Shipping Paintings

Washington DC. Maryland and Virginia

International and Domestic

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Shipping Paintings in Washington DC. Maryland and Virginia

Shipping paintings requires careful handling to ensure they arrive at their destination in pristine condition. Here are some steps to follow when shipping paintings:
  1. Prepare the Painting:
    • Remove the painting from its frame if possible, especially if it's a valuable or delicate piece.
    • Protect the surface of the painting with glassine paper or acid-free tissue paper. This prevents the paint from sticking to any covering materials.
  2. Choose the Right Packaging Materials:
    • Use a sturdy, appropriately sized box or crate to house the painting. The box should be at least 2-3 inches larger than the painting on all sides.
    • Use bubble wrap, foam board, or cardboard corners to protect the corners of the painting.
    • Get a piece of foam board or cardboard to sandwich the painting, providing extra protection.
    • Use packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or foam padding to cushion the painting within the box. Ensure there's enough padding to prevent any movement inside the box.
  3. Seal the Package Securely:
    • Seal the box securely with packing tape. Ensure that all seams are tightly sealed to prevent any moisture or dust from entering.
  4. Label the Package:
    • Clearly label the package with both the sender's and receiver's addresses.
    • Write "Fragile" and "Handle with Care" on the box to alert handlers to the delicate nature of the contents.
  5. Insurance:
    • Consider purchasing shipping insurance to cover the value of the painting in case of loss or damage during transit.
  6. Choose a Shipping Carrier:
    • Select a reputable shipping carrier that specializes in handling art and fragile items, such as FedEx, UPS, or a specialized art shipping company.
  7. Shipping Options:
    • Opt for expedited or express shipping to reduce the time the painting spends in transit.
  8. Tracking and Documentation:
    • Request a tracking number so you can monitor the progress of your shipment.
    • Keep records of all shipping documents, including receipts, tracking information, and insurance details.
  9. Customs and International Shipping:
    • If shipping internationally, be aware of customs regulations and complete any necessary customs forms accurately.
  10. Delivery Instructions:
    • Provide clear delivery instructions, such as requiring a signature upon delivery to ensure the safe receipt of the painting.
  11. Communicate with the Recipient:
    • Inform the recipient about the expected delivery date and tracking information.
  12. Monitor the Shipment:
    • Keep an eye on the tracking information and contact the shipping carrier if there are any delays or issues with the shipment.
  13. Feedback and Follow-Up:
    • After the recipient receives the painting, ask for feedback to ensure it arrived in good condition.
Remember that valuable or irreplaceable paintings may require specialized art shipping services that offer climate-controlled transport and additional security measures. These services may be more expensive but provide peace of mind when shipping valuable artworks.



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1Stop Pack N Ship, previously Metro Postal is Montgomery County’s premier packaging and shipping center, serving the Washington DC. Metropolitan Since 1984

Local Movers

Households and businesses are always moving to different cities. Sometimes they end up moving their stuff quite a few times. They can always avail the services of moving their stuff domestically. The stuff can either be transported through rail or trucks depending on the type of package being transported. The moving of items domestically is cheaper than other services.

International Moving

There are many times when the packages have to be shipped internationally. Moving stuff out of your country is a very crucial process. The companies that provide international shipping are aware of the laws and regulations of different countries where you want to send your stuff. Usually, people send gifts abroad but there are at times when families are relocating. If this happens then there might be certain laws that you must be aware of before moving your stuff. Moving companies help you to solve this problem by providing you guidance throughout the course. They also help you to pack your things in such a way that you don't face restrictions while shipping.

Freight Moving

You can also avail the option of sending you stuff through the water. Mostly businesses that are into export of goods use this technique. This option helps you to send a large number of goods and even to distant locations. Since you are exporting items, you must know the regulations of the country you are exporting to. Moving companies help you to learn about the rules and regulations so you can plan your cargo accordingly the next time. Moving your stuff through ships is cheaper than air. You might use air for smaller stuff but for large items such as cupboards or furniture, you can move through the water.

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Let us handle your overseas move. We’ll pick-up, package everything, load the container, strap it on the vessel for safe transport, complete all export documentation, and clear it through customs if needed. Europe, the Middle East, Israel, India, Africa, South America, Asia, and Australia. 1 Stop Pack n Ship is proud to be your local packing and shipping company on a world-wide basis.

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