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Painting 180 x 150 (No. 3121218)

Painting 180 x 150

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Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Distance: 1084.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London Colney

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes difficult and therefore should be planned carefully before any arrangements are made. First of all, every field of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of securing for shipment. The art category is really varied, you will find there a huge collection of things from paintings and engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really delicate and therefore can be easily damaged. Other than that many art pieces are atypical in shape as well as dimensions, therefore shipping it with help of a courier is out of the question. And lastly art is a costly load, so it’s very important to find a professional hauler and the safest way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who will be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as fragile cargo. You ought to put ”fragile” sign on the box, to make sure that the hauler is extra careful when transporting it. When preparing an art piece for transportation there is 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 goes for electronics). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to take care of it on your own.

What is the safest way to secure art for transportation? It depends on a piece you wish to ship. With sculptures or pottery it’s important to select a box that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the cardboard and the load may be the cause of destroying the load during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, remember to transport them separately. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and carefully place the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble foil and pieces of cloth. Remember to place a ”delicate” sticker both on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for transporting paintings – with one of those, your painting should be secured during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations on the road. If you do not possess a box like that, you may ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble foil or stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble foil and stretch foil cannot 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 foil.

As for putting the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting must be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during shipment or that some other load won’t crash into it during for example a sudden turn.