Taking care of your oil paintings
Paintings made using fine oil paints on quality canvases can maintain their brightness and vivid colours for centuries. All the paintings that are sold through our website employ the same techniques and materials that were used by the great masters when creating some of their finest artworks. If treated with care, your oil painting can last and maintain its vivid colours for decades. In order to ensure just that, just follow these simple rules:
The most common damages to oil paintings are caused by inappropriate storage conditions. Remember extreme humidity, cold, or heat are potential hazards for your painting. Your living space, where you and your family spend time on a regular basis, will usually be perfectly suitable to keep your painting. Just make sure the painting is not positioned near a direct source of heat, damp or draft. The optimum ambient temperature for oil paintings is around 200 Celsius depending on small seasonal changes.
Dusting and cleaning your oil painting
It is recommended to dust and clean your oil paintings on a regular basis, using a clean dry cloth or a feather duster. Gently wipe off the dirt and dust, without putting too much direct pressure onto the surface. Don’t spray or use any type of chemicals while cleaning your painting. A tip: you can use compressed air, just make sure you don’t spray it from a short range since that my cause damage to the paint layers.
Moving and Handling
Never put any direct pressure or lay your painting with the canvas’ surface in direct contact with a sharp object. Remember, any pressure on the canvas may change its original tension and cause damage to the thick layer of oil paints. Make sure to cover and protect your oil painting when moving it or changing its position.