Caring for your art!
Important information on how to keep your art looking it's best.
(brought to you by "Grandpa's Art")
Like all collectibles,
proper handling of fine art is a must. Remember - improper framing or
storage can damage your works of art.
If you are
not planning on framing your art immediately:
- Store in a cool dry place.
- Store flat, if possible, between acid-free boards or
in acid-free print jackets.
- Remove any tissue paper that does not have a waxy feel.
between cardboard. Remove any brown craft paper print may have been
wrapped in. Both are highly acidic and can yellow art rapidly.
- Store in brown shipping tubes. If you have no
alternative to this, wrap entire outside of piece with wax paper.
Matting and Framing
matting or framing will cause damage to your art over time. Acids
contained in certain framing materials can cause paper to turn brown,
become brittle and eventually deteriorate.
- Use only acid-free or rag matting, mounting and
certain your framer understands preservation framing. Originals on
paper may require more extensive conservation framing than limited
edition prints based on potential value.
- Discuss glazing (glass) options with your framer.
Museum or UV protective glass may be required.
- Allow a fine work of art to be permanently secured or
mounted. Art needs to breathe.
glass come directly in contact with the surface of a piece of art. Use
matting or 'spacers' to keep the glass up. This allows air space and
avoids possible condensation.
- Cut the paper or alter the original condition of
artwork. Doing so may impact future value.
properly framed art is susceptible to environmental conditions. Protect
your investment by taking the following precautions:
- Allow airspace between the frame and the wall. Make
sure your framer puts bumpers on the bottom of the frame.
art away from all sources of heat including radiators. We don't
recommend hanging fine art over fireplaces or on walls which contain
art in direct sunlight. The sun's ultraviolet rays and fluorescent
lighting are harmful to inks, paints and paper. Even indirect sunlight
can damage your art after years of exposure. For very valuable works,
UV filtered glass or UV Plexiglas is recommended.
- Hang valuable art where it is subjected to extremes in
temperature and humidity.
glass cleaner directly onto framed art. Spray onto a soft cloth and
gently wipe. Paper towels and ammonia based cleaners are not
framed, your fine art will give you pleasure and value for a lifetime.
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