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how to remove mildew from canvas

Whether it’s a fabulous print of your favourite landscape or a treasured family photo, you want your canvas to always look its best. However, if you hang your print in the wrong place or don’t look after it properly, you may notice that some pesky spots of mould start appearing on it. Mildew can turn up on pretty much any surface where there’s lots of moisture, especially if they’re not cleaned regularly.

Why have I got mildew on my photo canvas?

If you’ve placed your canvas somewhere with a lot of humidity, such as a kitchen or bathroom, excess moisture and bacteria can build up, causing irritating black and green specs on your prints. Before we tell you how to remove mildew from canvas fabric easily, you should know that most canvases will remain in good condition when looked after properly. It’s best to hang them in airy parts of the house, such as a hallway. That doesn’t mean you can’t put your canvases where you’d like but for the best protection against mildew, always think about keeping them as dry as possible, especially if your house is prone to mould.

How do I clean it without ruining the photo/design?

how to clean mildew from canvas

Removing mould from such a delicate material as a canvas can be stressful. It’s different to cleaning other surfaces such as windowsills and it’s not as if you can just pop it in the washing machine like you would with any other fabric. Canvas can be tricky and needs to be treated with care. You may have questions such as what products should I use? Will using water damage it? Don’t worry – as long as you follow our guide below, you should be fine. One of the golden rules you need to remember is not to use bleach as although this is a great mould remover, it will spoil the fabric and could blemish your picture.

In our easy guide below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to remove mildew from canvas fabric without damaging it, as well as giving you our best tips on how to stop it from happening again.

Step by step: How to remove mildew from canvas fabric

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  1. Remove your canvas from the wall so that you can properly clean it and avoid damaging your walls in the process. Place it on a flat surface.
  2. Take a clean, damp cloth (we would recommend using a white cloth to ensure there is no transfer of colour to your canvas).
  3. Gently rub any mouldy areas in small circular motions to remove it from the canvas.
  4. If that doesn’t work, take a bleach free disinfectant or mould remover and spray it lightly over the affected areas (products containing bleach may damage your canvas).
  5. The mould should become dry and crumbly, allowing you to brush the mould off gently with a soft bristled brush. You can repeat this several times for more stubborn patches.
  6. Check the back of your canvas for mould and repeat the same process. Even if you can’t see it, mildew left on the rear of the canvas can spread to the front again.
  7. Wipe your canvas down with a dry cloth and leave it on a flat surface to dry.
  8. Wait until the canvas is completely dry before putting it back on the wall.
  9. If your canvas has a lot of mildew, think about moving it to a different place, such as near a window. Avoid hanging your canvases where there’s lots of moisture such as in bathrooms, kitchens or utility rooms.

Where should I keep my photo canvas print?

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After following our simple guide on how to remove mildew from canvas fabric, your picture should be mould free and looking on top form. Now you must be wondering how you make sure that you don’t have to keep cleaning it. Mildew grows on canvases when there are two things on it: bacteria and moisture. When choosing a location for your canvas, it’s best to think of how to avoid both of these things. To protect your canvas print from moisture, hang it on a dry wall in an area free of humidity and away from things that might produce excess water in the air such as tumble dryers, washing machines or hairdryers. Hallways and living rooms are usually the best locations to hang them and are an ideal place to display your beautiful prints for all to see. Never hang them in bathrooms or kitchens as these tend to produce a lot of moisture. If you want to keep your canvas in your bedroom, ensure that you open the curtains every day and regularly ventilate the room by opening windows and doors.

How do I stop mildew from growing on my canvas in the future?

As well as choosing the right location for your print, the other way to ensure that mould doesn’t spoil your photos is by cleaning your canvases at regular intervals, ideally every week or so. Spritz anti-bacterial spray onto a damp cloth (not directly onto the print) and wipe it down gently, making sure you include the top, edges and back of the canvas. Remember to wipe it with a towel after and make sure it’s fully dry before putting it back up. If you keep getting mildew on your prints, it could be a sign that your house is prone to mould. Always open windows, particularly after using the shower or when cooking. If you have extractor fans, make sure you use them or consider investing in one. Mould doesn’t just look horrible but it’s actually bad for your health as well, so it’s best to get it sorted if it’s becoming a problem in your household.

All in all, hang your canvases in an area away from moisture, wipe them down regularly and keep your house ventilated to ensure sparkling bright prints that are clean and mould-free.

Photo IdeasResellers

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This new business model has taken the world by storm lately, but what is drop-shipping exactly? How does it work, and what makes it different from types of reselling that came before it? We’ve taken a more in-depth look at the way it works so that you can decide for yourself if you want to get on board the latest hype train.

What is Drop-Shipping?

This whole new way of selling allows people like you and me to start our own business with little to no initial outlay, except for your time. It allows the little guy with big ideas to get up and running without loans, savings or a whole bunch of storage space.

How Does it Work?

Drop-shipping turns things on their head. Gone are the days of designing your product, ordering huge quantities and then selling them on. This modern-day business model allows you to design your fantastic products and then wait until the orders are rolling in before you actually make any purchases.

