Storing wall art

Art of all kinds always has at least two things in common – it is valuable and personal to the owner, whether it is a children’s masterpiece or an expensive painting.  Either way you will want to make sure that it stays looking its best and if you have art that just does not fit into your home, you may need to think about putting into storage.

One of the most important tips to remember when putting art into storage is never to wrap it in plastic.  Plastic traps humidity, which can not only cause insect problems but also result in the growth of mold.  The good news, however, is that some very effective ways to provide protection for your art do exist, such as wrapping it in tissue paper that has been specifically manufactured for packing and storage.

This method enables the art to breathe and also prevents scratching to the surface of the artwork.  Artwork can also be positioned between two pieces of foam board, which can be easily located in the average craft store.  The corners should be taped in order to keep the art secure between the boards and the entire painting should be wrapped in craft paper.  Wrapping artwork with a blanket or sheet is also acceptable before putting it into storage.

Another good piece of advice is to try to avoid allowing the wrapping material to actually touch the front of a painting.  If this seems unavoidable, you could try putting wax paper between the wrapping and the painting.