Summer’s intense heat doesn’t just cause our garden to dry out, it can also severely damage your fine art while in storage. Your fine art is valuable so it makes sense that you do what you can to protect it. Here are a few extra measures you can take to ensure your fine art is kept safe during the summer months.
Choose the right storage room
The room in which your art is stored can make a huge difference to the longevity of the work. Valuable art pieces can be affected by sunlight, smoke, humidity and temperature, resulting in severe and irreversible damage. Make sure the room you store your fine art is not affected by changing temperature and climate conditions. Finding a room in your own home can be difficult as space can also become an issue. Trust Grace Fine Art to store your fine art pieces for you. Our storage vaults meet gallery and museum standards and feature state-of-the-art security.
Prepare your art for storage
Before you place your art in storage, take the time to clean it. This will prevent dust particles or dirt sitting on your art for long periods of time and causing rust, discolouring or damage. Also make sure your art is dry before placing into storage to prevent the growth of mould. When it comes to protecting your art, wrap it in protective packaging materials that will allow the art to breathe and not sweat. Always store your art off the ground so prepare to hang your art or sit it up on something stable and secure.
Control the climate and temperature
One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to your fine art is the climate and temperature. This is harder to manage in summer as days can reach extremely high temperatures. You can easily control the humidity in the room with the use of a humidifier. Of course, if you don’t have the space, time or money to properly control the climate within the storage room, leave it up to Grace Fine Art. Our fine art storage vaults are climate controlled to protect your art against fluctuating temperatures.
Secure your art
It’s not enough to simply prepare your fine art for the summer heat and leave it at that. You should always take security of your art into consideration. At Grace, we provide high-quality secure storage solutions in key locations around the country to ensure your art and antiques remain protected in our care. Our secure storage facilities feature restricted and monitored access and entry, electronic inventory and tracking and Australian Customers and Border Security compliance.
Need help storing your fine art during the summer? Let Grace Fine Art help. We have the largest climate and humidity controlled logistic networks with more than 20 dedicated vaults and 70 branches in Australasia. This allows us to provide a tailored fine art storage solution for you, anywhere in the country.