One issue many customers encountered about painting reproduction is fungus on canvas. Fortunately, there are several ways to protect oil painting reproduction from fungus. One option is to use a HEPA-filtered vacuum. The HEPA-filter traps mold bits and spores, so you can avoid exposing your painting to contaminated air. Another approach is to brush off the mold with a soft brush. Hold the brush above the surface of the painting. Then, vacuum the fungus away.
When cleaning your oil painting, you should never rub or scratch the surface. It will cause a bad smell. If you wipe it with a soft cloth, make sure to carefully wipe off any affected areas so the paint does not flake. If you wipe the surface of the painting, make sure the paint is still secure and doesn't flake. In addition, if you are worried about fungus, you can always place it in a glass or plastic case with a low relative humidity.
If the painting is new, the most vulnerable part is the front. If the mold is fresh, you can wipe it away with a cotton swab dampened with water and 70% alcohol. However, make sure to wait for the mold to dry completely. Once the mold is dry, you can brush off the fungus with a soft bristle brush. Then, you can use a HEPA-filtered vacuum hose to clean the painting.
How to Remove Fungus From Oil Painting
If you are wondering how to remove fungus from oil painting, the first step is to spray some cleaning solution over the oil painting. Then, use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to scrub off the mold. Different kinds of paintings will require different levels of treatment. You should also remember that if you have a framed piece of artwork, you should not use it again after removing the mold. Avoid using alcohol on your paintings. It may damage the painting and make it look worse.
Another method is to use a solution of benzalkonium chloride and water to clean the affected area. This solution will kill the fungus and prevent it from spreading. However, this solution is quite strong and will probably damage the painting. You may want to test it on an inconspicuous part of the painting before you apply the solution to the entire painting. Once you see how effective it is, you can move on to the next step.
For small colonies of fungus, you can use a solution of alcohol and water. The alcohol used in the solution will act as a solvent for the paint, but it is not good for the painting. A good practice is to test the mixture on an inconspicuous spot first. Only then should you apply it directly to the infected area. Once you are satisfied with the results, you can proceed with the restoration process.