Clean Your Canvas Prints Like a Pro with These Expert Tips and Tricks
February 20, 20232 min read
Yes. You can definitely clean your canvas prints, but there are some important factors to keep in mind when doing so:
To maintain the color vibrancy of your canvas print, the most effective approach is to use soft dusting techniques. Dusting is a common and reliable method to clean a canvas print, particularly if it's covered with a thin layer of dust. For this method, you'll need a clean, lint-free washcloth to avoid leaving smudges. Follow these steps to dust your canvas print:
While it's possible to hang your canvas print in a location with poor air circulation, it's not the best option. As mentioned earlier, it's important to keep your canvas print away from areas with high humidity or moisture. To extend the life of your canvas print, avoid hanging or placing it in areas with poor air circulation. It's recommended to display your canvas print in a location with lower humidity and fewer temperature variations to preserve its condition.
For a Light-Colored Canvas:
1. In a bucket, mix one gallon of warm water with one-quarter cup each of Ivory liquid dish detergent and Clorox Color-Safe bleach 2. Thrust a washcloth into the bucket and gently rub the solution all over the canvas, especially in its nooks and crannies 3. Rinse the canvas with plain, cool water 4. Allow the fabric to air-dry
For a Dark -Colored Canvas
1. If there is mud and dirt on the canvas, allow it to dry completely. Then shake the canvas free of the debris 2. Wash the canvas in warm water mixed with baking soda 3. Rinse with cool water 4. Use a non-abrasive soft pad with a mild dish detergent and hot water to scrub away remaining stains and dirt 5. If there is mold on your canvas, use a solution of equal parts of rubbing alcohol and warm water, and then you use a stiff brush to apply the solution to the mold spots. Rinse with clear water and allow to air dry.