5 tips for packing paintings when moving

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If you are moving to a new home, keep the following 5 tips in mind while packing your paintings to keep them safe and protected.

  1. For packing unframed paintings, wrap the painting in an acid free tissue paper. Fold four pieces of acid-free tissue paper into triangles and keep one side open. Now place the triangles on each corner of the painting. This would help secure the painting to a strong backing material.
  2. Tap on the paper corners that you have just made and mount the wrapped piece with tape to a strong cardboard or foam core. Put a few layers of cardboard on both the sides of the newly secured piece. Now tap these pieces together.
  3. Take two pieces of corrugated cardboard. Place the painting in between them and securely tape all the sides. For enhanced protection you may use a mirror box.
  4. For packing a framed painting, use a box or build a crate that can fit the piece. There should be 3 inches of space available on all the sides of the frame.
  5. Wrap the painting with an acid-free tissue paper. Now wrap the piece in bubble wrap ensuring there is adequate coverage on the corners. Place a layer of foam in the box to create a layer of protection and rest for the painting. Pack all the open areas surrounding the painting with the packing material. The more tight the fit, the less would be the potential for damage.

Look for reliable movers in NYC. Professional moving company in New York City would pack your artwork correctly to ensure that they are moved safely to your new home.