All About Metal and Acrylic Art
Back-printed Metal and acrylic art is a popular, modern addition when it comes to decorating or personalizing a home or office space. The clean lines and sleek finishes of metal and acrylic pieces add sophistication, freshness and some fun to any space.
If you are looking to spruce up your office or living room, then metal or acrylic artwork is the perfect solution. Whether it’s a modern abstract piece that matches your style, or some classic art with a sense of humor, you can find something for everyone. Metal and acrylic prints are very durable materials which means they will last longer than traditional framed prints. They also make great gifts for family members who have recently moved into new homes.
Considerations for Choosing Metal or Acrylic Artwork
When investing in art pieces made from metal or acrylic, it is important to consider your color palette and what will fit best with the feel of your room. You can choose something extremely vibrant and filled with many colors, or you can choose a much more toned-down image in grayscale for a classic look.
There are several different types of metal artwork available, but the most popular are hammered metal prints. The hammered metal print gives the appearance that the surface is extremely textured and almost hammered, much like the art you would see in a medieval church. It was even used to create stained-glass windows. The other type of metal artwork is a metal print, which tends to have a more polished look. This type of metal print gives the appearance that it has been painted to give it a colorful or monotone look.
Acrylic artwork has many unique finishes as well. There’s a unique kind of acrylic print that has the appearance of liquid glass; this type of print captures and reflects light like an actual piece of liquid glass would.
The main difference between metal art and acrylic art is that metal artwork tends to be more matte, while acrylic artwork tends to be more vibrant. Both metal and acrylic art prints are extremely popular because they can be used in almost any room of the house, especially bedrooms or bathrooms where the surroundings tend to be dark.
How Much Does Metal or Acrylic Art Cost?
There are many factors that can affect the price point for these types of art. Consider the following factors when thinking about how much metal and acrylic art will cost you.
Price Point Factors
Material: Metal is obviously more expensive than acrylic, so prices will reflect that.
Size: Are you creating a small piece or are you having something larger made? The size of each work will affect the price.
3-D or Flat: Are you purchasing a 2-D piece of art, such as a print, which will lie flat against the wall, or are you looking for something that is dimensional and protrudes from the wall? Again, prices vary depending on this factor.
Quantity: Are you purchasing one piece or are you looking to purchase something in bulk?
Design: Are you opting for a more intricate, custom design that is created specifically for your space? Or are you purchasing something off the rack that is straightforward and simple?
Metal and acrylic art can be an investment, but it will add beauty and flair to your space for many years to come!
How to Clean
Regular cleaning and proper storage will ensure many years of enjoyment and beauty from your metal and acrylic art.
For metal wall art, use soap and warm water. When dealing with fingerprints or dirt build-up, gently scrub using a cloth and mild soap diluted in warm water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before replacing on the wall. For a more thorough cleaning of your artwork, use a soft brush to remove any dust particles. Gently sweep the surface, working from top to bottom.
For extra safety and to avoid any accidents involving scratching or rusting due to improper care, always store your metal wall art in an acid-free, non-corrosive plastic bag when not on display.
On acrylic art, do not use harsh cleansers, just simply wipe down with a soft dry cloth. If you need to use a wet cloth, use water over a detergent. As well, avoid placing your metal print face down on any surface that may scratch your image.
Affordable and customizable, back-printed metal and acrylic wall art pieces are a great way to spruce up any room in your home or office. You can choose from our many available designs or upload your own photo for us to print on the artwork. Call Bellissimo Colors and we’ll help you find the perfect metal or acrylic wall art to suit your needs.