About Zeh Original Art - Caring for Your Artwork
Even so, there are a few things you can do to help preserve
your art. Keeping your painting out of direct sunlight is a
good first precaution to take. Install paintings where the
direct sun will not shine on them or use sheer curtains to
filter the light.
Watercolor paintings and prints on paper need a glass covering and an
acid-free mat or a spacer to keep the artpiece from touching the glass. All matted Zeh Original Watercolors have
both an acid-free mat and acid-free backing.
Original acrylic paintings and watercolors on canvas
or panel are protected with a coat of clear varnish and
do not need a glass front. They may be cleaned with a soft
cloth dampened with plain water if needed.
Oil paintings are shipped to you unvarnished. Varnish cannot
be safely used before six months as oil paints take that long
to thoroughly cure. Varnish added before then may crack. If,
after six months, you wish to varnish an oil painting for
protection, use varnish designed for
paintings in order to avoid yellowing. You
can find a good spray varnish at an art supply store. Clean
oil paintings with a soft cloth slightly dampened with
plain water and allow to dry for a few days before varnishing.
Originals and Fine Art Prints - what is the difference?