HELP!!!! I have a rip in a canvas painting!!

I don't know how to repair, any idea will help
  4 answers
  • Thea Thea on Mar 19, 2017
    I have used some canvas glued on the back of the rip and touched up the front of rip with a little gesso spread with the finger. or in your case touch it up with a fine brush of the painting's colors.

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    • B. Enne B. Enne on Mar 20, 2017
      I was going to suggest something similar, like using archival fabric tape on the back, and then fixing the front , as Thea suggested.
      If it is worth something though, I would bring it to an art restorer.

  • Darvel Silda Darvel Silda on Mar 19, 2017
    Contact a local art gallery.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Mar 20, 2017
    I did as Darvel Silda suggested. Depends on how valuable the painting is. It cost me $800 but the nasty tear was repaired by a curator who did this work as a sideline. The pic was a keepsake from my uncle so had great sentimental value. Have never regretted the expense.

    • Shirley Ann Farris Shirley Ann Farris on Mar 21, 2017
      Thank you Marion, My painting has been in my family for many generations.I want to be careful with my repairs

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 16, 2019

    Or contact a local museum if there is one nearby to where you live.

    They should be able to refer to on to where you might get quality repairs done.