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Dec 19, 2022
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How To Care For Canvas Wall Art

How To Care For Canvas Wall Art

If you’re like most fine art collectors, caring for your canvas art is job number one. After all, your canvas wall art is not only a financial but an emotional investment as well. In this short post, we look at how you can care for your paintings so that you can enjoy them for many years.

Quick Tips For Caring For Your Fine Art

Below, you’ll find a few essential tips for canvas designs like paintings.

  • Always handle your wall designs with a pair of gloves on your hands. The oils on your skin can wreak havoc with your paintings. In addition, taking your canvas art with gloves on your hands prevents oils from getting on your canvas pieces.
  • Dust your art often. You may want to remove your fine art paintings from the wall before dusting them. Try leaning them against the wall at an angle so that the dust easily slides off the paintings.
  • Hang your display high enough to stay out of reach of pets and children. (Never underestimate how tall dogs are when they stand on their hind legs.) A heavy canvas or a framed print can end up on the floor in no time with just a few tugs.

Hanging Your Fine Art Properly Extends Its Life

Big paintings weigh a lot and can put a strain on not only the wall but also the wiring and hooks the piece requires to hang it up. If you have a selected piece of limited edition art to hang up, consider hanging it on two eye hooks instead of one. This distributes the weight more evenly.

Additionally, check the wire on your frame. Make that your paintings have heavy-duty hanging wires on them. Finally, take the time to find the stud in the wall. Hang your frame on that and not the drywall.

Find The Right Temperature For Your Fine Art

Store your wall prints and designs at the proper temperature, between 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (or 21 to 24 degrees Celsius). Also, be mindful of temperature and humidity fluctuations in the room where your art is stored. These affect the health of your finer pieces as well.

Clean Your Canvas Art Correctly

Your household cleaners don’t belong on your wall art. Instead, you can dust your displays or use a soft brush. Some collectors even go as far as adding a layer of protective glass to their fine art to create a protective shield. However, unless you’re very experienced with cleaning the canvas, you may want to send it to a professional to have your pieces cleaned.

Care For Your Fine Art Collection

If you’re like many collectors, valued paintings become as beloved as members of your own family. As such, you want to do everything in your power to preserve them. By following these tips, you ensure the longevity of your paintings and, more importantly, the enjoyment you get from them.

Find The Perfect Pieces For Your Collection

From gorgeous canvas designs to beautiful wall hangs, Thomas Kinkade Studios has something for everyone. Explore our inventory to find the ideal new piece for your collection or give someone special the gift of a delightful design. Reach out to us today to learn more about bringing fine art into your home.


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