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Bringing pictures from UK

Post by Pioneer » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 4:51 am

No doubt a question that has been asked a zillion times already, but as we get closer to our moving date, I have read various peoples concerns about bringing pictures in Singapore because of the humitdy.

We have a number of resonably priced (S$2000+) limited signed prints from UK artists that are mounted and framed behind glass. We are somewhat attached to them and I am worried that we may end up unintentionally damaging them due to the humidity.

Does anyone have a view / opinion on it.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 7:49 am

Here are some things you can do to keep them mold-free:

Hang them in a room with air conditioning and use it. Run the air/con a few hours a day.

Don't hang them on a wall under a wall-mounted a/c unit. They all leak.

Buy the heavy felt discs, usually used to put under furniture legs to prevent scratching the floor. Apply these to the back of your artwork, 4 in each corner or more. Your goal is to create enough space so that air can flow behind.

Hope this helps, good luck with your move.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 8:05 am

What else can we add? Everything has been said... =D>
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Post by Pioneer » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 4:56 pm

Thanks for the advice, I now feel a bit more confident in bringing them over, just hope the walls in the condo will take the weight :lol:

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 5:42 pm

Pioneer wrote:Thanks for the advice, I now feel a bit more confident in bringing them over, just hope the walls in the condo will take the weight :lol:
Are you kidding? They'll be 8 inch thick poured concrete! I hope you have a masonary drill bit or you're going to need a handy man... :wink:

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Post by Pioneer » Tue, 06 Dec 2005 7:20 pm

Great, no point getting a handyman in as my wife is convinced she got one as part of the marriage deal :lol:

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