How to Care for your Art
Aug 17, 2023
At Rare Interior Art we are big believers in low maintenance, high quality artwork at every price level. As a result, we make sure that we always use the best materials possible to ensure timeless art every time.
All of our artworks are created on poly-canvas material, which not only doesn’t discolour like regular canvas, but is also wipeable! This means that on any white areas of the canvas, or bits that havent been painted or printed, can be gently wiped off with a sponge and water.
If, like in life, shit happens and you need to touch some parts of the artwork up, we have a few tips and tricks that can help!
How to take care of RESIN ARTWORk
Resin is a hardy material at best, but can always be maintained to keep it looking as shiny as it was when first poured. Often resin is used as a finishing layer in our artworks, but is also used underneath other materials to offer a unique effect.
On artworks finished with a coat of resin, the surface can be wiped with a damp sponge or cloth to remove any dust.
To ensure that the resin gives its signature sheen, remember to buff it with a dry jay cloth once in a while (you’ll thank us in the end!)
The number one rule with resin is that you don’t ever leave anything on or against it’s surface. This is because resin can crack, and any applied pressure on its source can cause this.
Similarly, it is recommended to not hand the piece above radiators, as the sharp changes in temperature can cause the resin to crack as well.
LIMITED EDITION AND HAND EMBELLISHED ARTWORK CARE
Our hand-embellished pieces are hand-worked with raised paints to create a unique three-dimensional effect. The paint is designed to be used in fabric and therefore is of peak durability and quality, and should never experience any decay whatsoever. If there is something wrong with the embellishment, get in touch and we can see how we can help.
The canvas material we use is polycanvas, meaning it is wipeable and of peak durability. To clean any dirty edges or a scuff on any white area of the canvas, simply dampen a magic eraser and wipe the mark away. We would recommend not wiping any area that has been printed, as this will clause ink to run and the artwork will be smudged.
The canvas is coated in an anti-fade substance meaning it will be better off against any sun damage. However, we would recommend never to hang art on canvas in direct sunlight as this can cause the work to age sooner.
If there are any of your artworks that are damaged and you didn’t see the solution here, do send us an email and we can see what we can do to help!