Gallery walls make a strong visual statement and are a great way to highlight a collection of paintings, fine art photographs, and snapshots of your friends and family. What do you dislike about a gallery wall? Only one thing: cleaning.
Keeping the frames clean isn’t as easy as just spraying the gallery wall with some window cleaner and running a paper towel over it. In fact, that’s almost the worst you can do, Jan Dougherty, author of The lost art of house cleaningtold us. “Never clean a picture when it is on the wall,” says Jan. “The cleaner can get under the glass and into the mat.”
Instead, she recommends removing each frame from the wall and placing it on a flat surface before cleaning the glass with a spray bottle of undiluted white vinegar. Jan recommends cleaning all of your frames once a year and only wiping them down the rest of the time.
Pictured above: gallery wall from our redesign of the maisonette apartment.