When you transport your painting, put your artwork in a plastic bag, and then, wrap with a blanket, towel, or sheet for protection. Be sure to put the plastic layer first, because fibers or lint from the fabric could stick to your painting’s varnish.
To ensure your artwork lasts, never place anything on the surface of your painting, and avoid stacking paintings one on top of the other, as the varnish may stick and damage your artwork.
When cleaning your painting, use a dry, clean, soft brush; avoid contact with moisture.
Especially with canvas paintings, never lean your paintings against anything sharp. Leaning your painting against the edge of a table, or corner of a chair can dent, stretch, or tear canvas fibers. When storing, lay your painting flat, or lean against an even surface.
Because oil marks from fingers are difficult to remove, avoid touching your painting. Display your painting in a place where guests are unlikely to touch or bump your art.
Keep your painting at a moderate temperature. Avoid extreme, or rapid changes in heat or cold. Never leave your painting in a hot care, especially in the trunk, varnish may blister and permanently damage the artwork
Light your painting with an indirect, incandescent light source like a lamp, or gentle overhead unit. Avoid shining a bright light onto your painting, or hanging your art in direct sunlight; UV rays cause discoloration and warping.
Find a safe climate for your painting’s display, away from a direct heat source, radiators, vents, or too near a fireplace. Smoke, ashes, and heat may permanently damage your artwork.
Avoid hanging your artwork in a damp or cold location. Excessive moisture may cause molding.
When cleaning your glass-covered picture, spray your dust cloth, and then clean the glass. Avoid spraying water directly onto the glass.
When shipping prints they are placed into a cello sleeve for added protection. Be careful that the self-adhesive strip does not come into contact with the front of the print. This can tear a portion of the image and ruin the print.