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Lowy’s Tips for Painting Maintenance at Home

March 14, 2022

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Our top two tips for the correct treatment and maintenance of paintings at home

When living with artworks of varying ages and mediums, it’s important to make note of the surface:

  1. Look for subtle cracking and lifting in oil paintings, as well as looking at a painting’s surface to see whether the colors seem yellowed. If you notice any of these changes, it’s advisable to have them examined by a conservator.
  2. In the case of gilded frames and objects, please be sure to instruct the cleaning staff not to clean them with any chemicals. Gilt surfaces should only be cleaned with microfiber dusters and delicate cloth.

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