If you have some prized possessions of art, then your priority during your relocation is for the safe transportation of all your arts and gets them delivered to your new home in proper condition. Packing art is nowhere same to the kind of normal packing you do. Especially when you have pricey artworks, the more cautiousness you exercise during its packing, the safer your art will be.
Hire a trustworthy removalist
If you are worried about the safety of your art during your relocation, then the best thing to do is to hire a reliable removalist who has experience in handling arts. As we know that packing an art is difficult and requires meticulousness, only those who have done a good job. Most of the artwork, as much as it is pricey, is also fragile or flimsy. Therefore, only specialized moving experts will have the skillset to pack them properly. Also, such removalists will have the essential packing materials to prevent damages to the art.
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Moving framed artworks
These artworks are generally paintings or a printed picture. Though it may look like a small box which can be packed easily, there are some things that one need to keep in mind while packing.
- The glass covering the art could break during the transportation which could in turn tear or cause any damage to the art.
- Some of the paddings that we use to cushion the packing are made from edible substances like corn which could turn with a little moisture and can affect the artwork.
- Incorrect size of the packing box, even when you have done a perfect job at packing, is highly prone to damage the glass or the artwork.
- Keeping all these points in mind, let’s now see the best way to pack your artwork to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged.
If you want to know how to pack a painting from scratch, watch this video:
How to pack the artworks?
- The very first step when packing an artwork is to stick a masking tape on top of the glass covering the artwork in the form of a big ‘X’. This is to prevent the glass from damaging the artwork inside even if it breaks in the middle of transportation. All you need to do when you reach your new place is unscrew the frame and carefully lift out the glass and the broken glass pieces will come along with the tape in a single form without damaging the art.
- Now wrap the painting in a waterproof plastic cover and seal it around all the edges. If your artwork is valuable, then you will generally have the box of the artwork from the gallery you bought it. Even if not, you can always contact the local gallery and get a suitably-shaped packing box. This packing box shouldn’t be so big that the frame can move freely inside nor should it be so small that the edges of the packing box are pushed hard against the edges of the frame.
- Wrap the artwork with a layer of bubble wrap or two to prevent damages due to light bumps. Line the bottom of the packing box with papers and plastic.
- Now place this packed artwork inside the packing box and find out where there are large gaps inside the box. Insert torn bubble wraps or any other filling material that wouldn’t damage the art. Whatever paper, bubble wraps or plastics you use, check them first to see if there are any coarse substances on these things which could scratch the glass and cause it to break.
- Now close the packing box and move it all around to see if you can feel the artwork moving inside. In case if you can, then open the box and add more filling materials to keep the artwork in place.
- Seal the box properly with packing tape and wrap a plastic cover around it and seal it tightly too.It is essential to not let any moisture enter the packing box lest it may cause damage to the material of the artwork which wouldn’t be visible to human eyes at first.
Now that you are done with the packing, mark the packaging outside with ‘fragile’ and ‘this side up’. This will help the people handling the package to know that there are valuable things inside the box.
It is important not to place two or more artworks in the same box. Pack each of the boxes individually with only one artwork inside.