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Old 08-16-2004, 12:32 PM
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PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

Others may have used this method to ship rolled canvas but thought to share this in case it hasn't been mentioned.

I recently mailed a 2 1/2 ft. x 4 ft rolled canvas painting 2-day priority mail to Washington state and used pvc pipe to ship the painting. It comes in different dimensions so padding to protect the painting easily fit inside the pipe. I purchased the end caps, taped them so they wouldn't work loose and then covered the pipe with brown wrapping paper for labeling purposes. The pipe was purchased from a hardware store and along with bubble wrap, postage, insurance and tracking costs, I spent less than $20.00 overall. It arrived in excellent shape and in a timely manner.

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Old 09-07-2004, 08:22 PM
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Re: PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

This is a great idea, Ann! There's no way it would get crushed during shipping! Very clever!

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Old 09-08-2004, 09:24 AM
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Re: PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

Helen, glad it was useful information. I've received so much useful help and information from Wet C. and thought someone else might be interested in knowing how well this worked. I live in a pretty rural area and access to shipping materials is limited unless I travel to a larger city or make my own.

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Re: PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

Very cool idea!!!

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Re: PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

did you put any other kind of paper in as you rolled the painting up? I have to mail a painting out soon, and I'm concerned about the surface of the painting as I roll it over itself.
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Re: PVC Pipe for Shipping Rolled Canvas

Hello all! Excellent idea using plastic pipe for mailing. To Finch: as long as the paint is truly dry, you do not need anything to protect the paint from itself. Just remember to roll it with the paint side out; paint side in causes cracks. If you do wish to protect the paint more just use Kraft paper, or even wax paper. For further protection, fill the inside with bubble wrap. Don't use plastic peanuts.
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