how to repair a damaged canvas

by June
(Cyprus)

Get a sheet of oil canvas practice paper. Cut to cover damaged area, and extend a little beyond. Coat back of paper with pva glue. Apply to back of canvas. Gently press with dry cloth. Allow to dry.


Can infill any slight gap on front of canvas with pva or white acrylic and allow to dry. At one time I`d have thought, how could you rip a canvas? But this happened to me when I`d shopped for canvasses, and my lovely better half threw his joinery shopping on the back seat of the car and put a split in the canvas.

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Damaged Canvas
by: Jessica

Damaged canvas are sometimes really frustrating for Art students. I am studying art and I go through these types of problems daily. Now I will never throw my damaged canvas. I did not know that it was so easy to repair the canvas even with a gap infront of it. Thank you for this tip.

Jun 12, 2012
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Cracks in acrylic artwork
by: Maxine

Have painted a large painting in acrylics as a gift. Cracks have appeared at the top of the painting (probably due to storage at the studio next to a window in wet weather) . Can this be fixed?

Nov 05, 2009
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Oil Painting Restoration
by: Anonymous

If the painting is valuable consider having a professional restore the painting.

Search for "oil painting restoration" online. Also check out http://oilpaintingdoctor.com

Professional restores can repair holes, tears, scratches, and darkened varnish

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