If you have ever had the trouble of shipping a painting, don’t worry, you are not the only one; we’ve all had trouble with art shipment. Luckily, I stumbled upon a nice and easy shipment procedure that keeps your art intact.

 

To begin with, you need to stretch your painting on a wooden frame. Put your framed painting in fitting foam and ensure you cut the four corners accurately to defend the edges against bumps. This is a guaranteed way that will cover the corners.

All you have to do is take any precision knife heat it on a flame. After the knife is hot enough, cut the foam to form corner shapes. You should take the foam corners and place them on the four corners of the frame.

 

You should then take duck-tape and start spinning it around to fix the corners in sequence. You should spin the duck-tape to the width and then proceed to the length. Afterwards you are done with duck-tape; you should go to the wrapping part next.
You should only use business wrap nylon. Simply wrap the frame like you would wrap a sandwich till when you get some good resistance. Your painting is ready for shipment.

 

Shipping Sculpture

 

Handling fragile items more in particular shipping sculptures of value or sentiment can be a nerve wracking affair! If time has come where you have to ship a sculpture and you have no idea where to start, here are some great shipping ideas that will help you decide the best procedures to ship your sculpture.

 

Before you ship your sculpture, you should prepare it before ahead of time by carefully wrapping the sculpture in material that can withstand bumps, jarring and any other form of disturbance. Bubble wrap or foam casing or paper packaging material can be used to wrap the sculpture or for shipping painting.

 

After carefully wrapping the sculpture and having secured the wrapping with tape, you should proceed and box the sculptured carefully in a box which is approximate to its size and shape. You can take a bigger box and cut it down and carefully fold it and secure it around the sculpture.

 

You should worry if the box cover doesn’t form an impressive square and looks plain ugly; here you are not focused on the cover look but the security it gives to your sculpture. You are only creating a structure that is meant to support the sculpture securely.

 

The box you have covered the wrapped sculpture with should then be fit inside another bigger box or crate to help create a shock barrier for the sculpture. This procedure is known as the double-box barrier method.

 

Take the packaging a notch higher by lining the large box with packing material such as foam packaging, shredded paper and if you can get hay use it to line a wooden crate as the shipping container. Seal the outside box tightly and label it for shipping. The procedures will help you ship your fragile items safely!

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