Care of Canvas Prints
With proper care and handling, your canvas print will last for many years. Here are a few tips on how to care for your canvas print.
Follow these recommendations
- Avoid displaying your print in direct sunlight or bright indirect un-UV filtered sunlight as well as fluorescent lighting. Sunlight and fluorescent lights both emit UV light that can fade and damage prints over time.
- If you must handle the print, don’t put pressure on the image, a canvas is fabric and will stretch or tear if care isn’t taken. Always hold onto the sides where the stretcher bars are located.
- Never attempt to rub the surface of the image with your finger or fingernail as this could scratch the surface of the print.
- Lightly dust your print with a soft cloth or duster on a regular basis to prevent any dust buildup.
- If necessary, gently wipe your print with a soft cloth that has been slightly dampened with water.
- Never use chemicals to clean your print. Your print has been treated with a UV protective coating that can break down if cleaned with chemicals.
- Canvas needs to breath, so don’t store prints in airtight containers such as plastic bags or behind glass. Moisture may become trapped inside causing damage to the image. Canvas experiences small, subtle shifts over time due to mild atmospheric changes, so it's best to display them to allow for natural airflow.
- It is not advisable to display your print where air pollutants, heat and high humidity can be of concern. Kitchens, bathrooms, or heat sources such as forced air vents and radiators should be avoided.