how to clean this picture...?

vieja_gwOctober 2, 2013

I have a 3ft. x 5ft. framed print I got at K-Mart years ago & I have so many ask from a distance if it is a painting (is of a Spanish senorita) as it is so real looking & pretty & I love it!
Problem: over the years: It has gotten dust & grime on it & I would love to find a way to clean it without wiping out the picture! Just dusting is not enough!

Would appreciate any ideas/help.... or is it futile & I should just leave it alone?

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Use a soft paint brush and brush gently, try it in one corner and see how that works.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 11:51AM
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christine1950: I shall try a brush.... though I suspect it has more than just dust on the surface now over the years.I know it may be silly to try saving this cheap paper reproduction... but I have always loved it & it really is pretty... have to get up close to tell it is not a real painting & the frame is pretty also! I wonder if when I purchased it, I could have sprayed it with something to give it a permanent finish that could be cleaned .. too late for that now though!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 1:27PM
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Do you have a Hobby Lobby? in your area? or even an Art Gallery? Just be honest with the dealers and tell them it is not expensive but you do like it and want to know how to clean it. Most will help you are. Do you have college that teaches art? Some colleges have art galleries also. Check the newspapers for art shows --just some ideas Hope this helps

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 4:51PM
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Have you tried vacuuming the picture? Get out your dust attachment & vacuum. I regularly vacuum my oil paintings so why not prints?? You could also try a soft air blast like those keyboard/ camera dusters?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 10:05PM
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