How to pack a painting for transportation in Boston?
Not all art lovers know how to properly transport their canvases. The information below will be useful to those who want to bring the paintings safely.
First stage: careful packaging
Currently, paintings decorate the walls of both residential buildings and workrooms. Presented by loved ones, they create comfort and warm the heart. In addition, some canvases are of artistic value and cost a fortune. But no matter how expensive the painting is, its owner has a lot of questions when it comes to the safe transportation of the canvas. How to deliver so as not to spoil anything, how not to damage the canvas and not to violate the integrity of the coating? In order for none of the above to happen, you need to take a responsible approach to the issue of transportation. First you need to find and prepare everything you need for a thorough packaging. We will need:
cardboard or thick paper;
packaging stretch film;
bubble wrap;
duct tape;
a piece of plywood.
Packed according to all the rules, the painting is guaranteed to reach its destination without damage. Not only the canvas will be protected, but also the frame. There are several options for packaging paintings, depending on the type of transport for transportation, air temperature and other environmental conditions. Let's consider this question in more detail.
Proper packaging of the painting: step-by-step instructions.
Art canvases are very capricious, even a slight blow to the canvas can cause damage to the paint layer. Moreover, during transportation, cracks and small dents may appear on the painting, which subsequently are very difficult to restore. But not only do the canvases suffer from mechanical damage during transportation, weather conditions, changes in air temperature, humidity and lighting can also have a negative impact on them. All these factors can cause irreparable damage to both the canvas and the frame. To avoid this, it is necessary to pack the picture correctly. How can this be done?
We pack the picture in a frame.
Specialists of companies involved in the organization of relocations, based on their own experience, advise to carry paintings in a frame. This is convenient and more reliable, if only because the protruding part of the frame provides additional protection to the canvas.
It is necessary to pack the paintings in several layers. The first layer is a stretch film. She needs to carefully close the canvas and wrap the edges of the frame. Then there is a layer of air-bubble film. Due to its properties, it creates an air cushion and provides cushioning, protecting the canvas from mechanical influences. In order for the packaging materials to be securely fixed and perform all their functions, we carefully fix the edges and joints with adhesive tape.
Remember that the adhesive tape should never be glued directly to the frame or to the canvas, otherwise unattractive sticky traces may remain when it is removed!
Then the picture packed in film should be placed in a box made of thick paper or cardboard. If the design of the right size is not at hand, you can make it yourself! To do this, we put the canvas on a piece of cardboard or a sheet of thick paper and cover it with another sheet of the same. We bend their edges inwards and secure the entire structure with adhesive tape. For paintings of particular value, rigid packaging is most often made of plywood. This material is tougher and denser than cardboard, it better protects against mechanical damage and environmental influences.