As a follow up to my earlier post about packing and transporting panels (use cloth bags, stack vertically), here‘s what I use for packing and shipping: foam carpet underlayment. Buy at Home Depot or Lowe’s. It comes in tall rolls, is inexpensive- about $35 for 100 feet, is easy to wrap, takes up less space than a roll of bubble wrap, and the insulation is added protection in cold months.
I discovered it when I had to ship about 75 paintings from Germany to US when we moved in 2019. For containers I used sturdy plastic foot lockers. I mailed my best pieces, but the others went on our shipping container and crossed the Atlantic- 3 months in transit- no temperature controls and God knows what kind of conditions. The boxes were pretty banged up but my paintings were fine!
I also use it when I am hand-delivering a piece to a client and I want it to be presented/wrapped professionally.
Wrap first with wax or parchment paper of course as the foam should not touch the wax surface.
I hope you find this helpful. I live and work in Nashville, TN and I love teaching. Check out my workshop page- I offer group workshops and private/small groups.
All the best, -alison.