Care of Encaustic Art

 

Care instructions

Encaustic is very durable. Beeswax provides a wonderful barrier to moisture, therefore it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow and it will not darken overtime. Encaustic painting do not have to be varnished or protected by glass.

If the painting looks dull or gets dusty it can be wiped clean with a lint free cloth. (avoid areas with a lot of texture or metallic leaf). Over time as the piece cures there might be the appearance of a slight haze. This will stop after the piece is fully cured. You can buff this away with a lint free cloth as well.

Encaustic paintings do not do well in extreme hot or cold temperatures (over 140F and under 40F). Never leave a painting in a car. Keep out of direct sunlight and at normal room temperatures.