Care of Encaustic Art
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 soft cloth dampened with a little water and a soft clean cloth can be used to lightly buff the surface if necessary.