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Maybe you should know how to clean oil painting

 
 
Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 09:29 pm
Painting should first be well dusted and then rubbed gently with flat surface of a cut raw potato, the lather being wiped away with a soft rag.
Dirty part of potato must constantly be pared off in order to keep clean the surface applied to picture.
Finish off with a rub of pine linseed oil.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 09:55 pm
@Peterbor,
Linseed oil comes from flax seed. What's this about 'pine' linseed oil?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 10:44 pm
@roger,
A combination of pine tar and linseed oil or just pine and linseed oil.


Wonder what type of potato gets used.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 10:53 pm
@Sturgis,
I varnished all my oil paintings some fair time back after I painted them. Got to make sure they are dry before varnishing. If they need cleaning, which they mostly don't, I would use a damp but not wet cloth.
They are still fine, the ones I have left, that is.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 10:56 pm
@ossobucotemp,
I used a damp cloth on my oil painting (of course I didn't paint mine, for which many eyes are grateful).
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