How do I repair ripped canvas art?

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My canvas portrait was ripped during our move. Is there a way to repair it?

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  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Aug 16, 2018

    I'm sure there is, but I'd take it to a professional photographer or framing place to see what they'd recommend. If it were me, I wouldn't trust myself trying to fix something that has that much sentimental value.

  • Bijous Bijous on Aug 16, 2018

    Hi Rosie. If you're not familiar with working with glues, canvas and paints, please let this up to an expert. In the interim, store it on acid free tissue paper, canvas side down (if you have no animals, under a bed is a good place). That way the tear will not pull the canvas down further. Good luck.

  • Marc Erick Marc Erick on Aug 16, 2018

    Use an acid free white craft glue on the back of the tear...it will adhere the tear. Personally, I have used Duluth Tear Mender...you can find on Amazon or craft stores. If the tear is large, they also sell mending fabric tape as well. Hope this helps!

  • William William on Aug 16, 2018

    I agree. Take it to a framing shop. They have the proper materials and experience.

    • ROSIE ROSIE on Aug 16, 2018

      Thank you. I probably will. that is what most people are saying.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 16, 2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSh8T1ax1Pk


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhhu0AZ_WVI


    here are a couple of ideas for you Rosie!

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