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1 big painting, 1 medium size mosaic mirror (No. 5521038)

1 big painting, 1 medium size mosaic mirror

Item length [m]:

1.5

Item width [m]:

1

Item height [m]:

1.5

Total weight [kg]:

80.00

Type of service:

Transportation only

Safety instructions:

Mirror and paining needs special care

Packaging description:

1 big painting, 1 mosaic mirror, additionally few boxes, 1 big luggage bag and. 1 bosu trainer

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1657.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater Manchester, Bury

2 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Jelenia Góra

Flexible dates


Art transportation

Art shipping can be tricky and have to be thought through carefully before any preparations are made. First of all, every field of art (sometimes every piece) needs its own ways of securing for shipment. The art section is quite diverse, you can find there a wide array of things from drawings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is usually really breakable and therefore is prone to damages. Other than that many art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, so shipping it by post office is out of the question. And lastly art is an expensive load, which makes it crucial to choose a professional hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate load. You have to remember to place such tag on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be especially gentle while shipping it. While preparing a piece of art for transportation you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to secure it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to pack art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you want to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the cardboard and the load can lead to damaging the art during transportation. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, remember to transport them separately. Wrap every part of the art in bubble wrap and carefully put the cargo in the cardboard. If there is any space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble wrap or Styrofoam. Don’t forget to put a ”delicate” sign both on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for shipment will look a little different. There are boxes dedicated for painting transportation – with such box your painting should be secured during shipment – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some fabric or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors during shipment. In case you do not possess such box, you may ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble wrap and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil and stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some soft material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure your load won’t tip over during transportation or that some other load won’t bump into it during such event as a sudden turn.