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Title: Tighten your canvas
Post by: CarolHorvath on January 22, 2015, 08:18:54 PM
You artists  :painting: may know this already, but in case you don't here's a tip.
When your stretched canvas is bouncy and it drives you crazy :tickedoff: , just spray the back with a light mist of water.
It is surprising how fast it tightens up--almost immediately.  :)
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: Maryna on January 22, 2015, 08:22:51 PM
Never heard of that.
I like mine bouncy, but I put in all the stretchers, that little wooden things you put in the corners. Works perfect.
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: sally13 on January 22, 2015, 08:23:58 PM
Thats a great tip Carol. Ive done this and it works a treat.
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: CarolHorvath on January 22, 2015, 08:26:10 PM
Yw, hmmm this posted twice I had a problem with it posting and hit post a second time.
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: CarolHorvath on January 22, 2015, 08:27:10 PM
For some reason, mine always fall out.
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 22, 2015, 08:44:11 PM
Thanks for the tip, Carol.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: Bellarina on January 23, 2015, 02:58:12 AM
Nice for you to share Carol.  We won many new customers to our framing business when they came in with a painting they wanted restretched because of ripples and looseness.  We told them we'd try spraying the back first to see if that
worked first, and in many cases it did so they didn't have to pay for a re stretch.  :). Honesty always is a winner.
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: Val on January 23, 2015, 09:10:18 AM
Nevermind!  Just found the answer to my question I placed in the other thread!  :doh:    :2funny:
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: NHC50 on January 23, 2015, 03:02:23 PM
That's the way I have always done mine. But it is good to remind others.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Tighten your canvas
Post by: Northbound on February 03, 2015, 06:42:34 PM
Cool, didn't know that.  :)