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How to take care of your art works

art and culture Updated: Feb 03, 2012 01:19 IST
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Here are tips on how to take care of your expensive art works:

1 Regular cleaning: Buying too expensive art pieces means you also have to take good care of them. Be very particular when changing the frame and keep a check on the condition of the canvas. Clean the paintings regularly with a dry muslin cloth to increase their life and maintain the sheen.

2 Wet issues: Do not use a wet cloth to clean the art pieces, more than once in a month.

3 Use a natural brush: Dust and lint can be removed with a soft natural hair brush or cloth. A piece of velvet works best but do not do this if there are any signs of flaking paint.

4 Hold it right: When carrying paintings, avoid holding it by the top edge of the frame. Lift the painting from the outer edges or from underneath.

5 Storage: When storing paintings, be careful of the environmental conditions. Attics and basements are not good because they are excessively dry or damp and lack good air circulation. When stacking paintings, always use pads between them.

(With inputs from Aarti Preenja, Mrigna Group)