Our movers are trained to protect wall art in a few different ways depending on their particular size and shape (this is not a reference to the size and shape of the movers, but the artwork). First a blanket is laid down on the floor. One picture is laid face down on the blanket. If a frame of similar size can be laid opposite facing up, and can be covered completely when the blanket is folded over on both sides, and the top and bottom, then two pictures can be packed together. This applies to glass also and gives additional strength as the rigidity of the two frames or glass are combined. If only one picture can fit completely covered in the blanket due to the size of the picture, then it may be necessary to use one blanket each for larger frames. Once the blanket is folded neatly it should be secured with packing tape, or moving bands.
Another method typically reserved for valuable/original artwork is crating. When frames are crated, they are first wrapped in glassine paper, which is a moisture resistant non toxic paper used to protect artwork. Once wrapped in glassine paper, the frame is wrapped in bubble wrap with the flat side toward the frame (bubbles out). A custom crate is then constructed consisting of plywood and lumber with the frame fitting securely inside. This same process used when frames are shipped for galleries offering the ultimate protection.
No matter your needs, Conveyance is here to provide you with the level of protection you deserve to keep your prized possessions safe and secure. Please feel free to contact one of our Moving Coordinators at 844-ECO-MOVE to discuss your needs or concerns and how we can provide the best service for you.