Useful Tips to Help You Store and Organize All of Your Wall Art

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Storing art and keeping it safe can be nerve-wracking. If you are someone who loves art, then you probably have stacks of paintings at home. If you need to put them away, it is essential for you to store them in a safe space where they will not lose their true essence. If not taken care of, your art can become moldy, lose colors, or even get ruined. In this article, we will be discussing a few useful tips that you can try to store and organize your wall art.

Practice Careful Preparation

Before you put your paintings in storage, you need to make sure they are safe and protected. You will have to ensure that your artworks are wrapped tightly in a protective layer to hinder them from getting destroyed. For example, if you are putting away framed paintings then you can wrap them in a good quality bubble wrap or storage blanked. You should put padding over the frame and top it with firm cardboard and then seal it tightly with duct tape. On the other hand, if you want to store the paintings that have not been framed then you must cover the front with silicone release paper. Then wrap it using a hardboard. After that, put bubble wrap or blanket over the hardboard and follow the same steps as used for the framed paintings.

Prepare a Suitable Environment for Your Paintings

It is extremely important to control the climate of your storage room. If you are looking for space to store your paintings in your house, then you must avoid putting them in the attic or the basement. It is important for the storage room to not have any vents or windows. The best way to control the environment for your paintings is by getting a secure storage unit, as it will make it easier for you to keep the humidity levels and the temperature of the room in check. However, if you want to store it in your house, then it would be best to invest in a dehumidifier to avoid any damage. You should try to choose a room that is inside the house and does not have an exterior wall, as this increases the risk of exposing the paintings to sunlight, which may result in damaged and faded artwork.

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Keep Your Paintings Off the Ground

The best way to keep your painting safe is to keep them off the ground. It is said that paintings are meant to be hung. You can put them on a shelf or some space above the floor. If you own a storage unit, then you can hang them there as well. You can get chain link fences installed in your storage room to hang your paintings with hooks over the fences. Do not pile your paintings, or put them face down. This will destroy your paintings and expose them to disaster.

Your paintings deserve special treatment and extra care. This is why you must take all preventative measures to keep your artwork safe. You must not stack them over each other and try to keep them apart. You should try to hang your paintings. When putting your paintings away, you should cover them in a clean cloth, to avoid any risks of mold or dust accumulating.  If possible, try storing your paintings in a concrete room, as it will help decrease the dampness in the room by absorbing it, and hence reducing the humidity.