cuadro (No. 7909826)

Length x Width x Height
80 x 60 x 10 cm
2 kg
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Total weight:
2 kg
1822 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Asturias, Gijón

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Hesse, Giessen

From 1 Oct 2021 to 6 Oct 2021

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Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes tricky and therefore should be planned carefully before first arrangements are made. Firstly, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs different ways of securing for transportation. The art section is really differentiated, you will find there a big array of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is usually very fragile and is prone to damages. What’s more many art pieces are atypical in shape as well as size, so transporting it with help of a post office often not an option. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it crucial to choose a trustworthy hauler and the best way of preparing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who will be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You must put ”fragile” sticker on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be extra careful while shipping it. When securing an art piece for transportation there is a problem of packaging. With items bought from a store you get an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that goes for household appliances). However with art there is no original box – you have to take care of it on your own.

What is the safest way to secure art for shipment? It depends on a piece you want to transport. When it comes to sculptures and pottery it is crucial to choose a box that could fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the art may be the cause of destroying the art during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Wrap the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently put it in the cardboard. If there is any empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble wrap and pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to put a “fragile” sign on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. There are boxes dedicated for painting transportation – with such box your painting will be secured during shipment – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations on the road. If you don’t have a box like that, you may ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap and stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that wrap the cargo in some soft material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to putting the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be transported vertically. With every piece of art make sure your load won’t fall over during shipment and that some other load won’t bump into it during such event as a sudden turn.