Collection Care

How to Clean Specialty GLazing

 

By April Hann Lanford

How to Clean Specialty Glazing

By April Hann Lanford

While fine art glazing is designed to preserve and protect, it should also be cleaned and handled with care.

The following are recommendations based on the type of Tru Vue UV filtering glazing that we regularly frame and protect our client’s work with.  If you have questions on what was used on your piece, please contact us, we want to ensure that the glazing continues to look as good as the artwork it protects!

Acrylic

 

Conservation Clear Acrylic

Materials:

Acrylic Cleaner

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

With a damp microfiber cloth, apply light pressure and clean surface.

Dry by blotting with a clean, slightly damp cloth.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

-Never use paper towels or other paper based products as they will scratch and abrade the surface.

-Never use any cleaning agents with ammonia.

 

Conservation Reflection Control Acrylic

Materials:

Mild soap and water solution

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

Attempt to selectively spot clean using a dry microfiber cloth by wiping in a light, circular motion.

If dry cleaning is not effective, use ap microfiber cloth with a mild soap and water solution.

Dry by blotting with a clean, slightly damp cloth.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

-Never use paper towels or other paper based products as they will scratch and abrade the surface.

-Never use any cleaning agents with ammonia.

-Never use acrylic cleaners or polishing agents

 

Optium Museum Acrylic

Materials:

Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

Spray a small amount of ammonia free glass cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe in a circular motion on the glazing.

Wipe the surface dry with a dry section of the cloth to address any resultant wipe marks.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

-Never use paper towels or other paper based products as they will scratch and abrade the surface.

-Never use any cleaning agents with ammonia.

-Never use acrylic cleaners or polishing agents on Optium glazing.

 

Glass

Conservation Clear Glass

Materials:

Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

Spray a small amount of ammonia free glass cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe in a circular motion on the glazing.

Wipe the surface dry with a dry section of the cloth to address any resultant wipe marks.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

 

Conservation Reflection Control Glass

Materials:

Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

Spray a small amount of ammonia free glass cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe in a circular motion on the glazing.

Wipe the surface dry with a dry section of the cloth to address any resultant wipe marks.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

 

Museum Glass

Materials:

Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner

Clean microfiber cloth/lint free cotton cloth

 

Directions:

Spray a small amount of ammonia free glass cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe in a circular motion on the glazing.

Wipe the surface dry with a dry section of the cloth to address any resultant wipe marks.

-Never spray cleaner directly onto the surface, as it could damage the frame finish, as well as seep into the frame package.

 

Questions? 

Are you unsure about what kind of glazing you have? Are you concerned about the condition of your piece?

Does your piece need further intervention or care?  Contact us at:

312-344-0331

April@artifactservices.com

 

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