Cuadro x 25 (No. 7633871)

Cuadro x 25
Length x Width x Height
40 x 40 x 40 cm
1 kg
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Total weight:
25 kg
29 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Villaviciosa De Odón

From 28 Nov 2021 to 30 Nov 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

From 1 Dec 2021 to 2 Dec 2021

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Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore ought to be planned precisely before any arrangements are made. First of all, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) requires different ways of preparing for transportation. The art category is quite differentiated, you may find there a huge collection of items from paintings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is usually very delicate and therefore can be easily damaged. What’s more most of the art pieces are atypical in shape as well as dimensions, therefore shipping it with help of a post office often out of the question. And lastly art is an expensive load, which makes it very important to choose a trustworthy transport provider and the best way of securing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate cargo. You have to put ”fragile” sign on the package, to make sure that the transport provider know to be extra careful while shipping it. While securing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something from a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (e.g. that goes for household appliances). But with art there is no original packaging – you have to secure it on your own.

What is the safest way to pack art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you wish to transport. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a box that could fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the art can lead to damaging the cargo during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Wrap the whole piece in bubble wrap and carefully place the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sign on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting for shipment will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for transporting paintings – if you have such box your painting will be secured during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. In case you don’t have such box, you can transport a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble wrap or stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble foil and stretch foil cannot be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that enclose the cargo in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

As for putting the cargo in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during transportation or that nothing will crash into it during such event as a sudden turn.