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Title: How to glue canvases to wood panel? (after the painting is done)
Post by: Annie. on August 02, 2015, 07:07:05 PM
Hi,
I have an oil painting, and a few acrylic paintings, which have no edges (no extra canvas around the paintings).  So it cannot be mounted on stretcher bars.

I was told that it could be 'glued' to a wood panel.  Assuming this is true, what 'glue' do I use for oil painting?   and for acrylic paintings?

Many thanks.  Annie
Title: Re: How to glue canvases to wood panel? (after the painting is done)
Post by: dennis on August 02, 2015, 08:01:13 PM
I normally use a cold wood glue such as Ponal or similar. Brush it on evenly, making sure that you have enough glue on the edges to ensure that the canvas does not lift up.  If it is an oil painting make sure it is very dry (4 to 5 months) and then place a thin plastic sheet over the painting and add weights evenly over the painting. Every so often just rub over the edges to make sure they have not lifted up.
Title: Re: How to glue canvases to wood panel? (after the painting is done)
Post by: Annie. on August 03, 2015, 01:53:26 PM
Thank you very much Dennis.  :thankyou:

Your instructions are very clear.  I got very confused with the info I found from art supply sites on the internet.   So the glue also acts as a barrier against any chemicals in the wood which could damage the paintings. 

Best wishes, Annie