Canvas Stretching - REcommended Gear
There are many types of canvas that you can buy by the yard or you can purchase a roll. We like the Medium-Weight Cotton Canvas.
Linen fabric is quite a bit more than the cotton canvas but is also very good for oil painting.. We love this unprimed linen fabric.
You need to have a good pair of scissors for cutting the fabric. We recommend this pair as it can cut some heavy duty fabric.
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Tailors chalk can be a great addition for your stretching needs as it comes off easily. Find out more about the tailors chalk by clicking below.
Canvas pliers can help you to properly stretch the canvas. We love these premier pliers who their rubber handle. Click on the link below to view the canvas pliers
Stainless Steel Rulers
A stainless steel ruler will help you to measure where you need to cut the fabric. We recommend getting at least a 24′ size. You can click below to view our recommended rulers.
All Kind of Fabrics
If you are looking for another kind of fabric or you want to experiment with another kind of fabric, you can find the full selection of fabrics by clicking on the link below.
All Kinds of Stretchers
There are many kinds of wood stretchers in a full range of woods and sizes. If you need a custom size they can also cut it for you. You can find out more by clicking below. .
We recommend this gesso as it is easy to put on and can be used for most kinds of painting If you are painting a lot you may need a large size. .
Once the gesso has been put on the canas you will need to have some sandpaper. This package of sandpaper is very good as it has a lot a few fine papers.
A small hammer is always useful as it will allow you to make sure the staples are completely hammered it and will not come out. See what hammer we like by clicking below.