Care instructions

How to Care for Your Acrylic Painting

It’s easy to care for your acrylic painting. 

  • Remove any packaging as soon as possible and avoid placing any pressure on the painting’s surface. 
  • Although your painting is finished with an isolation coat and UV-protectant varnish, keep your painting out of direct sunlight and excessive humidity.
  • You can clean your painting by dusting it off with a lint-free cloth. I often use a Swiffle-type duster.

How to Frame and Hang Your Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas

  • “Stretched” means that the canvas is stretched to fit onto a wood frame.
  • Your painting comes ready to hang with picture wire or a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. To mount it on the wall, use picture hanging hardware right for the painting’s weight.
  • Paintings that have sides with a depth of 1.5” or more may stand on their own or lean against a wall.
  • While your painting does not need a separate frame since its sides are pre-painted, it can also look great in a floating frame or artwork frame.

How to Frame and Hang Acrylic Paintings on Unstretched Canvas or Paper

  • “Unstretched” means that the canvas has not been previously stretched to fit onto wood stretcher bars. 
  • If your painting on unstretched canvas or paper already comes matted, all you need to do is place it in a picture frame.
  • If you are selecting your own mat, I recommend using a mat and backing that are “acid free.”
  • It’s up to you if you like to use the frame’s glass. I prefer no glass because glass often adds glare and may make textures harder to see. However, if you use glass, always make sure the painting face does not come in direct contact with the glass since it may stick to the glass over time—direct contact can be avoided by keeping the painting in its mat.