Painting (No. 7570650)

Length x Width x Height
130 x 10 x 110 cm
7 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
7 kg
2752 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, Leitrim, Dromahair

29 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Dénia

14 May 2021

Art transportation

Art transportation can be tricky and have to be planned carefully before first arrangements are made. First of all, every field of art (sometimes every piece) needs its own ways of securing for transportation. The art subsection is very differentiated, you may find there a big array of things from drawings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really delicate and can be easily damaged. Moreover most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as dimensions, so transporting it with help of a post office is not an option. Finaly art is a costly cargo, so it’s very important to select a professional transport provider and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be directly responsible for transporting your load.

Art is thought of as delicate cargo. You should remember to place such sign on the package, so that the hauler know to be extra gentle when transporting it. When preparing a piece of art for shipment you will encounter a problem of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that is often seen for household appliances). However with art you don’t have any original box – you need to secure it by yourself.

What is the best way to pack art for shipment? It depends on a piece of art you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to find a cardboard that could fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the box and the load may be the cause of destroying the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, make sure to ship them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble foil and carefully place it in the box. If there is some space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble foil and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a ”delicate” sign both on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. There are special boxes for transporting paintings – if you have one of those, your painting should be safe during shipment – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations during shipment. If you do not possess such box, you may ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the painting in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

As for placing the load in a car, a painting must be shipped vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t fall over during transportation and that some other load won’t crash into it during such event as a sudden turn.