Canvas prints are widely used by people in this modern time not just as wall decorations but a way to conserve and preserve their most precious photos to last forever. However, it is inevitable that even the most sturdy and striking canvases may lose their splendor and become a bit obscure as a result of the effects of outside factors like moisture, dirt, water stains, etc. that may harm them on a daily basis.
A quality canvas print can have a lifespan of up to 75 years. Therefore, it is recommended to frequently clean the canvas print to maintain their good shape and quality. With the right way and enough effort of caring for your canvas prints, they will remain striking and vibrant just like the very first day you bought them. To take good care of them, there are various ways and steps and tested techniques to clean them without the risk of damaging the canvas print, instead, keep it looking new all the time.
1.) Though canvas prints are water-resistant, exposing them too much to wetness may ruin the print. If in case water would spill on the canvas, you have to immediately dab it with a dry and soft cloth to avoid water absorption.
2.) Sunlight may be good for plants and people, but otherwise when it comes to canvas prints. Direct sunlight exposure to sunlight for a long period of time may trigger irreparable harm. However, as much as possible avoid placing your canvas prints at a location that directly receives sunlight for long hours everyday. The ink used in canvas prints is often resistant but prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause fading.
3.) Canvas prints are made from materials that will get damaged when exposed to too much dampness or heat. Therefore, it is being recommended not to hang canvas prints in places where there is a constant change in humidity and temperature like above a stove or inside a bathroom that is poorly aired.
4.) Another factor that may affect the canvas print by turning it into yellow and would eventually destroy the whole artwork is acid. Thus, to avoid the acids’ dangerous effects, it is important to have a frame that acid-free. You can inquire from your canvas provider if the frame provided or available is canvas free or not.
5.) When it comes to cleaning your canvas print, you just have to remove it from the wall and start by gently tapping it to remove accumulated dirt. After that, you can take a soft cloth and gently rub it over the surface of the canvas print while giving support from the back in order to clean away the dust particles that have settled in the area. Remember not to apply too much pressure when cleaning. In addition, you can use a cloth that is slightly damp to wipe away some dirt stains that may have developed over some time. By doing this on a regular basis, you can make sure that your canvas print will retain its original luster and shine.