Introduction: Dust Proofing Art Work

I wanted to display my wife's paintings in our home without framing it. If I were to just hang it around then it was bound to gather dust and loose its freshness

So, here is a simple and cost effective way of dust-proofing the work using cling film. You may then use some sticky fixers to stick it where you desire

Step 1:


  • Art work that you want to protect [in this case it is approx. 11.5"x16"]
  • Cling film
  • Sticky Fixers [Double sided]


  • Scissors

Step 2: Wrap the Cling Film

  • Hold the picture and wrap the cling film on the front and back of the picture, taking care to minimise the wrinkles
  • Take 9 sticky pads and paste them on the back of the picture
  • Now take the picture and stick it where you desire

When you decide to frame the picture just remove it from the wall and carefully unwrap the cling film. You can be sure that the picture is as fresh as before.

  • Here I have wrapped it breadth-wise since the size of the film was just about right for the picture.
  • Once this is film wrapped, occasional dusting may be done using a dry or slightly moist cloth/tissue