Whats the best way to send painting across the country?
June 5, 2009 10:02 AM Subscribe
Whats an inexpensive way to send 2 paintings from Boston to San Francisco?
posted by askmeacct to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One painting is 4 ft. x 5 ft. and the other is 1-1/2 ft. x 2 ft. The bigger one is oil on canvas, the other is acrylic on canvas, and they are both stretched on wooden frames about 2 in. thick. They're a gift for friends and don't have a high monetary value, so I'm definitely not looking for museum quality shipping. I'd prefer to spend under 100$ each.
Is there a specialized service that will get them there undamaged? How much would that cost?
Would it be possible to use something like Fedex or UPS, or just the regular postal service? How should I package them to avoid damage? Do I need special stickers on the box saying "be careful!" or something like that?
If you've ever sent paintings through the mail, I'd like to hear about your experiences.