We stretch a canvas when we want to preserve it and prepare it before we frame it. We can stretch canvases that are painted or unpainted, and we can use different methods depending on how valuable the canvas is and what your specific needs are.
Why should you stretch a canvas?
Not every canvas needs to be stretched. Reasons for stretching a canvas include:
- Unrolling a canvas so it can fit in a frame
- Preserving a valuable canvas prior to framing
- When you want a canvas delivered that’s ready to hang on your walls