FAQ: How To Wrap Paintings For Shipping?

How do I protect my art for shipping?

Find a box that is a few inches larger than your artwork.

  1. Take two pieces of cardboard or foam board and cut it down to the inside dimensions of your box.
  2. Place your artwork inside a sturdy plastic bag to protect against moisture.
  3. Wrap artwork in at least one layer of bubble wrap, using packing tape to secure it.

How do I ship a large painting for shipping?

Instead of packing peanuts, always use bubble wrap to pack paintings. Large, 1” bubble wrap is typically recommended. Not lining your painting before wrapping in bubble wrap. If bubble wrap comes into direct contact with the surface of your painting, it may stick to the varnish and leave an imprint.

How do you wrap a canvas for shipping?

Properly Packaging your Canvas

  1. Cover your entire canvas with packing paper, taping it so that no part of the canvas is exposed.
  2. Wrap the whole canvas in a couple layers of bubble wrap and tape it so that it stays in place.
  3. If you have any more room, tape on another layer of foam sheets for additional protection.
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How much does it cost to ship a 16×20 canvas?

I just shipped one of my 16×20 paintings and it was $25 to ship through UPS. I would use the post office but they’re so rough with items and they don’t have a box to fit a 16×20 painting.

Where can I take a canvas to be stretched?

If you aren’t familiar with stretching canvas or simply do not want to stretch your own canvas prints, you can always take your prints to a local frame shop to get stretched.

How much does it cost to ship a painting USPS?

A very small print can cost approximately $5 to ship via USPS. For larger prints or paintings on paper, they can be rolled up and shipped in a tube for approximately $5-$20. Small or medium-sized paintings on canvas can be shipped via UPS or Fedex for approximately $10-$50, depending on the size.

Can I roll up an acrylic painting?

Fine art grade acrylic paint and medium films are generally quite flexible, and so can be rolled easily at warmer temperatures, but this inherent thermo-plastic nature of acrylic allows it to go back and forth throughout its life, moving from very soft and flexible at warmer temperatures, to harder and potentially

How do you package a framed picture for shipping?

Cut a piece of cardboard or foam board slightly larger than the frame, place it over the glass and secure it with packing tape. Wrap the entire piece in two or more sheets of packing paper and tape loose ends. If you want, add a layer of Bubble Wrap for additional padding and security. Secure with packing tape.

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How do you pack large artwork?

If you’re moving large pieces of artwork, it’s best to pack each piece in a separate specialty box that is slightly larger than the frame you’re packing. Purchase specialty boxes at a moving supply store or from a truck rental agency. If you can’t find specialty boxes, take apart a used box and flatten it.