How to Take Care of Your Picture Frame

To make sure the contents of your frame are properly cared for and admired all-year round, it's important to clean your frame just like any piece of furniture you own. Here are a few of our top tips on the dos and don'ts when cleaning your picture frame with extra TLC.

Acrylic Glaze

If the acrylic glaze has dirt or apparent fingerprints, use a microfibre cloth to wipe it down or damp a cloth with a bit of soap and water. Custom frame orders from Level will come with an aniti-static cloth. Avoid using paper towels since they could scratch the surface or leave an acidic residue. Do not use glass cleaner, only use gentle soap with water or acrylic cleaner!

At Level, we use acrylic glazes over traditional glass because plexiglas does not shatter, is light in weight and maintains a high level of clarity. We provide a detailed breakdown of the various picture frame glazes you might encounter in another post.


For wooden frames, use a dust cleaner or slightly damp cloth with water. Refrain from using wood polish or cleaning sprays since this could potentially create moisture and possibly damage the artwork.

Extra Tips

Dust your frames regularly to avoid accumulation of dirt. If you want to disassemble the frame for an even more thorough cleaning, be sure to lay the various components onto a clean, dust-free towel or blanket. Make sure all components are completely dry before reassembly.

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