Cleaning Paintings!

Hammer and Mop (cleaning business for homes and offices across Mumbai) writes about the services it provides to clean and maintain art & paintings.
Hammer and Mop cleans paintings!

Many of our patrons invest in and collect art, many of them are passionate about it and some of them are talented artists themselves. While performing cleanups at their residences and studios, we have realized that paintings need to be treated with love and care. We clean them up too, in addition to the remaining surfaces & crevices.

Keeping the moisture away.

We do not specialize in restoration (yet) but we do understand how to perform a dry cleaning session so the work of art starts glowing again. The right softness of the paintbrush, the right strokes and dry hands form the key in ensuring a good session. Wet hands and wet dusters are kept far away from your precious paintings.

Understanding what we clean.

The nature of the paint used determines the cleaning process, so the dry process works best because it carries minimal risk. Vacuum machines have narrow nozzles which can be employed to suck up the dirt & dust which is a wee bit stubborn. Bread slices have the potential to play an effective role in dust removal from the surface.

Prevention is better than cure.

While it is perfectly possible to clean and restore your priceless paintings, it is best if we can ensure that such a situation seldom arises. Paintings can be displayed in low traffic and cleanest areas possible, and it is best to mop the floors to minimize particulate pollutants in the air which love to settle down on surfaces. Keep your paintings away from areas where the hot winds frequent (like Mount Doom), and they will be safe.


  4 comments for “Cleaning Paintings!

  1. VK Sharma
    October 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    We want your cleaning services at our home at Park Street Wakad at Pune .Please let us have your Pune contact mobile or phone number. Many thanks.

    VK Sharma

    • October 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thank you for writing in! We’re not in Pune yet, though. Would love to help you out in Mumbai!

  2. October 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I love paintings and it’s really nice to hear that how dusts can be far away from precious paintings.. Thanks for sharing…loved it..!!

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