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huge painting to London (No. 365057)

huge painting to London

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United Kingdom, Londyn

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United Kingdom, Londyn

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Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore ought to be thought through carefully before any preparations are made. For one, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is very differentiated, you can find there a wide variety of things from drawings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really breakable and is prone to damages. Other than that many art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as size, therefore transporting it with help of a courier is not an option. And lastly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it very important to find a professional hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is thought of as delicate cargo. You must remember to place such sticker on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be especially gentle while shipping it. When securing an art piece for transportation you will encounter a problem of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (e.g. that is often seen for electronics). However when it comes to 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 of art you want to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to select a box that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the box and the load may lead to damaging the art during transportation. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, remember to transport them separately. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently put it in the box. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Remember to place a “fragile” sticker both on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Securing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. There are special boxes for painting transportation – with one of those, your painting will be safe during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations on the road. In case you do not possess a box like that, you can ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap and stretch foil shouldn’t touch the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the painting in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the cargo in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be transported vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo will not be able to fall over during shipment or that nothing will bump into it during such event as a sudden turn.