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Knowing how to properly clean your canvas print is important to maintain the aesthetic quality of your wall art. No matter the size of your canvas print or the location of your canvas print, knowing how to clean a canvas print will keep its value high and its life long. Though we all know how to clean various types of furniture around our homes and how to keep our homes looking good in general, cleaning a canvas print is a task we might not be familiar with. Cleaning a canvas print should be done with the utmost care, and, in some cases, should even be left up to the professionals. However, this task doesn’t have to be difficult or daunting: by following this guide, you can clean your canvas print with ease in the safety of your own home. Keep reading to determine how to clean canvas art prints! (Check out our post, How Canvas Prints Are Made, to learn more!)
#1 Can you clean canvas prints?
Yes! Canvas prints can absolutely be cleaned. There are a few things to consider when cleaning your canvas prints.
Location — Keep your canvas prints out of direct sunlight. Whether you are keeping them in storage or hanging them on your wall, you want to keep your canvas print our of direct sunlight and away from moisture. Direct sunlight can cause your canvas wall art to fade over time. Therefore, soft lighting is best for your canvas print. Rooms and locations that are more open, have better air circulation and where there is ambient light are better for your canvas prints.
Moisture — As mentioned above, you want to keep your canvas print away from moisture or rooms with poor air circulation. A damp room will cause the canvas to absorb the moisture, which will cause distortion.
Storage — Store your canvas print in a dry and protected environment. Either hang it on a wall or stand it up on the floor, so that no objects are stacked on top of it.
Cleaning — Canvas prints should be cleaned relatively often. A gently dusting with a fine linen cloth is the most effective method for cleaning your canvas print.
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