How to Care for Canvas Wall Art

How to Care for Canvas Wall Art

Canvas wall art is a beautiful addition to any home. Modern print technology means that canvas prints retain their vibrance for longer than ever. If you have a canvas print you're particularly fond of, then there are a few things you can do to keep it in excellent condition for years to come. Whether you're an art collector or have just purchased your first piece, here are some tips for caring for canvas wall art.

Dust Regularly 

Dust can accumulate on canvas wall art, so it's important to dust it regularly to prevent build-up. Use a soft, lint-free cloth or a feather duster to gently wipe the surface of the canvas. Avoid using water or cleaning products as they can damage the paint and canvas.

Keep Out of Direct Sunlight 

Whilst modern ink and print technology means that the colours on canvas prints have excellent lightfastness, one way to prolong the life and vibrance of your canvas wall art prints is to keep them out of direct sunlight. If you wish to do this, it's advisable to hang the canvas away from windows and direct sunlight. If you want to display the canvas in a sunny room, consider using UV-protective glass to help reduce the risk of damage or ensure you purchase a print with UV-protective coating on the surface. All Louise Mead canvas prints are made to order by a premium fine-art printer in the UK with a UV-protective coating as standard.  


Avoid Humidity and Moisture


Humidity and moisture can cause the canvas to warp or the paint to crack, so it's advisable to keep canvas wall art in a dry environment. Avoid hanging the canvas in areas of high humidity, such as a bathroom or a kitchen. If the canvas does become wet, allow it to air dry in a well-ventilated area.

Handle with Care 

When moving or handling canvas wall art, it's essential to do so with care. Always use two hands to lift the canvas and avoid touching the surface of the canvas as much as possible. When transporting the canvas, wrap it in acid-free paper or bubble wrap to protect it from damage.

Professional Restoration 

If your canvas wall art becomes damaged or dirty, seeking professional restoration is recommended. A professional restorer can clean the canvas, repair any damage and restore the painting to its original condition. Attempting to clean or restore the canvas yourself can cause further damage and reduce the value of the artwork.

Canvas wall art requires special care to ensure it stays in good condition. By dusting regularly, keeping it out of direct sunlight and humidity, handling it with care and seeking professional restoration when needed, you can ensure that your canvas wall art looks beautiful for years.

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