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Tips for Storing Artwork

Art collecting can be a fun and worthwhile hobby. Even a small collection of art can become valuable over time. You may really like a particular painting or sculpture but not have the room to display it in your home. It can be difficult to find practical ways to store precious pieces of art. Art requires delicate handling and specific environmental conditions to prevent damage. A self-storage unit is a great way to ensure that your art collection stays safe while tucked away in storage. Here are some tips for how to safely store your art collection.

Storage Preparation                                                              

The most important aspect of storing your artwork is making sure that it is properly prepared to spend a long period in a closed environment. Dirt, dust and extreme temperatures can all cause irreversible damage to paintings and sculptures. Before storing your artwork, carefully dust the surface with a fine brush. Never clean your artwork with water or household cleaners. Wrap the piece of art in bubble wrap, felt or cloth and place it in a large garbage bag for secure protection. Never store pieces of art on top of one another or leaning against each other.

Climate Control

Once your art collection has been safely placed inside your storage unit, adjust the temperature. Extreme heat, cold and humidity can cause harsh damage to delicate pieces of art. Most canvas should be stored at roughly 21 degrees Celsius to avoid warping and stretching. At Migson Public Storage, we offer heated storage units to ensure the ideal environment conditions for your art.

Art collections require a significant amount of time, energy and money to create. Don’t let all that effort go to waste—protect your art with a climate-controlled storage unit from Migson’s Public Storage. Our units come equipped with the latest security features, including secure private locks and on-site security guards to keep your possessions safe. Contact us to find out how our versatile storage units can work for you.

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Posted on April 15, 2016 | Uncategorized

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