The Mini Picture Cleaning Kit contains supplies for removing surface dirt and the oxidation products from both unvarnished and varnished oil paintings. It contains both dry cleaning and aqueous cleaning materials.
Included in the Mini Picture Cleaning Kit:
Dry Cleaning Sponge (small)
Picture CleanGel (4 fl oz)
Purified Deionized Water (4 fl oz)
Odorless Mineral Spirits (4 fl oz)
Dusting and Dry Cleaning Paintings
There are several methods to clean paint surfaces including the use of a soft hair brush to brush away dust into a vacuum.
If these methods do not clean a paint surface well enough, the next step is to use dry cleaning methods that clean the surface more aggressively. Using materials such as a microfiber cloths and dry cleaning sponges, you can safely remove dirt from the surface of the painting. If dusting and dry cleaning methods do not succeed in removing soil from paint surfaces, only then use an aqueous cleaning method.
Aqueous Cleaning Methods
Picture CleanGel is a solvent-free aqueous gel cleanser that is gentle to both varnished or unvarnished paint surfaces. The gel cleanser is designed to remove soil, proteinaceous and carbohydrate materials from varnished and unvarnished oil paint surfaces. It is also useful as a cleaner for paintings that have collected dirt and dust immediately prior to varnishing.
If you are looking for quality art materials in the north San Francisco Bay area, RileyStreet Art Supply in San Rafael and Santa Rosa should be your first stop. The knowledgeable staff is perhaps the most impressive asset these stores posses. The stores close proximity to the Natural Pigments factory (where Rublev Colours Artist Oils and Watercolors, Ceracolors and Artefex Panels are made) gives these stores the unique ability to visit our facilities and learn first hand, how we make our products. In addition, some of the key staff have also attended the Painting Best Practices workshop. A workshop George O’Hanlon and Tatiana Zaytseva teach to educate artists about the differences in art materials throughout history and the importance of using quality art materials. This is why we are proud to announce that Riley Street Art Supply is now representing Artefex Panels, Rublev Colours Artist Oils and oil painting mediums.
We will be at the RileyStreet Santa Rosa store for their annual Anniversary Sale on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. We will be there to answer questions and provide a lecture and demonstration on Rublev Colours Artist Oil and Artefex Panels.
RileyStreet Art Supply is located at 103 Maxwell Court in Santa Rosa, CA 95401
We hope to see you at NAMTA’s Art Materials World 2015 in Denver on April 15-17, 2015. Visit us at the Natural Pigments Booth # 328 to see all the new and exciting products we are introducing this year.
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