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How To Look After Your Artwork
In order to improve the longevity and general condition of your artwork we would like to draw your attention to the following tips and advice.
Touching your artwork
Whilst we do not go as far as suggesting you use kid gloves to handle your artwork as this of course would be ideal. Try to minimise touching the surface as much as possible as the slight acidity of your fingers can damage the artwork over time. If you ever feel that the print needs some form of cleaning (and it really shouldn’t for quite a while if well treated and protected) then simply give it a light dust (one that won’t leave behind any fibres, lints or scratches).
Room conditions and your artwork
Sunlight is by far the worst enemy of them all, pictures can fade in just one summer. Hanging a picture in direct sunlight for more than an hour at any time is too much. Try to avoid hanging the artwork where it is exposed to strong direct sunlight.
We do not recommend hanging artwork in the bathroom or a kitchen, you should be aware that this may reduce the lifespan of your artwork and cause it to bleed. Also we suggest that you do not hang your artwork over a direct heat source such as a fire or radiator, but of course, many people might wish to hang the artwork above a fireplace, which again, may reduce the lifespan of the artwork, but in our opinion art is meant to be enjoyed.
We hope that this guide has gave you some insight into the care of your artwork, but please bear in mind though that this is only a general guide and you abide by them at your own risk.
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