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Acrylic Painting => Acrylic Painting General Chat => Topic started by: Steve Weatherwax on June 06, 2016, 01:50:33 PM

Title: Re-using old canvases
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 06, 2016, 01:50:33 PM
What do most of you do with used canvasses? Do you gesso them again or just paint them over with white?
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: NHC50 on June 06, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
I gesso over them. You can do it up to three times. It depends on the tooth.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 06, 2016, 06:09:49 PM
Thanks, NiƱa. I'll give it a try. :)
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: Annie. on June 06, 2016, 06:11:10 PM
Interesting.  I never thought of it.  Only painted gesso on old wood boards.
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: nolan on June 09, 2016, 12:30:21 AM
gesso them - just remember you can only gesso an acrylic painting
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: Annie. on June 09, 2016, 05:37:53 AM
Under small studio tips, someone reported using canvases to cover the floor under his easel to protect it.  When tired of it, would give it a wash, gesso, and paint (acrylic)  :confused:  He also said he tried to sale one as an abstract  :2funny:

His comment was that canvases was safer than a plastic sheet.
Title: Re: Re-using old canvases
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 09, 2016, 07:19:12 AM
Thanks for the tips, Nolan and Annie.

I use a painters canvas drop cloth under my easel. Works pretty well. Only $10 at Home Depot.