SOME REASONS WHY ORIGINAL ART IN THE HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED
1. Creates Mood
2. Adds Personal Character to the Home
3. Makes Memories
4. Provides a Colour Palette
5. Makes a Room Feel Finished
6. Inspires and Fosters Creativity
7. Conversation Starter
8. Supports Artists
9. It is an Investment
10. Creates a Livable Environment
11. Keeps the Brain Active
13. Curating Your Own Gallery is Fun!
How Can We Protect Oil Paintings?
- Category: Home improvement
Keeping Art from Being Dirty before Cleaning:
You should know what can cause dirt accumulation and harm when maintaining your paintings. Prevention is the most critical aspect of cleaning paintings: it is much better to shield the artwork from dirt and damage than to clean it.
You may (and sometimes should) add a coat of varnish to protect the painting from dust if you are the original artist of the piece. Make sure that no dust is on the piece or in the air around your office while applying it-you don't want to seal those particles on your painting! Varnishing often decreases the roughness of the painting's surface, increasing the color saturation, in addition to shielding your art from dust.
Paintings Clean and Protect: in the home/studio
Improper storage and display are prevalent causes of damage and soiling of artwork. Most paintings are light-sensitive, so you should be careful to position the work in front of a bright window facing the sun. Especially vulnerable to harm from high temperatures and humidity are oil paintings. Consider this if you store the job in a basement or attic: for these spaces, you might want to invest in a humidifier or dehumidifier.
Cleaning and Painting Protection: Over the years
One of the most common ways to hurt, dirty, or discolor a painting comes from the worst enemy of all: natural aging. There are steps that can be put in place to minimize the harm caused by natural ageing, such as using varnishes and properly storing the work. However some natural damage will eventually occur as the years go by.
When to have your paintings washed
Consider the worth of the piece, first and foremost. Don't lose the DIY-cleaning job if the job is a multi-million dollar Manet original. Go to a specialist. And make sure the poor kid is insured!
Don't use items for cleaning
Without saying, this should go. Many materials for chemical cleaning are abrasive or have properties that alter color. They will stain the painting at the very least. They can wear away the materials as well. Many cleaning products will permanently ruin your artwork, so don't take the risk.
Do not use water, either or do not use
A painting is not the same as the floor of your kitchen and should not be washed using the same technique. Water is able to alter the dimension of the painting's fabric. In acrylic paint, it can also wash out certain of the additives.
Method 1: A dry, soft brush
The best way to clean your painting is to dust it with a smooth, dry brush, gently. Before you take it to your piece of art, make sure there is no paint or moisture on the bristles. Swipe the dust and accumulated dirt off the artwork gently.
Approach 2: Spit
For cleaning paintings, some museums and historians use saliva. Saliva is not the same structure as water and reacting with or washing away the elements is less likely to affect the artwork. Don't just hock a loogie onto the painting if you intend on using this process. You'll want to moisten a q-tip or cotton swab with saliva instead and swipe the paint surface gently.