Your purchase is an investment in a work of art. Properly caring for it will protect this investment and enable you to enjoy it for years to come. Here are some tips for preserving and caring.
Caring for Canvas and Paper Prints
Prints are fragile. Natural oil on our fingers (even clean ones) will create marks on prints that cannot be reversed, so handle your prints as little as possible and with care. If your canvas or paper print does gather any dust, you may wipe it off gently with a clean, damp cloth.
We have chosen a manufacturer that uses only premium quality materials for the Canvas. The canvas and inks are formulated to work together to provide the highest quality, longest lasting product available. The artwork is printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton canvas with 400gsm standard. The cotton blend comes with a hard seal backing with taut corners to give a clean crisp look.
Paper prints are made using Museum grade paper. Museum grade paper is known to be archival, which means it can be stored for a long time without turning yellow.
Caring for Art Mugs
Mugs are shipped in cardboard boxes with crash-lock base and inner fitting inserts to protect them in transit. Mug artwork is ink-jet printed on to ceramic mugs. White mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe. Matte black magic mugs, however, should only be hand-washed, and you can't put them in a microwave. Note that they're also prone to scratches, so be extra careful.
Caring for Oil Paintings
Oil art is painted on Gallery Wrapped Heavy Duty Gesso Primed Acid Free Canvas made with archival-quality natural cotton. The canvas frame is professionally constructed, with medium-weight cotton duck stretched around 1 1/2" profile kiln-dried stretcher bars and held in place with a flexible spine. Oil paintings are "dry to the touch" in about 4-6 weeks, however, they take at least 6+ months to be considered completely "dry". This means handle with care, avoid touching (leaving fingerprints) and avoid storage in very humid conditions.
Caring for Watercolor Paintings
Watercolor art is painted on heavyweight durable cold press premium papers. and sprayed with an acrylic overcoat to help prevent smearing. This does not make them water-proof so handle with care if you elect to not frame under glass covering.
Helping Protect the Environment
Sancarol cares about the environment and is working towards including eco-friendly merchandise in its catalog. We try to do our best to utilize vendors who minimize waste in packaging and source eco-friendly packaging materials. Many of the packaging materials used are either recyclable or biodegradable. Bubble wraps are made from a minimum of 15% recycled plastic and 10% post-consumer content. Many of the kraft tubes used are made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content and 0-30% secondary recycled content.