Sheila Szabototh Fine Art
Canadian ~ CedarOaks Studio
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Caring for your new Painting
to get many years of vivid colour together
Avoid hanging your
painting where extreme temperature fluctuations can cause expansion and
contraction which will eventually stress the canvas & wood & paint and
cause splits & cracks & warps. Do not hang over a heat source (e.g.
fireplace or heating duct). Do not hang over an air conditioner.
hang the painting near extreme humid conditions or where water might splash on
the painting. (e.g. pool, bathroom, near a sink)
Do not hang your
painting where it will be at risk for being bumped and dented, scratched, poked
by sharp objects, touched by oily hands or licked by pets.
hanging your painting near an outside door where dust and dirt will accumulate
on the surface.
Avoid hanging your painting in a room where people
Avoid direct sunlight and direct (over the painting) artificial
light as the light and possible heat source can damage the paint and paint
Only touch the painting with
clean and dry hands (avoid oil and lotion on the hands) and only touch the
outside frame or back-frame of a stretched canvas (never the paint's surface).
Do not touch the painting's surface with a sharp object or one that sheds (e.g.
feather dusters) or the paint can become scratched or caught with fibres.
To dust the painting use a clean and soft and dry cloth that
will not shed or catch fibres on the paint's surface or mark the surface in any
way. Do not apply pressure.
Do not spray any kind of liquid or chemical or
dusting products on the painting. Avoid all liquid and water splashes from any
To store a painting for any
length of time, place the painting against flat pieces of wood or acid paper
that cover the size of the painting. Store flat (away from any sharp points or
uneven surfaces) in a clean and dry environment and cover over with a
protective dry cloth. Avoid damp basements and attics and extremely hot or cold
Do not wrap the painting in an air tight environment for
any length of time. This will avoid humidity and mould build up.
transport a painting, place the painting against flat pieces of wood or strong
flat cardboard that cover the size of the painting and wrap with bubble wrap.
If possible, place foam around the corners. Transport in a way that will not
bump or cause the painting to fall or cause another object to fall on the
Please do not hesitate to
contact the artist, me, if you have any concerns with
If you wish to pass the painting on in the future, please
let me know so I can update my records :)