Step 3: Trim the mats to size

woman trims photo mat to size
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Slice off equal parts from the sides, top, and bottom so that they’ll be centered behind each pane. I used a paper cutter, but a utility knife will also do the trick.
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    Tools List

    • chisel-tip paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      (or rag) for sealing the finish
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Ruler
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
      or paper cutter
    • wirestripper
      Pliers

    Shopping List

    Polyurethane to seal painted sashes

    Beeswax to coat bare-wood sashes

    Window cleaner

    Photo mats precut to fit the photo sizes2-inch paper tape for framing

    2 eye hooks

    Picture wire