- Humidity is a great factor when in comes to your paintings condition.
- Do not place your artworks where there is direct sunlight. It will cause acrylic and oil paintings to dry and crack.
- Always keep your painting away from damp walls, molds are one of the hardest to remove and will damage the art work especially those which are painted on paper.
- Lights enhance artwork’s aesthetic quality, but do not place the lights near or directly over the artwork. Some lights produce small amount of fumes and dust that may change the painting’s color.
- Before you attempt to clean a painting consider the sentimental and financial value of the painting. If the work has been appraised at a high value, it is better to leave intensive cleaning to the experts. The most you should do is a regular, gentle dusting to remove surface dirts and cobwebs. Ask a gallery owner, museum curator or antique shop proprietor for recommendations of professional cleaners.
- When cleaning dust on artworks tap the painting along its edges to shake away any surface dirt or dust. Use a very soft paintbrush or a baby toothbrush to brush away dust that has attached itself to the painting’s surface. Do not attempt to brush sticky sections of the painting.
- It is a good idea to examine the color of the varnish in your painting once in a while. Some paintings that turn yellowish over time can be left alone to bring out the value of an old classic piece. This is often called the master’s glow. But if you prefer your artworks too look new to match your modern household, it is good to find a varnish remover that matches your painting and re-varnish it again.
- Art Circle Gallery provides professional fine art restoration services for all painting medium to conserve artworks using only the highest quality materials and time-tested experience. Conserving your art pieces is a top priority for us giving only the best of service to clients.