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Art Handling and Installation Tips

Good art handling moves artwork from one location to another in a way that does no damage to the artwork. Basic care and common sense will usually be enough to achieve this objective. If the works to be handled are of a delicate nature, more than ordinary care and attention is required.

Once the art work is in your home then the process of deciding where to hang it and how best to install it on your walls or in other areas of your home begins.  A good in home installation company can help provide the services necessary to properly install artwork so that it is not only shown well but it is also protected.

When considering where to install your artwork it is best to consider the placement of your windows, doors, and any other fixtures that may impinge on the art work.  If you are installing window coverings, then do so before having your artwork installed.

A good installation company will use a system for hanging work that takes into consideration how the walls of your home are constructed.  The general principles for installing art remain the same, no matter what type of walls you may have. The installation company will provide any specific fixings or material necessary to ensure a good installation.  While installation is under way, it is important to keep a clean, orderly environment.  The interior installation service will advise you about correct siting of the work so that it is not exposed to heat or moisture.

A good interior installation service team will fit brackets to the work and try to select ones that can cope with the weight of the work as lengthy spells on a wall can weaken frail brackets. Different wall types require different methods for mounting work.

Good handling and proper installation is fundamental to the long-term care and preservation of a work of art. When moving art into or out of a building your installation team will ensure that door widths and heights are known in advance and have the move well prepared in advance. If the work is large (and the piece permits, of course) they will consider breaking it down into parts that can be easily disassembled and reassembled.

If the work is being shipped then it is important to impart to any movers or shippers that you need the work to be handled properly. Simple things like requesting that the work is transported in the correct orientation with arrows indicating such will help the installation team once it arrives.

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 4:20 pm and is filed under Installation.