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by wendypuerto » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:26 pm

Has anyone a remedy for straightening a warped Canvas.?
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by brianpetrie » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:07 am

Put it in a frame Wendy. It won't be strong enough to warp that too. Unless you used girders as a stretcher !!
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by wendypuerto » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:25 am

The buyer wants to hang it frameless :( ,

I had heard that I could back it with hardboard secured to the back frame edge but not sure if it would work?
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by brianpetrie » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:27 am

What size is it ? Hardboard can warp easily, plywood is better but can be heavy if it's a large painting.
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by wendypuerto » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:43 am

90 x 60 cm 36 x 24 ins
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by brianpetrie » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:24 am

You'd be better re-stretching it if you can
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by jeanniezelos » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:55 am

I was thinking that Brian - its irritating how some canvasses just aren't quite square ( or rectangular) and even more so to get a warped canvas - I take it its a finished work Wendy? could you get a framer to re stretch it on new bars if you can't do it? ( i know i wouldn't be able to...)
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by Dennis S. » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:57 pm

Is it the stretcher bars that have twisted? if so there is no effective remedy except taking the canvas off and restretching it onto a different stetcher, or you could carefully cut the canvas off the stretcher and glue it with either rabbit skin glue or pva to a piece of plywood that has battens on the back.
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by wendypuerto » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:04 pm

Thank you :) Could I remove the stretcher bar and replace it with another or apply a second stretcher bar?
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by wendypuerto » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:19 pm

All is well it costs about £50.00 average price to get a gallery framers to restretch it. :)
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by Dennis S. » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:09 pm

It would cost you a fraction of that to do tt yourself if you send off for the correct size stretcher bars from Jackson's . I can give you sometips here if you dpo not know how to do it, (it is easy) or send it to me and I will do it for£25.00! (plus p&p)!
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PostRe: Warped Canvas

by wendypuerto » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:34 pm

I wouldn't feel confident ennough to do it myself.
I can't do anything untill the client emails me back, I was going to get a local framer to them to do it, so that it has less twoing and froing in the post, less odds of getting damaged,

Thanks for the offer though :)
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