Jay says the secret is to spray the fixative about one or two feet away.
If you’re new to sealing, practice so you understand how the propellant works and what happens if you get to close. Jay works from top to bottom in a left-to-right pattern.
Sealer sprays dry very quickly, so you can move to displaying within a few minutes.
Jay frames all of his work, and chooses archival quality mattes that are acid free.
If you notice that dust is sticking to the surface of the artwork, Jay recommends taking a long handled brush about 7-8 inches long and removing whatever debris is on the newly sealed art.
With the glass, he always cleans with a household glass cleaner, and wipes with a newspaper. Paper towels contain lint and can leave unwanted fibers trapped underneath. Newspapers are naturally lint free.
When you hang your work, sunlight is unavoidable. But that’s what the fixative is for—to preserve that beautiful art you worked so hard to create.