Your artwork was crafted with painstaking attention to detail. With proper care your artwork will kindle your spirit and add fun to your halls and walls for years to come.

 

things

to avoid

 
 
  • Avoid Sunlight: Display your artwork away from direct sunlight or bright conditions and periodically rotate your art, within the room, in order to avoid fading.

  • Avoid Humidity: It is advisable to display your artwork in a humidity controlled environment. High levels of humidity and/or extreme changes in humidity may cause mildew, rippling or cracking.

  • Avoid the Fireplace: The heat and smoke generated by your fireplace can cause excessive expansion and contraction of your artwork. If you must hang your artwork above the fireplace, periodically rotate it with other pieces.

 
 

cleaning

artwork

 
 
  • Your Paper Artwork:  For artwork framed with glass, spray glass cleaner, or a mixture of vinegar and water onto a soft cloth (paper towel can scratch and will leave behind fibers) and gently wipe the glass. If your artwork is framed with plexi-glass, use only plastic cleaner (glass cleaner will scratch the plexi). Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface of the glass or plexi-glass. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the frame.

  • Your Canvas Artwork: Clean your canvas artwork using a soft, dry cloth or a dry feather duster.

  • Your Cast-Resin Artwork: Dust lightly using a soft, clean, lint-free cotton cloth to remove dirt and fingerprints.

  • Your Bronze Artwork: Dust lightly using a soft, clean, lint-free cotton cloth to remove dirt and fingerprints. If the bronze surface begins to dull, and a gentle buffing does not restore the surface sheen, it is time to wax the sculpture. For more information, click here

  • Your Stainless Steel Artwork: If necessary, use a mild dishwashing soap to remove dirt and fingerprints. Dry with a soft cloth.

 
 

storing

artwork

 
 

Always open your artwork upon receipt in order to ensure that it has arrived without damage or defect.

  • Your Paper Artwork: Store unframed artwork flat, not rolled or upright. It is best to use acid-free foamcore, not cardboard, to avoid yellowing, foxing, or wrinkling. Framed artwork can be stored upright. When storing more than one piece in the same area, place a piece of cardboard or foamcore between each framed artwork. Store in a cool, dry climate.

  • Your Canvas Artwork: Store unframed artwork flat, not rolled or upright. It is best to use acid-free foam-core, not cardboard, to avoid yellowing, foxing or wrinkling. Framed artwork can be stored upright. When storing more than one piece, in the same area, place a piece of cardboard or foamcore between each framed artwork. Store in a cool, dry climate.

  • Your Cast-Resin Artwork: As carefully as possible, return the sculpture to its original packaging and store in a cool, dry climate.

  • Your Bronze or Stainless Steel Artwork: As carefully as possible, return the sculpture to its original packaging and store in a cool, dry climate.

 
 
 

We have given you an abbreviated lesson in how to generally care for your artwork. There will be situations for which these instructions will not provide answers. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact your gallery or framer. You may also contact us at 888.224.2731.