That beautiful piece of art that’s hanging in your living room may be worth more than all your other belongings put together. For this reason alone, it is imperative to know the safest way to pack artwork for moving to your new home. Whether your hire Seattle full-service movers to get the job done, or you do it on your own, make sure you know what needs to happen to keep your piece of art protected during the move.
Cover it All Up
All pictures, paintings, and canvas paintings can be packed and secured with a full layer of bubble wrap. Oil paintings MUST use clear plastic wrap that is acid-free. If not, the plastic wrap can damage your painting. Make sure you wrap the entire painting- front and back. Don’t miss the corners and edges of the frame. Make sure you don’t lean the front of the painting against anything jagged. And please make sure you tape the wrapping shut so it doesn’t unravel during the move. You can get a skinny cardboard box to put the wrapped painting for extra protection.
Insure Your Artwork
Before you put the artwork in the hands of your family and friends or a professional mover, make sure you insure it at full value. Don’t settle for a company that will only partially insure the piece of art- find one that will cover it fully. This way if something happens, you are protected for the value of the painting.
Don’t Pack it Flat
Many people will take a piece of art and place it flat onto the ground, face down or face up. This is one of the easiest ways to damage your artwork. If something is stacked on top of it, falls on it or puts unnecessary pressure on it, the artwork can be irreparably damaged. Made sure you stand it on its side to allow it to absorb more pressure. The best thing to do is to pack it between two heavy items that won’t move.
If you are nervous about handling your valuable art on your own, call our team at Established Moving & Storage. We’ll ensure your artwork is packed to safely reach your destination. Don’t stress- pack artwork for moving with confidence when you hire our Seattle full-service movers. Relax. We got this.