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Learn how-to stretch canvas with Wet Paint in St Paul, Minneapolis
Why Stretch?
Having a choice of many types and sizes of stretcher bars and canvas gives you the freedom and satisfaction of customizing your own supports for painting.

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  • How to make a techniques. Canvas Stretching - Step 1
    Step 1

    After choosing a size, piece your stretcher bars together to form a frame

  • How to make a techniques. Canvas Stretching - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line up the grain of the canvas with the frame to ease stretching. Cut your canvas to give you an extra 3-6” margin to stretch.

  • How to make a techniques. Canvas Stretching - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull canvas around and begin stapling each side from the middle, then tap staples with a hammer if needed.

  • How to make a techniques. Canvas Stretching - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next staple the opposite side and repeat the process working outward. Canvas pliers pull the canvas tight and free your other hand for stapling. Fold corners as you would a gift and staple.

    Other tips:
    -Braces can be attached before you stretch for added support.
    -Keys are placed in the corners of stretcher bars after stretching to tighten both the frame and the canvas.

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