by KC


Asked on Nov 15, 2019

How can I remove wrinkles from a canvas?



I bought a paint by number painting kit. it arrived very wrinkled with no way to mount the canvas, stretch the wrinkles out and paint on it.

5 answers
  • Beth
    on Nov 15, 2019

    Here are some good tips: https://www.canvastly.com/pages/tips-and-tricks

    From the site: "Just like clothing, canvases are made from cotton, linen or polyester and can be ironed. You need to be careful not to set the iron on a high heat though – keep it on a mid-range heat setting. You should lay your canvas face down onto a thick towel and mist the back of the canvas lightly with water from a fine spray bottle. You just need to dampen the fabric rather than soak it. Gently iron over the surface, keeping the iron moving, and your canvas will be wrinkle-free within seconds."

    And a tip for mounting it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wp68lBKUx8

  • Emily
    on Nov 15, 2019

    normally when one says "stretch a painting canvas" it means over a wooden frame meant to hold the canvas. What came in your kit? Are there wood pieces?

  • KC
    on Nov 15, 2019

    No, just the wrinkled canvas with the printed picture on one side with the numbers that correspond with the little bottles of paint. Four brushes and a picture of what the finished picture should look like. That's it. No instructions, no wood and the brushes are very cheap. I'm no artist but I can tell I need better brushes and some help with getting the canvas ready to paint.

  • Betsy
    9 minutes ago

    Hi KC: You can put the fabric face down and then place a moist cloth, like a cloth napkin, on the back and iron it on a warm setting. If you need to stretch it, you can use straight pins to stretch it and stick them into your fabric on ironing board:) Spritz lightly, stretch to shape and let dry. Good luck

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