Choose the Right Backing Board

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Backing board has a few functions in the frame:

- To keep dust, insects and other pollutants out when sealed with tape.
- To add rigidity to the frame.
- To protect the artwork from damage.

Tip: You can order most of our backing boards as part of our Mixed Sheet Despatch service along with any mixture of mountboards and acrylic glazing - the minimum order is just 10 sheets.

Corri Cor is lightweight, rigid, and easy to cut. It has a corrugated cardboard core and is available in five grades.

Grey Board is a good budget option.

Pulp Board is lightweight, easy to cut and economical, kraft lined versions look more traditional.

Foam Board is light, rigid and easy to cut and can be a good option when trying to reduce the weight of a frame. Also useful for padding out mounts and when framing objects and textiles.

MDF is smooth on both sides, it’s easiest to cut on a panel cutter like the Keencut Excalibur but you can do it with a good quality knife and straight edge. The larger 1220 x 915mm sheet size means it’s only available in full packs, not on our Mixed Sheet Despatch service.

Correx Polyprop Board is an extruded twin-wall polypropylene sheet which is acid-free, archival quality & totally moisture proof, making it ideal for damp environments such as bathrooms. Lightweight and easy to cut.

Pair with Lineco Frame Sealing Tape - the aluminium backing helps prevent moisture penetration.