How To Pack Paintings For Relocation? The Ultimate Guide

Pack Paintings

It is not a good idea to damage your valuable artwork during a move. Although hiring a professional company to move and pack your artwork is the best option, it may not be possible to do so.

Although it may seem overwhelming at first, you can do it yourself with good planning and preparation.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you safely and efficiently relocate your paintings.

Step 1: Measure the dimensions

To ensure that you choose the best packing materials for your painting, measure your painting’s dimensions carefully. To calculate the shipping cost, it would be helpful to determine its weight.

Step 2: Gather packing materials

Once you have the painting measured correctly, gather the following packing materials.

  • Measuring tape
  • Shipping scale (optional)
  • Corrugated double-wall picture/mirror boxes or sturdy shipping tubes
  • Glassine paper
  • Pair of scissors
  • Artist’s tape
  • Protective corner guards for cardboard
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam boards
  • Pressure-sensitive packing tape

We recommend using a wooden crate if you’re shipping unframed paintings that are larger than 48″x48″ or frames that are larger than 18×24″. After you have prepared all materials, prepare a stable surface for the packing process.

Step 3: Cover unframed artwork with glassine paper

To protect the canvas from moisture and dust, cover it with archival-quality paper. Use artist tape to secure it in place.

Two glassine sheets are placed on each side of your artwork. To prevent wrinkles and cracks, place paper-based artwork on one side and fabric-based art on the other.

Step 4: Cover the acrylic or glass with artist tape

Use artist tape to make a star-shaped pattern on glass or acrylic surfaces. This will ensure that your artwork is not damaged if the glass breaks. The edges are the most vulnerable to damage and should be protected with cardboard corners

Step 5: Wrap the paintings with bubble wrap

Bubble wrap high-quality sheets to cover your paintings. Use a 2-inch bubble wrap to cover all areas of the painting.

Step 6: Set the artwork between foam boards

After wrapping everything, place the painting on two foam boards. Cover it with packing tape so that there is no movement or sliding during transit.

Step 7: Fill in the gaps with bubble wrap

To prevent your artwork from shifting around, place it in a shipping container. You can seal the box with high-quality packing tape and then call professional services for safe delivery to its destination.

About Delivery Limited

We offer museum-standard installation, transportation, crating, and storage services for Dallas, Tx homes, and businesses. Delivery Limited offers luxury relocation services along with a storage facility that is climate-controlled and closely monitored. We are experts in handling large-sized artworks, such as paintings and sculptures. Our team of professionals will handle your request.

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