2 by 3 1/2 Brass Repair Plates PAC Price $3.89
1/2 by 3 1/2 inch Brass Repair Plates 10 PAC Price $8.69
 

How To Use Brass Mending Plates

two inch brass mending plates and screwsOur brass mending plates come in two sizes.  The two inch size is not only used to repair picture frames, but also sometimes used to install a canvas painting into a picture frame. 

Click here to see a larger image of the
Two inch Brass Mending Plates

To install a canvas painting into a picture frame using the brass mending plates, you place the painting into the picture frame and lay one of the 2 inch mending plates across each corner of the picture frame diagonally.  Then screw the mending plate into the back of the picture frame.  This can only be done when the picture frame has a rappet depth the same depth as the height of the wood moulding on the canvas painting.  The most common way of installing canvas paintings into picture frames is of course the use of offset clips which are located elsewhere on this web site. 

3 1/2 inch Brass Mending PlatesThe 3 1/2 inch Brass Mending Plates have more holes in them than the 2 inch mending plates.  The 3 1/2 inch plates have four holes for screws.  Four holes hold the plate much firmer to the moulding and increase the ability of the picture frame to resist twisting.  

Click here to see a larger image of the
3 1/2 inch Brass Mending Plates

The other holes in the brass mending plate are used for small nails if needed to place the brass mending plate exactly where you want them before screwing in the screws.

2 inch brass mending plateBrass Repair Plates are most commonly used to repair damaged picture frames.  Sometimes a picture frame gets cracked or broken and the customer wants it repaired. 

Click here to see a larger image of the
2 inch Brass Mending Plates

Some of the older gold leafed picture frames are worth a lot of money for example.  Or the picture frame may have sentimental value. 

There are also other picture frames that aren't broken but are weak and just need a plate to give them a helping hand by screwing on one or two of these brass mending plates.

The 3 1/2 inch brass mending plates are longer and have holes for 4 screws.  These are make a repair that is very strong and resists coming loose. 

Click here to see a larger image of the
3 1/2 inch Brass Mending Plates used to repair picture frames

 

Thank You for visiting www.GrignonsArt.com
Sincerely, Reimond Grignon