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How to look after books and pictures


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Of course, we regularly wash the floor, as we do the dust from the furniture, but we rarely take up the bookshelves and paintings only when we do the spring cleaning.

And not everyone knows how to properly care for books and pictures.

You will need

  • - Makeup Brush
  • - paper bag
  • - Newspapers
  • - flaxseed oil
  • - soap solution



Dust from books should be washed once a year. It is most convenient to do with an old, large make-up brush.


As often as possible, open books to reduce moisture and prevent dust from penetrating deep inside.


To eliminate the smell of mustiness, hold the books in a paper bag filled with newspapers.


Leather bindings do not forget to wipe with a damp rag.


Protect pictures and prints from moisture, sudden changes in temperature and bright light.


Unscarred wooden picture frames should be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with linseed oil. A painted cloth should be wiped with a soft soap solution.


To prevent the pictures from fading, replace the usual glass with ultraviolet light. It will provide your favorite pictures a long life.

How to look after books and pictures Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Rodviikv
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