Tips For Preserving Fine Art And Furniture

Both fine art and furniture can be damaged by humidity and high temperature. They’re also prone to staining, decay and mold growth. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to protect these valuables.

Keep The Environment Cool

Furniture and fine art can be damaged by extreme heat. That is why it is ideal to keep curtains, blinds and shades closed when you are not in the room. You should also turn off the lights when you are not in the room. This will help create the environment cool.

Maintain A Constant Temperature And Humidity

You should keep the temperature in your home between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity should be kept between 55 and 65 percent. Maintaining a constant temperature and humidity is one of the best measures that can be taken to protect your furniture and artwork.

Keep The Air Conditioner On

Your furniture and artwork can be damaged by temperature fluctuations. That is why you should not turn off your air conditioner before you leave your home. Even if you will be leaving for a short period of time, you should still keep the air conditioner on.

Store Your Fine Art Properly

Fine art pieces should not be stored in the basement or attic because they can be exposed to leaks and temperature changes. You should create an “art closet” that has horizontal racks and a locked door. Additionally, photographs, textiles and paper should all be framed. Framed artwork should be wrapped and stored front to back in a vertical position.

Install Water Sensors

Water sensors should be installed to reduce the risk of water damage. Some areas are more prone to damage than others, including those near washers and radiators. These areas in particular should have water sensors.

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