Care Instructions

Handling Painting:

Great care needs to be taken when handling the painting. Be careful to keep dirt and finger prints from the painting. Make sure that your hands are clean. You can minimize contact with the painting by wearing cotton gloves.

Hanging Painting:

Wall hooks should be driven into the wall studs. It should also have the proper wall anchor. Also consider mounting a bracket under the painting to help bear its weight. Paintings may be suspended on a metal hook secured. Wire should be looped through eye screws, secured in the right and left sides of the frame, so that the painting hangs from a double strand of wire.

Displaying Painting:

The best place to hang a painting is on a wall which has a wall stud where you can securely anchor the wall hooks, away from any heat source, in a place of relatively stable and reasonable humidity and not in direct sunlight. Heat dries out the material of the painting, speeding up the process of natural aging. It is not advised to hang the painting over a fireplace. In addition to the damage caused by the radiating heat, soot and smoke damage will permanently darken and alter the tone of the painting.
Moisture will weaken the adhesion of the paint layers and eventually cause paint loss. Low or high relative humidity as well as rapid changes in relative humidity are not good for the painting. Low relative humidity tends to minimize chemical change. However, it also tends to make the paint brittle and prone to mechanical damage. High relative humidity tends to minimize mechanical damage. However, it tends to promote the growth of biological organisms. Mold growth in the form of black spots has been seen in canvas paintings.
As a rule of thumb, ultraviolet light should be kept away from paintings, especially in display and storage. Fugitive dyes and colorants used in the paints will eventually discolor under exposure to ultraviolet light.


Provided that there are no signs of loose or flaking paint, the painting may be safely dusted using a clean, soft, natural-hair artists' brush (3.5cm to 5cm tip).The painting should be positioned on a clean padded surface and held upright at a forward angle so the dust falls away from the face of the painting. Brushing is carried out slowly and gently in one direction across or down the painting followed by a second brushing in the opposite direction. Never use dry or moist dust cloths, stiff bristle brushes, or feather dusters to dust the painting. Threads from dust cloths may catch on areas of raised paint, moisture may cause subsequent loss of paint, and both bristle-haired brushes and feather dusters can scratch the surface of a painting.