Caring For Your New Artwork

Congratulations on your purchase! My pieces are created using archival materials, and should last you a lifetime with minimal upkeep. Here are some tips on how to care for your new artwork. 

No matter which finish option you've purchased, handle with care and take your time as you unpack, hang or move. As is true with all artwork, keep your new piece out of direct sunlight as, over time, and even with protectants, UV light can cause degradation of the image. Use appropriate, sturdy hanging hardware for whatever type of walls you have.

Fine Art Print: Frame with UV-protective glass and acid-free mats. If you've ordered a large print that arrives in a tube, I recommend taking it straight to your framer and letting them unpack it for you. The less prints are handled, the better. If your print was framed by me, I likely used UV protective acrylic glazing in place of glass. Wipe gently with a soft lint-free microfiber cloth for best results. Do not use ammonia based glass cleaner, as they can damage the acrylic surface. 

Stretched Canvas: Gently wipe away dust with a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth. Hang with the hanging wire or hardware provided on the back.

Framed Stretch Canvas: Take care when handling so as not to bump or scratch the frame or canvas. If your piece comes with sawtooth hooks on the back of the frame, make sure to use those to hang, as this will keep the whole piece in balance.

Metal Print: Very gently wipe with a soft cloth to remove dust or fingerprints. These prints are quite durable, but still–keep out of direct sunlight 

Acrylic Print: Very gently wipe with a soft lint-free microfiber cloth to remove dust or fingerprints. If needed to remove stubborn prints, you can dampen the cloth slightly with water only, or mix equal parts isopropyl alcohol and water and apply sparingly. Do not use ammonia-based glass cleaners, as they can damage the acrylic surface. 

Acrylics, particularly large ones, can be heavy, so take care to use hardware designed to support high weight. Hang from a stud if possible when hanging on drywall. Ensure that all hardware is firmly in place before hanging.