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How to Clean Your Oil Paintings Properly

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http://www.paintingsgalore.com Even a feather duster can be harmful to your painting. The barbs on the feathers can cause tiny scratches over the surface.

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How to Clean Your Oil Paintings Properly

  1. 1. How Not to Clean YourHow Not to Clean Your Oil PaintingsOil Paintings http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com
  2. 2. There are a lot of myths going around the world andThere are a lot of myths going around the world and the internet on how to clean your paintings.the internet on how to clean your paintings. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com Here Is Some Of The Advice ThatHere Is Some Of The Advice That You Need To Avoid:You Need To Avoid:
  3. 3.  Some says that bread and raw potato can help youSome says that bread and raw potato can help you in cleaning your paintings. Rubbing it to thein cleaning your paintings. Rubbing it to the paintings to pick up dust and grimes. The results ofpaintings to pick up dust and grimes. The results of both of these methods is bread crumbs and potatoboth of these methods is bread crumbs and potato residue. The bugs will thank you.residue. The bugs will thank you. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com
  4. 4. Using baby oil in a painting is the best. Using aUsing baby oil in a painting is the best. Using a cotton ball and rubbing it in a circular fashion.cotton ball and rubbing it in a circular fashion. makes it shiny and the colors look bright. Themakes it shiny and the colors look bright. The problem is that it does not rehydrate the oil paint. Itproblem is that it does not rehydrate the oil paint. It just sits there and it doesn’t dry up. It doesn’tjust sits there and it doesn’t dry up. It doesn’t attracts dust and grimes too.attracts dust and grimes too. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com
  5. 5. Using rubbing alcohol is a big “NO! NO!. Yes, itUsing rubbing alcohol is a big “NO! NO!. Yes, it may clean a spot or smudge but it will also take themay clean a spot or smudge but it will also take the paint right off.paint right off. Even a feather duster can beEven a feather duster can be harmful to your painting. The barbsharmful to your painting. The barbs on the feathers can cause tinyon the feathers can cause tiny scratches over the surface.scratches over the surface. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com
  6. 6. Actually cleaning your painting is really easy. UseActually cleaning your painting is really easy. Use soft, dry sable brush to get the dust off. Anythingsoft, dry sable brush to get the dust off. Anything beyond this usually needs a professional.beyond this usually needs a professional. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com
  7. 7. For more articles on oil paintings and portrait paintings, visit us regularly. http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.iloveoilpaintings.com http://www.paintingsgalore.com

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