5 Essential Tips to Hang Original Oil Paintings

by Kath Dawson

Original paintings are priceless for the simple fact that you can’t have two of the same thing. Hence, they need utmost care and adept handling to ensure that they don’t get damaged and are able to manifest their beauty to the optimum. Sometimes little mistakes while hanging original paintings can curb their impact or worse can damage them completely.

It is important to take certain precautions while hanging an original painting, especially oil painting, in your home. Here are some easy to follow tips which you should consider while hanging your precious original oil painting:

  1. Avoid hanging the oil painting close to the shelves as anybody can knock it down while taking something out from the shelves.

  1. Hanging an oil painting over direct heat can cause severe damage to the painting. Hence never hang a painting over fire place, heater, or radiator. Similarly during winter months, don’t hang the oil painting in a well heated room.

  1. Never make the mistake of hanging an oil painting on a damp wall as the dampness would lead to the formation of mildew.

  1. It is almost fatal to hang the painting behind the door or in busy corridors. Also avoid hanging it in a place close to the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere near a swimming pool.

  1. Make use of high quality picture wire and don’t attach alarms to the back of the canvas or the panel. Instead always attach them to the back of the frames.

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