The first step is choosing the perfect piece of wall art for your space, the next step is learning how to care for it! It’s important to properly care for your print to ensure maximum longevity. If you want your stunning canvas print to last for years, this is the guide for you. Our interior design experts have put together their top tips for how to clean a canvas painting the right way. From the moment you bring your canvas home, to ten years down the line, this is the ultimate guide on how to clean artwork. Let’s get started!
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How to Clean a Canvas Painting
Let’s start with the basics. Cleaning your canvas print doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, all you need to do is dust the surface every once in a while. If any discoloration appears on your canvas, you can gently spot clean any marks with a damp towel. Make sure to only use water to avoid damaging the protective layer on the canvas. Do not use any detergents as it may cause a reaction with the ink and ruin your precious print.
If you chose a traditional framed print rather than an exposed canvas, the maintenance is even easier! You can dust the glass surface and the frame itself with a soft cloth or duster. Make sure the back of your frame is secure to avoid any debris getting in between the glass and the print.
Our Premium Materials
Before cleaning your artwork, it’s important to choose a canvas print made from high-quality materials. Purchasing premium quality wall art will make your life MUCH easier in the long run. We use 100% premium canvas and stretch it over fine North American pine wood for ultimate durability. You can use push pins in our canvases, and hang them in areas that are exposed to light moisture without damaging the surface. We use high-quality protective lamination so your print stays vibrant with almost no maintenance.
Where to Hang Your Print
The longevity of your wall art can depend on where you decide to hang it. Our canvases are intended to be hung indoors. However, it is possible to hang your artwork outside if you live in a mild climate and it is well protected against sunlight and other harsh elements. If you’re unsure whether your outdoor space is well-suited for a canvas, it’s better not to take the risk. We always recommend hanging your canvas indoors to keep it safe and sound.
Our customers often ask if they can hang their prints in the bathroom. The answer is yes! As long as your canvas art isn’t exposed to direct moisture, you’re in the clear. Make sure your bathroom is well ventilated and you don’t let steam build up in a small space.
Pre and Post-Hanging
Ensuring the endurance of your artwork starts from the hanging process. We want to make your interior decorating process fun and easy! That’s why we make sure our canvas prints are ready-to-hang as soon as they arrive. Each canvas has a sawtooth hanger installed for a sturdy grip. For more info on how to hang your wall art for maximum aesthetic and practical value, check out this article.
Summary of Cleaning Tips
To sum it up, here’s a list of tips to keep in mind after receiving your print:
-Choose only high-quality wall art with a protective lamination layer.
-Hang your artwork where it won’t be exposed to harsh elements, heavy moisture, or bright sunlight.
-Wipe your canvas down with a soft cloth or duster to remove surface debris.
-If there is a mark on your canvas, use ONLY water to spot treat the affected area.
Choose Your Perfect Canvas Print
Now you know the ins and outs of how to clean a canvas print! If you still haven’t decided on which print, style, and layout is best for you, we’re here to help. You can browse our extensive catalog of wall art based on style, color, and format. If you’re looking for more interior design tricks, check out our decor inspiration blog. Our resident experts will keep you up-to-date on current tips and trends. Happy decorating!