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When storing or shipping paintings one should avoid having plastic or “bubble wrap” in direct contact with the surface of the artwork. These wrapping materials can stick to the surface and leave an impression in the paint or varnish. This is especially true in hot weather.

How do you ship an oil painting on a canvas?

Wrap canvases completely in acid-free, archival-quality glassine paper to help protect against dust and moisture. Ensure that the paper covers all sides and edges of the art, and then secure it with acid-free artist tape. If you’re going to roll your painting, protect it with glassine paper.

How do you transport an oil painting?

2. Follows these steps when packing a painting.

  1. Minimize contact. The first step to conserving oil paintings and other artwork during transportation or storage is to minimize human contact.
  2. Wrap in plastic.
  3. Seal with styrofoam.
  4. Put in a small box.
  5. Pack with dense packing material.

What do artists carry their supplies in?

Transporting and Carrying Art Supplies

  • Art and Poster Tubes.
  • Paint Brush Holders and Organizers.
  • Canvas Carriers, Totes, and Backpacks.
  • Marker Cases and Organizers.
  • Pastel Storage Boxes.
  • Pencil Cases and Pouches.
  • Portable and Plein Air Easels.
  • Rolling and Utility Carts.

How do you transport an oil painting on a plane?

Package the art in a cushioned box or suitcase. Check with the airline before flying to ensure the packaged artwork meets carry-on requirements and that the airplane has the means to stow the art safely. Most airlines allow you to travel with crated artwork in your checked luggage.

How do you fly with a canvas painting?

Package the painting in a box that meets the carry-on size requirements for the airline. Put foam or cloth inserts on the face of the painting to keep it from getting scratched during the flight. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave.

How do you fly with a framed picture?

Frames on a Plane The TSA states that glass picture frames are allowed in both carry-on baggage and in checked baggage, but notes that “the final decision rests with the TSA officer.” Remember that even if the TSA gives the OK, you still have to satisfy the carrier’s regulations.

Can you fly with paint in your luggage?

Most paints and paint-related solvents are regulated as flammable liquids and are forbidden in carry-on or checked baggage. Many (but not all) artist paints are nonflammable and, if posing no other hazard, may be carried in carry-on and checked baggage.