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5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Canvas Oil Paintings

Author : Betty Crane

These days, a lot of us would love to have a chance to own fine art because we want all of the benefits it brings in terms of inspiring us and making our homes or offices look that much better. If you are looking to own art yourself then you already realize that this is going to mean you must take the best care of it that you can because you want your oil paintings on canvas to last as long as they can for you and your descendants. The good news is that it is relatively simple and logical to take good care of your paintings and make sure that they do not end up getting ruined. Firstly, you want to make sure that you handle your paintings as infrequently as possible because fingers contain damaging oils which can interact with the paint and change its color so use gloves if you must touch the surface. Also, keep in mind that the ambient temperature in a room has an effect in terms of encouraging cracking so you certainly do want to make sure that you are keeping things at typical room temperature so you make sure the art looks good for years to come. You also want to mind the fact that sunlight is a destroyer of art, especially paintings, so it is a very good idea to keep them away from the sun or any sort of strong light since this can obliterate the pigment in the paints.

People also say that amateurs should never clean paintings, even if they are dusty, because pros are the only ones properly trained to do this well. In instances when you must clear it of dust all by yourself, try to use a very soft brush with metal elements because this is best way to clean oils. Keep in mind, too, that you should always keep your paintings hung up or stored carefully because this is how you preserve a collection. Holes, scratches and other damages to he surface of a painting almost always happen during unnecessary handling. Keep your paintings hung up where all can enjoy them and this will not be a problem for you at all.

When you follow these tips, you will see that your collection stays safe and out of harm's way. Paintings in oil are a great way to have a fabulous collection that is easy for just about anyone to deal with. That is why artists use this medium: it has worked for centuries to provide beautiful art for everyone. Taken care of properly, your painting collection will continue to bring joy to people's lives for generations to come.

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