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Dec

What You Need to Know About Shipping Art to Your New Suncoast Home

When it comes to collecting art, you soon realize that some pieces are quite rare. These can take many years and a considerable amount of effort to acquire. If you are preparing to move, the last thing you want to do is leave your precious works in the hands of some careless movers. Here are tips on how you can get your artwork to its new home unscathed and intact.

Protecting It

Now that you've decided to join the Florida art scene, you have to protect your artwork while moving to your new home on the Suncoast. Unpakt emphasizes that having the correct kind of packing materials is the very first line of defense against any damage. The method of packing will depend on the type of artwork that you are shipping, so here are some tips. With sculptures, the first step is to protect the finish by wrapping the figure in cling wrap, making sure to cover every spot, no matter how small. Next, you should wrap the piece in bubble wrap until the entire figure is fully and heavily covered. Be sure to add a bit of padding inside the box before placing the sculpture there. If you do this, you should be all set. Framed works require a somewhat different approach. If your art has glass, you should first apply masking tape to the glass so that if it breaks, the damage will be contained. Otherwise, be sure to properly protect the painting or picture itself by covering it with a plastic wrap. After adding your bubble wrap and some padding, your piece should then be ready to go.

Setting It Up

When it comes to very valuable pieces, having art insurance is an absolute must. However, prior to having the art appraised for insurance, you will probably need to set it up. According to AirSea Packing, proper installation requires skilled handling. You need to have site assessment, protection and more before your art is ready. Your art must be protected from sunlight as well as extreme temperatures or overly damp environments.

Showcasing Your Treasures

Certain forms of art can require specific methods of display in order to maximize their grandeur. For instance, if you are hanging a work that is 3-D, White Cloud explains that you need to think outside the box and take the entire surrounding space into account. Hanging your art at an average eye level will usually be a good position for your piece to be seen.

Your art collection, whether it be large or small, is precious. If you are preparing to ship your collection off or you're starting to unpack it, protecting the art's facade or finish is very important. Once you've gotten your art to your new home safe and sound, be sure to set it up properly so that you may enjoy it for many more years to come.

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