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How to properly care for your original artwork.


Do's & Don'ts Of Caring for Encaustics


Encaustic paintings are very durable. The beeswax and resin are impervious to moisture, making them extremely archival; they will not yellow or darken.


Do not frame encaustics under glass; there is no need. Plus, you will lose the beauty of the wax and how the light plays with the painting.

Do not place your original artwork where it will receive direct sunlight. This is good practice with any artwork as the ultraviolet rays are damaging and can fade colors quickly. 

Do not subject the painting to extreme temperatures; do not leave it in a hot car, outside in the direct sun, or subject it to extreme cold.

Do handle with care to avoid scratching the surface and protecting the edges. 

Do keep them in a stable temperature of 40-85 degrees F.

Do gently wipe the painting surface at least once a quarter to maintain the beauty of the piece. I recommend using a microfiber cloth or lens cleaning cloth to do so. It will also bring back the sheen of the wax. 

Do dust the painting surface when needed to maintain the beauty of the piece.

Have questions? Please feel free to contact me. 

Enjoy your original piece of artwork and thank you for collecting from working artists!

Resin Art Care

Protect Your Art

Avoid direct sunlight and high heat, as prolonged exposure can cause dulling, cracking, and yellowing. The resin contains UV light stabilizers to delay this type of damage.

Of course, the best precaution is to avoid placing artwork in an environment known to degrade resin.

UV is damaging to all types of artwork. 

How To Clean Resin Art:

  • Use a microfiber cloth for dusting and general cleaning.

  • Use glass cleaner or a damp cloth and mild soap for stubborn spots such as fingerprints. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. 

  • Avoid abrasive cleaners or chemicals as they may scratch or dull the resin surface. 

  • For geode art or other textured artwork, spray with canned compressed air or brush gently with an extra soft toothbrush.

Shipping Your Art or Moving It 


  • Place smooth, non-abrasive paper (glassine, butcher paper or baker’s parchment) directly against the resin surface.  

  • Avoid shrink wrap, tissue paper, wax paper or bubble wrap, as these will stick to (and damage) the resin surface.

  • Use poly foam for cushioning, followed by cardboard or foam core for strength. Bubble wrap can be used for exterior padding, with the flat side facing in and bubble side facing out.

DO NOT put bubble wrap directly on the surface of the art!

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