How to Clean Picture Frames: Preserving Your Memories the Right Way

The white-gloved hand of a maid wipes the dust from the picture frame.

Picture frames hold more than just photographs and artwork; they display your most precious memories every day. Unfortunately, dust and dirt can accumulate over time and start to make your frames and photos look unkempt. Learning how to clean picture frames properly is essential to preserving your memories with care. In this guide, we will explore the best techniques and tips to ensure your picture frames remain as beautiful as the day you first placed them on display.

Dust Regularly

Removing dust regularly prevents the need for intensive cleaning in many situations. To clean picture frames from dust, use a dry microfiber cloth. Gently wipe the perimeter of the frame to get rid of loose dirt and dust. Choosing the right cloth is important to minimize the risk of scuffing or scratching the glass. Pay attention to intricate details and corners where dust tends to accumulate.

Clean the Glass or Acrylic

If your picture frame has glass or acrylic, it’s important to use the right cleaner to avoid damage. Use a glass cleaner and a clean, soft cloth. Spray the cleaning solution onto your microfiber cloth instead of directly on the glass to prevent it from seeping into the frame. Wipe the glass or acrylic in a circular motion, paying special attention to the corners. Avoid using any harsh or ammonia-based cleaners, as they can damage the frame material.

Perform Regular Maintenance

To keep your picture frames looking their best, incorporate regular cleaning into your household routine. Dust them lightly every few weeks to prevent buildup, and perform a more thorough cleaning as needed, especially if the frame is located in a high-traffic area or exposed to environmental factors like smoke or humidity. With the right tools and processes, it’s easy to clean picture frames and keep them clean!

The Chessler Company Helps Mid-Atlantic Region Homes and Commercial Spaces Shine

At The Chessler Company, we work with offices, retailers, and other businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to create cohesive, memorable artwork experiences. Whether you need assistance with selecting artwork, framing it, or installing it, we are proud to be your one-stop shop for all of your art needs. Since 1959, our family-owned and operated company has been helping families like yours make memories last forever. To learn more about our framing services, call us at (410) 358-5161, and let us help you decorate your space!