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How Does My Customer Get Their Order Without Delays?

We can see where the confusion could come from on this one. If you’re already getting orders before you have the goods, then how are there not huge delays caused? Well, drop-shipping cuts out the middleman entirely. When a customer places an order with you, the drop-ship supplier starts creating that order. They then send this directly to your customer, so that you don’t have to wait for it and then send it on. Pretty clever, huh?

It’s an Extremely Low Risk Business Solution

Part of what makes this model so attainable is that it’s a very low risk alternative. There’s no need to order thousands upon thousands of pieces permanently crossing your fingers and hoping that they’ll sell. You can introduce new lines without having to stock up first. If it doesn’t go as well as you had hoped, then you haven’t really lost anything.

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It’s very easy to set up and get started

All you need to get up and running is a photo-canvas drop-shipping account and a Shopify store. You can connect the two in just three simple steps and start drop-shipping your canvases and photo gifts straight away. For more information on how to do that check out this post.

You can make money as an artist

You can create fantastic artwork, design your own canvases and actually start making money with it. Thanks to the way that drop-shipping works, you’ll start making profit from your very first order. As there is no huge cost at the beginning to stock-up, you don’t need to wait until you’ve made that back to start seeing gains.

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Why choose Photo-Canvas for your drop-shipping?

There are so many great reasons to start your drop-shipping with that extend so much further than how simple we have made it.

There are minimal risks

With no need to buy stock upfront, you’ll never run into an excess inventory problem. You can change your offering without having to bulk buy and take huge risks

It’s super flexible

You can sell from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection, from at home on your sofa to the local coffee shop with a nice warm cuppa. You can also sell to anywhere, as we ship worldwide

Shipping is a breeze

We deal with everything for you so that you don’t need to worry about forwarding your stock on. With each product being sent from A to B without taking a diversion via you at C, there is much less chance that something’ll go wrong

You have unlimited inventory

You can create new products, test the waters and create multiple amazing designs without having to stock up on each line. Everything is made on demand for you, to order, so we’re not relying on a warehouse full of your products either

You can save a bunch of time

As we handle both the production and the shipping, you don’t need to worry about sorting your products so that they are easy to locate later, no picking and packing every order – you won’t even need to buy packing materials. By cutting out the middleman, you save time and money

In summary – The benefits of drop-shipping

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Want to get started now you know what drop-shipping is?

We can’t fault you, to be honest. If you want to get started, then simply fill out our simple drop-shipping sign up form to create your very own Photo Canvas drop-shipper account.


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We know that photo canvases are one of the most popular drop-shipping products. By that logic, we feel like we would be being neglectful if we didn’t offer you the option to get on board with photo canvas drop-shipping. So, please welcome our new Shopify app.

We’ve put a lot of focus on both getting this launched and making it easy for you to connect the two together. So, let us take you through the simple three-step process so that you can get started in no time.

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How to set up your photo canvas drop-shipping in 3 simple steps

Step 1 – Sign Up for a Photo Canvas Drop-Shipping Account

This step literally couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is head over to our specialist drop-shipping page and fill out the simple form. If you’ve got an account with us already, just make sure that you use the same email address and we can upgrade your existing account. If you don’t have one, then we’ll make you one as part of this process using whichever email address you give us.

You will get a confirmation email pretty much straight away. If you can’t see anything in your inbox then it is worth checking your junk mail too. If you don’t have an account already, this email will ask you to set a password. Once you’ve clicked on the link in the email, everything should be verified and you’ll be set up with a Photo Canvas drop-shipping account.

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Step 2 – Link Your Photo Canvas Account To Your Shopify Account

You’ll need a Shopify account in order to connect the two together. You can set this up pretty easily by clicking on this link. Everything can be connected and synced using your Photo Canvas drop-shipping dashboard. Sign in to your account and navigate to the drop-shipping tab. Select which store you want to connect to Shopify and toggle your options. Now input your Shopify store’s URL and press the install button.

You’ll have the option to auto-publish your products and choose where you want your product descriptions and pricing to be controlled. Don’t worry if you change your mind, you can edit this later either from this tab, or the store tab.

Once your app is installed, you will need to sync your store. This is done in the store tab. Right at the bottom of this page, you’ll have a sync button. All you need to do now is press this. It’ll only ever need to be done once. However, it can take a while depending on how many products you have already saved in your store.

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Step 3 – Create amazing drop-ship photo canvases

Well, that’s it; you got through the hard bit. Now it’s time to unleash your creativity. You can start creating not only amazing canvases, but you’ve unlocked a whole range of Photo Canvas drop-shipping products.

If you chose to auto-publish your products, as you create them they will be made available in your Shopify store immediately. If not, then you’ll need to go to your Shopify admin area and do it from there. Remember if you want to change your auto-publish settings, you can do this from either the store or the drop-shipping tab of your Photo Canvas account dashboard.

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How to Jump on Board

See, we told you it was simple. A three-step process to starting your very own photo canvas drop-shipping business. If you want to get started all you need to do is click on the banner below and fill out the drop-shipping sign up form.