How to Clean your Giclee Canvas Print

We carry giclee prints published by different companies which means they may require slightly different handling techniques depending on the artist.

Prints by Thomas Kinkade and Mark Keathley are fairly durable. They are sprayed with a special UV clear coat that protects the canvas’s colors from fading from UV light. This also puts an extra layer over the pigments so they are harder to damage. For these prints, you should be able to use a clean damp cloth without damaging the image.

For prints by the majority of our other artists, you need to be more careful. They are very delicate and completely intolerant to water and moisture.They should be handled as carefully as you would handle an original watercolor taking special care to avoid any contact with water or mist. Please make certain that your hands are clean, dry and oil-free before touching it. (Perspiration on your hands or fingers will damage the image.) For these, you should be able to use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth, electrostatic dust cloth, or feather duster without damaging your image. Be sure to dust lightly so as not to scratch the image.

If this doesn’t answer your questions regarding cleaning your giclee canvas print, please give us a call or send us an email.


We take no responsibility for and damage incurred by use or misuse of this advice.

Richard Reynolds

I’d like to introduce you to one of our artists… Richard Reynolds.

We have have been carrying his work for six weeks, and it’s drawn tons of comments. His style is very modern–usually a black background with the flower as the sole color on the canvas. He offers gallery-wrapped canvases which is great because you don’t have to worry about a frame. His work is perfect if you’re doing a modern-sophisticated room. . . or even if you have a more eclectic style. Plus, the prices are low enough that you can cover a large area for the same amount you might pay for one canvas of another artist. If you have an area to cover and need help coming up with a layout of multiple flowers, give me a call, and I’ll be happy to help.



A little information about how he makes these incredible images…

“I place an imaginary grid with 6 to 24 sections over each flower (this varies depending on the size of the flower). I then photograph each section sequentially, changing the focus by very small amounts to make a stack of as few as 8 to as many as 80 images for each section.” –Richard Reynolds

When he has done this, he then puts the images into a software program to synthesize them into one large image. This allows each little piece of the flower to be in perfect focus which is what gives them their almost 3d quality.