Housekeeping, as any homeowner understands, is a never-ending task. Upkeep is expected, from changing windows in springtime to cleaning out your gutters in the fall.

It’s not just for outside tasks, either. There are enough of interior duties (clean, vacuuming, rearranging, etc.) to keep you occupied whether you own, lease, or rent. Routine maintenance is required for anything you value and caring for your photo frames is no exception.

Make Your Picture Frame Cover Shiny

Things accumulate dust. It’s unpleasant, but it’s true.

So, when things appear clear, like a shard of plastic or acrylic like the ones that protect your photo frames, the collection of dust is often more evident. Acrylic has a larger electromagnetic charge than glass, which attracts more dust, but that’s good because you can clean and dust your acrylic (as well as the frame) using a microfiber cloth.

We only advocate using a microfiber cloth to wipe acrylic.

Because acrylic is more readily scratched than glass, you’ll need to use a less gritty cloth. (While glassware can be wiped with almost anything — a paper napkin, a sponge, etc. – scrapes on the exterior of acrylic can occur.) Cleaning small dust build-up and fingerprints with a dry microfiber cloth should suffice, but if that doesn’t work, carefully wash your photo frame cover with a little mild soap and water.

Plastic cleaners are recommended for thorough cleaning acrylic picture frame coverings.

Just ensure any cleaner you use doesn’t contain ammonia. (Ammonia degrades plastic and causes discoloration, so it would erode your cover, necessitating the purchase of a new one.)

Shouldn’t get them wet

No matter whether it’s a professional studio or a poster framing provider they will always advise you not to wet your frames.

Using water and mild soap on your frame covering is fine, you should avoid getting your photo frames wet in particular. It’s usually a good idea to keep them far from water sources.

Unless otherwise stated, most photo frames are not designed for outdoor use and therefore should be kept indoors.Any water, precipitation, or rain could leak into the frame, destroying your artwork, so keep a distance from any faucet or other water source.

Look out for Warping or Bowing

Regardless of whether it is high-quality, low-maintenance frame materials (such aluminium and poplar) it still is a good practice to keep a check on any frame over time to see if it exhibits indications of bowing.

Because moisture and heat can cause your frames to react badly, checking to see whether it’s starting to bow is a wise precautionary measure. When a frame is hung in a location with high humidity or fluctuating temperature, such as above a fire or in a bath, it is more prone to warping.

Store-bought photo frames are frequently made of inferior materials that warp and bend more easily, so keep that in mind while choosing your frame.

The manner you hang your picture frames, as well as the hanging hardware you employ, might have an impact on how long they last.