Beautiful canvas hanging on the wall. Check!
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Fully understands how to keep artwork looking its best. Uh oh…
No need to worry, we got you covered! Just like most things in your home or office, your canvas wall art will sometimes need a little maintenance. Here are a few inside secrets to keeping your artwork looking amazing.
Fine Art Giclee Prints
Cleaning: Please DO NOT wash printed surfaces with water or solvents. For cleaning your giclee prints we recommend using a clean, dry, soft lint-free cloth to gently wipe off dust and/or dirt. Avoid cleaning with a dirty cloth. It is acceptable to gently wipe the printed surface with a soft cloth that has been dampened with water. It is recommended to do this only when absolutely necessary. Do not rub forcefully and always make sure to support the canvas by placing your other hand behind the area of the canvas that you are cleaning.
Lighting: It is highly recommended that you DO NOT keep your giclee prints in direct sunlight. When you have less light it means less fading from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Storage: When your prints are not hanging please do not put in spaces that aren’t temperature controlled like unfinished basements, attics, or garages. Store all prints in an environment controlled for both humidity and temperature. The best environmental conditions are 70 degrees and 55% humidity. When there is high humidity it can cause yellowing. Keep all giclee prints away from solvent-based materials such as oil paints and linseed oil, as the vapors can cause yellowing. Avoid at all cost any tape coming in contact with your print as it can cause it to peel. Also, avoid storing heavily embellished prints in plastic bags. Make sure to store all pieces upright and not stacked with any additional weight on top of them with archival paper dividers.
Always wash your hands prior to handling an oil painting as fluid from your hands can damage the surface. Before you hang your oil painting, coat the surface with a layer of varnish to preserve it.
Cleaning: Be sure to use soft brushes, moist cotton wool or soft micro fiber cloths when cleaning. Lay the painting on a soft flat surface. Look for cracked or flaking paint. If paint is flaking then cleaning may not be a good idea without causing damage to the painting. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the surface dust.
Lighting: It is highly recommended that you DO NOT keep your oil painting in direct sunlight. Hang paintings away from direct sunlight, bright overhead lights, and fireplaces.
Storage: When your oil paintings are not hanging please do not put in spaces that aren’t temperature controlled like unfinished basements, attics, or garages. Store all prints in an environment controlled for both humidity and temperature. The best environmental conditions are 70 degrees and 55% humidity.