Use a clean cloth or feather duster to dust the surface and tops of paintings gently a couple of times a year to prevent dust buildup.
Wipe immediately with a clean cloth and this will usually remove a liquid. The longer the spill remains the harder it is to remove.
Limit direct exposure to sunlight to maintain vibrancy and prevent yellowing. This will keep your painting looking like new for decades.
Heat and Cold
Limit exposure to heat and cold to prevent cracking and warping. Your painting can be hung over a fireplace that is not the main heat source nor is kept on for extended periods of time. A mantle also blocks direct heat.
Use gloves for handling framed paintings, especially those with black frames. This prevents the oils from your hands transferring to the frame and leaving a mark.
If a frame gets nicked during a move, apply a little wood filler and cover with paint. Contact me about frame paint colours.