Paintings are tensioned after the completion on a frame, which consist of four strips which are fitted together. On the inner side in the corners of wedges are mounted, which, when they are further widen smashed, the frame and tighten the image it. The image should not be too tight, just enough that it does not crease.
Oil paint needs, according to application strength a few months, until it is completely dried through. Only then, at the earliest six months after the completion of the oil painting, varnish should be applied. Varnish is in most cases a clear varnish, the best you apply a thin layer with a brush and protects the surface of your image from dust and environmental influences. Varnish get inden most colors, and in artist supply stores.
3. Glass cover
A cover glass is only necessary in cases where the image could possibly be touched without permission. But this is also a matter of taste, because not everyone likes the inevitable reflection of the glass. In each case, high-quality glass should be used, and between painting and glass should be a little "air" be, so the glass should not rest directly on the oil painting.
4. Distance to the wall
The oil painting should not be attached directly to the wall, it should be possible that behind the image the air can circulate. Usually dissolve the one in which you hang the picture with a slight forward tilt.
5. Protection from heat and sun
Never should the oil painting in direct sunlight exposure, avoid the vicinity of heaters and do not irradiate the image with strong lighting fixtures.
6. No labels
Do not sign anything. On your oil painting, not even on the back If even a label is absolutely necessary, then use it in stores available special pins.
The best way to clean your oil painting with a soft duster or a brush. In extreme cases with a cotton swab dipped in distilled water. Any further cleaning work should be left to the experts.