The mats around pictures in frames can bulge and pucker in humid weather, especially if the mat is fitted tightly inside the frame. To prevent this, cut the mat a little bit smaller all around than the inside of the frame. Make sure the mat is still big enough to stay inside the frame; if cut too small, the edges of the mat will show from the outside, or the whole mat can even fall out. If the mat is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch smaller than the frame all around, depending on the width of the frame, the mat will have room to expand.
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