How To Care For Your Original Acrylic Paintings

  1. Taking care of your stretched canvas painting is extremely important to ensure its longevity and preservation. Your painting is created on stretched canvas, which is made of cotton canvas stretched over wooden stretcher bars. It is essential to hang the painting correctly and handle it with care, in order to maintain its tightness and overall shape. If you notice any warping in the wood or looseness in the canvas, it is best to take it to a professional framing store that specializes in restoring paintings and re-stretching canvases.

  2. Your painting is ready to be displayed and does not require additional framing. A hook has been attached to the back of the canvas frame for easy hanging. Please make sure to hang the painting evenly, using a level, and consider adding rubber bumpers or felt adhesive pads to the corners of the back of the painting to prevent any damage to your wall from the staples.

  3. Your painting has been treated with two layers of satin acrylic varnish, which not only protects the surface of the painting but also enhances the colours and evens out any variations in glossiness. The varnish also protects from humidity and UV damage. It is designed to remain clear and colourless, and will not discolour the painting.

  4. It is important to not touch or handle the surface of the painting excessively, as oils from your skin can contain acids which can damage the artwork over time. To move or hold the painting, please handle it by the sides or for added caution, consider wearing gloves.

  5. The painting should be displayed in a room-temperature environment, avoiding extreme cold or heat. It is also important to avoid hanging the painting in areas that may be exposed to water, direct sunlight, or smoke. Exposure to UV light can damage the painting and cause the colours to fade, and while the varnish does provide some protection, it is still important to avoid direct sunlight.

  6. If cleaning is necessary, it is recommended to use a professional cleaning service with a good reputation for cleaning fine art. If you choose to clean the painting yourself, consider using compressed air or a dry, soft sable brush along with a vacuum to remove dust and debris, and avoid any cleaning chemicals or detergents. It is crucial to exercise caution when cleaning and avoid bumping or scratching the surface of the painting.

  7. An original painting is of great value and with proper care, it can be enjoyed for generations to come. We encourage you to take the necessary precautions and enjoy your painting.