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How to Take Care of your Resin Art: Artreflectionsca Blog

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Epoxy resin has a glass surface quality that can show fingerprints and dust.  Special attention is required for the proper handling,  maintenance and  care of a resin wall art. Below are some tips and suggestions for the care of resin art:

Material Handling

Geode inspired resin art pieces often have exposed crushed glass/crystals on their surface; therefore, great care is required for the handling of the art pieces. The use of gloves is recommended. Microfiber gloves can prevent fingerprinting on the surface of the art piece. Make sure appropriate hanging systems, matching the weight of the art pieces, are chosen for wall mounting. When in doubt, hire a professional.

Find the Perfect Spot for Your Resin Art

Do not hang your art piece close to heaters, radiators, stoves or fireplaces. Do not place it in a humid environment. Do not display it leaning against a wall; it should be wall mounted. Keep it out of the reach of pets and children. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight (UV light). Epoxy resin should not be exposed to direct sunlight nor to high humidity, indoor extreme temperatures, or outdoor weather conditions as it can yellow or warp over time.

How to Clean the Surface of a Resin Art

Do not vacuum or use alcohol, oils or chemical products to clean the surface of your resin art. Alcohol and cleaning products will break down the surface composition of the epoxy resin and cause its surface to become sticky and irregular. Vacuuming will create thin scratch lines on the surface of your resin art. Dust and fingerprints can be wiped off the surface of your resin art with the use of a dry microfiber cloth. Gentle pressure must be applied to wipe off and buff dry the surface. Avoid scrubbing movements.

Safely Move Your Resin Art Piece

Direct contact with plastic wrapping materials can lead to markings on the surface of a resin art piece. Start by covering your resin art with a soft cloth or parchment paper securing it with tape. Follow by adding multiple layers of bubble wrapping or foam sheets. The second layer of protection will prevent the art piece from moving inside a cardboard box.

Artists have explored the properties of epoxy resin in creative processes that have led to exceptional pieces of sculptures and geode inspired art pieces. Owning a resin art piece should not be stressful. By following just a few simple care instructions, you will be able to keep the surface of your resin art clean and intact.

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