Here is a quick DIY project that will help reduce the risk of damage to your paintings and frames during transport. I layer paintings in my car, back to back and front to front, with these between each of the front-facing frames. Not only does it keep the frames from getting scratched, it provides stability and less sliding.
|Area rug gripper, about $20 at department stores or online.|
area rug gripper or shelf liner
1x2 furring strips from a building supply
heavy duty stapler
|1x2x8 inch furring strips from Home Depot only 97¢ ea.|
2. Cut strips of rug gripper that are the proper length for your wood strip, and wide enough to wrap around it about 2 times. This adds padding to the strip as well as a non-slip surface.
3. Secure padding with heavy duty staples.
NOTE to acrylic, gallery-wrap users: Do not use these directly between front-facing paintings. The nature of acrylic to rubber in a hot car can cause sticking and damage. Only place them between back-facing paintings where stretcher bars will have direct contact.
Artist and Instructor, Lori combines her passion for painting from life with her great love for travel. After spending six months each year on the road painting, she enjoys time spent working in her studio. Find Lori at: www.loriputnam.com or: www.loriputnampaints.blogspot.com READ MORE