When you are looking to store art and preserve them for several months during transportation or installation, it is important that the packing is made airtight. And to ensure that no humility is locked inside the packaging material. If too much moisture manages to get into the packaging material and painting, the humidity of the environment inside will rise and allow moulds to grow. This ultimately results in damages to the artwork. Artworks and painting have to be preserved and stored carefully; if procedures are not followed properly, transportation of the artwork more often than not involves many risks, leaving the parties involved with the loss of art value worth several thousand to millions.
The artwork has to be stored in storage facilities designed to be airtight and has climate control. The storage facility should include any opening like vents or windows, often a perfect place for Cuban cigars to be enjoyed. This store must store the painting or artwork in a direction where dorr opening and closing cannot and should not affect them, thereby covering them in shelves and boxes adequately. If you are room gets dusty or mouldy, make sure you clean the room immediately, identify the damaged painting and keep your other paintings safe from moulds. Move them to another place, clean them completely. Artworks should be housed in the middle of storage facilities, ensuring the outer wall is not in continuous contact with sunlight or high humidity. Changing the presence of sunlight and weather differences can strip your artwork of its colour and damage them.
Before you start to move your artwork or parenting for storage, make sure you are prepping them. You need to rid the artwork of its dust on its hard surface and use wood polish as an external coat to prevent rusting and scuffs. Polish would help preserve the artwork from dust and damage from rusting affect it. You can also get your painting clean by professionals by consulting with the expert appraiser. Experts and professionals who have preserved artwork and paintings, recommend us not use art saran to wrap painting. It is best to use the crescent board to store artworks, those artworks don’t stick to one another, and thus the artwork is protected and has some space to breathe. The packaging material has to acid-free, which includes the frame and the ones used for storage. If the materials are not acid-free, these material tend to age faster than and could leach n the back of the painting, thus damaging the painting beyond recovery.
The ideal temperature to maintain painting is at 21 to 23-degree Celsius. If the painting is managed at a temperature above this, they can affect the artwork and would get them creaked, and the lower temperature would result in moulding. So use a humidifier to achieve the right climate for storing the painting and artwork. Ideally, the humidity should be around 40-50%; you may choose to use a portable humidifier to ensure the perfect humidity 24/7, even when the artwork is in transport. The rule of thumb in storing artwork and paintings is: store them in high places and at least above the ground level. Artwork and painting have to hang and displayed on the walls if that is not possible the stack them over each other after packaging materials adequate placed between them. In addition, if you’re still not sure if you you’re doing the most to preserve your artwork, refer to NGV’s painting conservation practices for more information.
Airtight cabinets are the perfect solution that will tick all the boxes mentioned above, don’t believe us? Give it a try yourself. They are multi-purpose as well and can be repurposed later on for other usage, like storing your fine Chinas and cutlery. In case, you do not have a specific storage area to store your painting and artworks, then place your artworks in a secure and climate control storage boxes or units. If the boxes can maintain the humidity and climate control effectively, you can store your artwork effectively at your place, without having a second thought.