Watercolours

Hanging is a very important consideration with watercolour paintings as they are susceptible to fading and problems caused by damp.

If possible, they should be placed away from direct sunlight as this will cause bleaching, and as with drawings, to avoid foxing watercolours should not be stored or hung in damp areas.

There is no remedy for fading in the case of watercolours, but (except in extremely advanced cases) foxing can usually be eradicated by a professional conservator.

It is also advisable to have watercolours mounted on acid-free board, a job best left to the professional.

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