Crating and Shipping Paintings
Crate, Pack & Ship Paintings
Craters & Freighters of St. Louis has mastered the art of packaging, crating and shipping paintings! For over twenty years, we’ve shipped every type of medium including oil, acrylic, gesso, wax, collage and many others. We understand the unique fragility inherent to paintings and take special care and consideration when determining appropriate packaging, crating and transportation methods.
We don’t just place your artwork in a box or provide you with do-it-yourself packaging materials and shipping a label. Craters & Freighters provides services that are tailored to your item’s specific needs to ensure safe and secure packaging and shipping.
Why Choose Craters & Freighters to Ship Your Paintings?
Craters & Freighters of St. Louis provides the following one-source packaging, crating and shipping solutions for paintings. We can provide one or all of the below options. We work with artists, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors and auctioneers!
- Insurance coverage
- White glove residential & business pick-up
- Packaging using wraps, foams and cushioning
- Archival packaging materials are available
- Moisture barrier bagging to protect items during waterborne export shipping
- Double & tri-wall corrugated containers
- Custom wood crates
- ISPM-15 heat treated wood crates for international shipping
- Ground, ocean and air transportation
- Residential & business delivery
- Expedited services available
How to Ship a Painting
Our painting packaging specialists will ask the following questions to make certain we provide superior protection using the latest packaging and cushioning options available for your painting’s care. You may want to ensure you have the following information at hand prior to talking with a shipping specialist:
Q. Is the painting oil, acrylic, gesso or wax?
Q. Is the medium used sensitive to heat, cold or moisture?
Q. Is the artwork on canvas, wood, metal, glass or other material?
Q. Is the painting framed?
Q. Is the painting framed with wood, glass, metal or other material?
Q. Is the frame fragile or ornate?
Q. Is the frame antique?
Q. What are the dimensions and weight of the painting?
The value, pick up, delivery, insurance requirements
Next our team will ask some general questions about your painting(s). The value, pick up, delivery, insurance requirements and your budget will determine what type of container is used.
In some instances, a custom made corrugated container will provide outstanding protection, while high value, antique or fragile paintings may require a custom designed wood crate.
Q. What is the painting’s value?
Q. Where is the painting being picked-up?
Q. What is the painting’s final destination?
Q. Where will it be delivered? A residence or business?
Q. Does the painting require insurance?
Q. When does the painting need to be picked up and delivered?