Paintings and artwork come with their
own special set of issues when it comes to moving. Frames can be
damaged. If the piece is framed with glass, then the glass can easily
break and in turn damage the art. If it does not include a protective
glass cover, then the painting, photograph or other artwork itself
may be damaged. Here are some ideas on how to pack them so you’ll
enjoy them for years to come.
First, line the bottom of the boxwith crumpled newspaper.
If the piece is framed with glass,
take masking tape and create an "X” across the glass surface
diagonally from corner to corner. This will help to keep the glass
in place even if it does crack in transit and avoid damage to the
canvas or print.
Then place a sheet of heavy
cardboard, padding or foam over the glass.
If the piece is unframed, then
wrap it with brown moving paper first before adding the cardboard or
If the frame is especially
delicate (or expensive!) then fold cardboard over the corners for
Wrap the artwork entirely with
bubble wrap, making sure to create a snug fit and secure package,
using masking tape to seal it.
Place them in your box one by one
and fill up any extra space with packing material such as crumpled
newsprint or even use towels or blankets.
Fill the box until nothing shifts
inside when you move the box around. You want the artwork to remain
immobile during the move.
For very large paintings and
prints that won’t fit into a conventional box, add an additional
layer of a moving blanket or one of your own blankets. Place the
artwork package on its side in the truck between two objects that
won’t move to keep it stable in transit.
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