How to properly care for your original encaustic 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!