How to look after paintings in the monsoon
Take care of your precious painting by following these simple tips.Updated: Aug 07, 2010, 00:43 IST
Take care of your precious painting by following these simple tips.
Maintain room temperature:
High levels of humidity tend to cause mold growth. Moisture may also cause the wooden frames of the paintings to expand and damage the canvas.
2. Be careful about seepage:
Do not hang paintings on walls that are prone to seepage. Not only can water cause the colours to bleed, it can also damage the frame.
3. Stay away from windows:
Avoid hanging your artwork near doors and windows. These are areas most prone to humidity. Kitchens and dining rooms should also be avoided.
4. Control air flow:
Don’t start your air-conditioners on full blast; adjust the cooling slowly in order to avoid sudden change in the room temperature.
5. Be careful about packaging:
If your paintings are not hung but kept in storage, ensure they are wrapped in foam and then bubble wrapped. Store them in a cool, dry and dark place.