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How To Bubble Wrap A Painting

Large bubble wrap rolls are a brilliant type of packaging material that has many important uses. It can be used for house moving, office moving, storage or shipping purposes, and it is often used by businesses as well as the public too. It is often fully recyclable, and the very effective for making sure that your items are safe from damage. It is filled with hundreds of tiny air bubbles that provide a layer of cushioning against damage. The material that surrounds the air bubbles is fully waterproof too, so it can protect from water damage as well as dirt as well. If you are using bubble wrap to move house, there are many different items that need protecting, and one of those could be the paintings in your home. Not all houses have paintings these days, but the ones that do are often very expensive and high cost. So how exactly should you effectively go about wrapping up a painting in the best bubble wrap for moving?

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  • Firstly, you will have to measure the painting, including the picture frame too. The reason is because you have to make sure that you buy a roll of bubble wrap that is the appropriate size for the painting that you are protecting. You’ll probably need several layers of bubble wrap around the painting to ensure that it does not get damaged, so you have to take that into consideration when buying a roll of bubble wrap. The length and the width has to cover it, and if the width does not, then you’ll have to take into consideration that you will also have to wrap the painting up in the other direction too, which will make up for the lack of width.
  • Once the high quality bubble wrap has arrived, the first step is to find a long or large table surface, which you will use for the wrapping. It is best to use a table surface because it will save you bending over which is much hard to do on the floor. A normal kitchen or dining table will do the job just perfectly.
  • Lay the first strip of bubble wrap out onto the table, but do not cut off the strip, keep the actual roll on one end of the bubble wrap strip. The reason for this, is because you are going to need more of it to wrap around the painting after.
  • Place the painting into the middle of the strip of bubble wrap, and bring the first side of the strip of bubble wrap up over the painting. Do not tape it to the painting obviously, because that will damage the painting, but just hold it there in place. Once you have done that, just roll over the other side which has the actual roll of bubble wrap on, and feed that around the painting several times, probably three or four times so that there is plenty of protection in place.
  • Next you’ll need to do the same in the other direction, so that it is like a cross. The reason for this, is so that both edges of the painting and frame are covered completely, so that nothing can get chipped or scratched.
  • You need some strong packing tape to hold the bubble wrap in place around the painting, which you can buy online from bubble wrap suppliers. Make sure you use strong adhesive tape rather than ordinary supermarket tape.