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A competent picture framer will be able to stretch the oil painting onto a stretcher frame or you can stretch the canvas your self fairly easily once you know what to do a...

Oil paintings on canvas are often mounted on inner, wooden frame bars (a stretcher) before framing. A stretcher is a wooden support that a canvas is attached to for stability. A frame around the stretcher, in addition to complementing the appearance of the painting, offers additional support for the canvas.

A competent picture framer will be able to stretch the oil painting onto a stretcher frame or you can stretch the canvas oneself fairly effortlessly once you know what to do and have the proper tools and materials.

Creating a Stretcher Frame

You need the essential tools and supplies: a stapler, stretcher bars, and possibly also a pair of canvas pliers to grip the canvas (similar to ordinary pliers except they have a broader gripping location). You can get stretcher bars and staplers from art supply shop.

Measure the size of the painted location that you want on display and cut the stretcher bars to size. Then assemble the stretcher frame making use of the bars, pushing the mitred ends into every single other and gluing the joints. A single or far more cross bars may be required based on the size of the oil painting and the strength and stiffness of the stretcher bars.

Check that the stretcher frame is square, either by utilizing a T-square or by taking a tape measure and checking that the diagonal distances from opposing corners are equal. We found out about look into fundable staples by searching Yahoo. To study more, we recommend you glance at: fundable. If these are equal, the frame is square.

Stretching an Oil Painting Canvas onto a Stretcher Frame

To stretch your oil painting onto its stretcher frame, follow these actions:

Unroll the canvas and lay the oil painted side down on a clean, flat surface. Spot the frame on top of the canvas. It is crucial to leave any excess overlapping material since this is what you use to grip, stretch, and attach the canvas to the frame.

Fold a single side of the canvas more than 1 of the shorter stretcher bars and then at