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Old 04-01-2012, 05:13 PM
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Question Is it safe to hanging acrylics over a radiator - for the picture

As it says - how safe (for the picture) is hanging an acrylic over a radiator?
I've been approached to paint a commission, and have looked at the wall it's due to hang on ... directly over a raditor, of unknown heat - possibly very hot in winter.

Somewhere, I think I read that acrylics and heat are a poor mix

Edit: x-post in Acrylics forum, here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...2#post15936012
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Re: Is it safe to hanging acrylics over a radiator - for the picture

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Re: Is it safe to hanging acrylics over a radiator - for the picture

Thanks

To answer my question, acrylic paint softens at 60C (140F), while radiators are designed to work at or above 60C - so, no, it's not a good idea.

References: Smithsonian Museum Conservation, Care of Acrylic Paintings (see idlybrush's link above)
Heat Emission from Radiators and Heating Panels
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