How to Pack Mixtiles for Moving

Picture frames are delicate and usually get damaged if handled without care. Mixtiles, on the other hand, have revolutionized the photography industry with their easy-to-handle and versatile characteristics.

Mixtiles are fixtures used to decorate the walls without damaging the paint. Today, these particular accessories are stylish alternatives to mounting your family or pet pictures on the walls. Your family pictures and paintings often appear like real-life versions of the social media photo feeds when mounted on the wall.

Nonetheless, homeowners are usually concerned about packing mixtiles for moving. Luckily, this article looks at the most efficient methods to move your mixtiles from your old walls to your new home.

How to Pack Mixtiles for Moving

Tools Required for Packing Mixtiles for Moving

  • Boxes
  • Soft packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Marker pen
  • Kitchen wax paper
  • Scissors

Alternative Wrapping Materials:

  • Parchment paper
  • Paper rolls
  • Plastic wraps
  • Tracing paper
  • Beeswax wraps
  • Pillowcases
  • Bedsheets

Steps-by-Step Process on How to Pack Mixtiles for Moving

Usually, there are seven steps involved when packing mixtiles for moving.

Step 1. Preparation

  1. Gather all the necessary equipment to ensure a smooth packing process
  2. Prepare a flat working surface and also make sure no water or dust is present on the surface. Clean the area with a dry cloth to remove any moisture or dirt.

Step 2. Unsticking

Hold the mixtile at the bottom and the top, then peel it off smoothly. Do this gently to avoid damaging the adhesive glue. Also, avoid peeling off the gum from the mixtile frame because it might damage the wall.

Mixtiles usually come off tidily if you do this process correctly. Do not touch the sticky backside of the mixtile with your hands or any other object. Touching the adhesive reduces the glue bonding when re-sticking the mixtiles.

Step 3. Protect the mixtile adhesive

It is necessary to maintain the mixtile adhesion because you have to re-stick your pictures and paintings.

  1. Place a kitchen wax paper on the sticky side of the mixtile to maintain its adhesion.
  2. Place the waxing paper on each mixtile. Do this immediately after peeling off the mixtile to avoid reducing the adhesion.

Remember: The longer you leave the back of the tape open, the more you compromise the adhesiveness of the mixtile.

how to pack mixtiles

Step 4. Packaging

You can pack the mixtiles in two easy-to-follow techniques.

  • Pile the Mixtiles on top of each other, then wrap the entire stuck using bubble wraps.
  • Wrap each mixtile individually with bubble wrap

Though, stack the mixtiles of the same dimension when using the first method. 

Step 5. Boxing

  1. Place soft packing paper at the bottom of the box and use them as padding.
  2. Gently stack all of them in the boxes for moving after you finish packing Mixtiles. However, use the appropriate boxes to ensure they fit tightly.
  3. Add more padding at the top after the box is full.
  4. Tuck the ends correctly and use seal tape to secure the box.
  5. Label the box “Mixtiles or fragile.”

Step 6. Transportation

When loading the mixtiles, place the boxes in a cabinet and lock them. Alternatively, place the mixtile boxes between furniture or confined spaces to avoid unnecessary movement.

Also, do not place the box on the vehicle’s floor to avoid water damage when moving Mixtiles.

Step 7. Mounting mixtiles back

  1. Clean the wallpaper using a dry cloth.
  2. Remove the kitchen wax paper to re-stick the Mixtiles.
  3. Mount the canvas board on the wall and use a spirit level or other similar tool to make sure it is straight.
  4. Apply enough pressure to grip the mixtile on the wall.

Dos and Don’ts

DosDon’ts 
Only use bee wax wraps, parchment paper, or kitchen wax paper to maintain the mixtile adhesive glue. Do not use aluminum foil whatsoever when packing the mixtiles.
Use an X mark to distinguish the top and the bottom side.Do not attach the sticky side of mixtiles.
Label the box as (fragile) for extra care when handling. Make sure no water gets in contact with the mixtiles when moving.
Contact professional movers. Do not put any item on top of the mixtile box when moving.

Conclusion

Mixtiles are more delicate than you might be thinking. Any tiny scratch, bump, or tear on the frame can cause significant damage.

So, always ensure to use the correct materials and tools to avoid damaging the mixtile. Furthermore, safeguard the adhesive behind for re-sticking the mixtiles on a new wall. Add a little bee wax or mixtile glue if a mixtile does not re-stick.

Contact a professional moving company if you have trouble removing the mixtiles from the wall. High Stream Moving professionals have the expertise and the necessary tools to remove, handle, pack, and re-stick Mixtiles. They’re just a phone call away – reach us at +1 (800) 871-3431.

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