How to clean a painting for better conservation.

Cómo limpiar un cuadro para una mejor conservación. - Nomadart

Cleaning it well is just as important as hanging a painting correctly. Just as you wouldn't clean a wild silk dress the same way as a cotton T-shirt, you shouldn't clean all paintings the same way. Each material requires adequate treatment to ensure the best result and preservation . In this article we explain how to do it in the easiest and simplest way , take note!

Cleaning the glass of a painting:

Option 1:

  • Remove dust with a feather duster.
  • Dip a clean cloth in hot water, then dip it in alcohol. Wring out the cloth until it is completely wrung out.
  • Gently clean the glass with the help of the cloth.
  • Immediately afterwards pass a dry chamois and pass it over the glass until you get the perfect finish .

Option 2:

  • Use a feather duster to remove dust .
  • Spray a little glass cleaner on a cloth or rag.
  • Gently clean the glass.
  • With a dry chamois, go over the surface of the glass.

Clean frames in gold leaf or gold:

  • Remove dust with the help of a duster.
  • Create a weak solution of ammonia and water (a few drops of ammonia dissolved in a large amount of water).
  • Clean the frame with a cloth slightly moistened with this solution.
  • Leave to act for a few moments so that the dirt softens, and repeat the operation.
  • Gently rub dry with a soft, dry chamois.

Cleaning wooden frames:

  • Remove dust with a feather duster.
  • Create a mixture of water with a diluted mild soap.
  • Dip a clean cloth and wring out completely.
  • Clean the frame gently.
  • Dry with a soft, dry cloth.
  • For a perfect finish , a very thin layer of colorless wax can be applied with the help of a small brush and go over with a sponge so that a natural shine remains (except in the case of lacquered wood).

Cleaning metal/plastic frames:

  • Remove dust with the help of a duster.
  • Dip a clean cloth in clean water, and wring out completely.
  • Gently clean the frame .
  • Dry with a clean, dry chamois.

General Nomadart Tips

  • Cleaning a painting should always be done with it off the hook . In this way we simplify the work, obtain better results and avoid possible accidents.
  • The dust on the paintings should be removed frequently, although deep cleaning is only done from time to time.
  • When you are going to apply a solution for cleaning a frame, the ideal is always to do a test in a small and inconspicuous area, to check that there is no damage to the material.

Do you want to share with us some of your tricks for cleaning pictures? You can do it by leaving a comment below

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