An art consultant emailed me with an important question yesterday:
… can you elaborate more on the canvas finish? as a consultant, working predominantly with hospitals, how is this canvas protected from the following: shifting beds, busy corridors etc. My clients are still apprehensive about not protecting the works with a frame and glass/plexi
All of my art ends up in busy hospital interiors so it is important that it can withstand the hustle-and-bustle of patients and staff. After researching this I decided the best approach was to build a spray room where I apply 4 coats of an acrylic resin to each print.
To make sure this method worked I tested a variety of finishes. My torture tests included scrubbing the prints with soap-and-water and trying to scratch them with a fork. The winner was Eco Print Shield by PremierArt. Not only does this finish protect the prints from trauma, but it also provides UV protection and protects against moisture. It is non-flammable and it is non-toxic.
I’m happy to report that after shipping hundreds of large canvas prints around the country I have not heard of one being damaged.