Art Care and Framing

How to Care for Your Art and Framing

General for Canvas Wall Art

  • Don’t keep the artworks in the packaging tube for long. Cracks might appear if they are kept rolled.
  • Keep them flat and ensure two paint surfaces don’t touching each other if two paintings are placed over each other. 
  • Keep your artworks out of direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Use a soft rag, muslin cloth or a soft hair paint brush to dust your artworks to prevent dust buildup. Don't use any cleaning solvents or water.
  • Wrap your artwork well if you plan to transport it. Hold the painting from the bottom. For mid to big size paintings two people holding is desirable.
  • If your artwork gets damaged, don't fix it yourself. Get in touch with restoration artists.

Canvas Wall Art

  • Do not frame artworks on canvas under glass because canvas needs to breathe. If framed under glass, moisture may get trapped inside the frame.
  • For mid to large paintings do have extra supporting stretcher bars within the main frame. This gives extra support and avoids the frame to get twisted over time. Twisted stretcher can develop cracks in the artwork.

Artworks on Paper

  • Frame artworks on paper with non-glare glass. This not only protects your artwork from sunlight and dust but makes it easier to see the artwork surface when displayed.
  • The mat and backing of your frame should be made of acid free paper and finished with acid free tape. This is to avoid any moisture reaching your painting and damaging it.

Framing Costs

  • Framing costs depends on the kind of frame you select. It also differs from city to city.
  • As a rule of the thumb stretcher price ranges from Rs. 40 – 70 per running feet and frame costs Rs. 50 – 125 per running feet. These are indicative and vary based on what you select.