One of the simplest and most effective ways to personalize your space is by outfitting it with pictures of your favorite memories, people, and locations. If you don't keep the picture frames clean, though, it could negate the good effects and even make your home or workspace look untidy. The following guide offers some tips for an in-depth cleaning so you can make the most of your investment. 

How to Give Your Picture Frames a Good Cleaning

1. Take the Frame Apart

To begin a deep clean, remove the photo or artwork from the frame so you can clean it without destroying the contents. If the frame has a paper backing, it's best to leave it on, keep the frame intact, and just do a simple dusting. Otherwise, begin by placing the piece face down on a nice blanket or towel. Disassemble the frame to remove the photo and any mounting, and put them in a secure location away from where you'll be cleaning the frame.

2. Dust the Frame

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The accumulation of dust on your frame can make it appear worn, aged, and filthy. This is an easy problem to solve with a feather duster, although using a good dusting spray will ensure you get more of the particles that might be clinging on. Even after a thorough dusting, there may be some residue left on the frame that needs to be removed, so spray water onto a paper towel and wipe the entire frame, especially the corners. If the frame is wood, however, avoid getting it wet at all, and only use wood-safe cleaning products.

3. Clean the Glass

The glass over the photo, which may be smudged with fingerprints or other scratches and stains, is the next step. You'll want it to be crystal clear so you can see those memories perfectly. In this case, water will not suffice; instead, a special glass cleaner should be used. Spray it directly on the glass, then wipe it down with a paper towel. Once everything is clean to your satisfaction, carefully reassemble your frame and hang your picture back up.


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