HOW TO STORE AND DISPLAY VINYL RECORDS

For many years now, the top issue brought up by Vinyl’s user was noise that vinyl makes when it is playing. The snap, crackles, pops, the background hiss, the clicks and many more.

But all these problems can be fixed if you display your vinyl’s on proper ways. So you’ve bought your killer record collection, – and the whole thing is lazy in a dusty box at some place, out of sight and out of mind. What if I say you to  display them?

Yes you heard me right…

Today I m going to tell you 4 ways how to display your Vinyl records.

  • RECORD FRAMES

For Displaying your Vinyl Record frames are the best way to display them. They look so great. They are so cheap so that they can easily available online. You can also bought them from any furniture store.  

But, However they make them very hard to access the record and by this you can also harm your vinyl record.



  • PICTURE LEDGES

You’ve normally seen these picture ledges at your local record store, lining the walls – they not only work as great displays, but give you easy access to your vinyl record collection.

Picture ledges normally used for pictures, as you can easily identify with their name.

Just beware of dust, as this method leaves your records exposed to the elements.

  • RECORD STORAGE CRATES

This is a backsliding . Wood crates used to be perfect for record collectors and crate diggers. They were available everywhere, Well-built and in perfect size. N now-a-years, the companies that made the crates have switched to plastic and changed the dimensions to restrain would be vinyl decoraters.

BUT not to worry-you can get record storage crates built perfectly to fit records.

  • VINYL RECORDS SHELF RACKS

These metal Vinyl record shelf racks are simply looks so amazing. As they maintain the Simplicity of modern home décor.  If your place is so sophisticated so, you can use these racks as inexpensive record display and holder.

Vinyl life can be last longer than you think. The thing that could damage vinyl’s life is manufacturing defect and dust & dirt. But very genuine vinyl’s life can be last long.

As on my last blog I already told that Vinyl records have four main enemies: dirt, dust, smoke and oily fingerprints. If you can protect your records from these enemies, they will last surprising numbers of years.

Now that you know the requirements for the location you should aim for while storing your records, let’s talk a bit about what vinyl records should be stored in.

  • Use protection. Unlike grocery bags, paper is out and plastic is in. Commercial vinyl records may be stored in their original sleeve, but should also be placed in a fabric softner polyethylene liner.
  • In addition to storing records in a plastic sleeve, you should store record covers in a plastic sleeve. To recap: put the record in a plastic sleeve and the album cover in a plastic sleeve.
  • Ensure the shelving you choose is sturdy enough to support the weight of vinyl records, which average 35 pounds per shelf-foot. All formats concentrate weight on the centerline of a shelf, which can cause some shelving to collapse.
  • To reduce static, opt for wood vinyl record storage containers instead of metal.

Especially when dealing with a collection of older records, it’s important to check for warps in the record. This happens when the vinyl is overheated or exposed to too much humidity. It can lead to bumps or irregularities in the shape of the disc.

  • Buy extra protective sleeves for your records.
  • If you have an expansive collection, chances are that you have a few records that are missing their protective sleeve. It’s important to keep your record covered before storing it, especially for vintage records.
  • Protect your records from dust.
  • Storing your records in both an inner and outer sleeve will protect them from dust. Also be sure to regularly dust and vacuum the area where you store your records.
  • Protect your records from heat.
  • Heat will ruin your records by warping them. Keep your records in an area that is room temperature, and away from windows, vents, radiators, and other sources of heat. Sunlight is also can cause damage to records, and can lead to warping or damaging. It is very important to make sure your that your records are not stored or played for long periods of time in direct sunlight.
  • Store records vertically
  • As records are heavier in the middle than the sides then, storing records horizontally for long periods of time will lead to damaging.

What do you think how many more ways to display Vinyl Records? Let us know on comments.

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