Green, White & Red Abstract Cloud Canvas

How to clean a canvas

You may be confident in the quality of our canvas prints when you pick us to make them for you. There is a lifetime guarantee, and we employ cutting-edge printing techniques to ensure that your product looks fantastic. We know you’ll enjoy hanging it on the wall for years to come, so it’s natural that you’ll want to maintain it looking its best at all times. Another big advantage of having photographs on canvas is that they are very simple to clean and maintain, so you can use these simple methods to keep your prints looking fantastic.

Step 1: Use soft dusting techniques. 

It is critical to keep your canvas pictures dusted. A mildly wet towel should sufficient for the majority of cleaning tasks. A soft cloth, like cotton or microfiber, works best and will keep your item from becoming damaged. While using a cloth, never spray water directly onto your work of art. Instead, dampen the towel and softly rub it over the canvas print. Another option for dusting the front of the poster is to use a very soft wire brush, such as a designer’s brush.

Step 2: Stay away from chemicals.

The following approach should sufficient to keep your print looking excellent. However, accidents sometimes happen, so if you want a different technique to clean your canvas, you have alternative possibilities. Always keep in mind that strong chemicals and home cleansers will most likely do even more harm, so avoid them if at all feasible. If your print requires a deeper clean as a result of an accident, it is best to contact a specialist art shop, which will be able to supply you with the contact information for a professional art cleaner.

Step 3: Hang your canvas up in the right place.

Certain places are better suited for displaying canvas prints. You should attempt to avoid hanging it in humid areas, such as tiny restrooms or places with poor air circulation. If you want to improve the odds of your canvas looking great for as long as possible, choose a location with lower humidity and fewer temperature changes. Canvas prints have also been made to be used indoors. You may keep your canvas outside for gatherings or parties, but after they’re finished, the print will be considerably more protected indoors. If you must take the canvas print outside, avoid exposing it to direct sunlight.

How to waterproof a canvas

When summer here, we’ll be spending more time outside, and you’ll want the perfect outdoor sanctuary to unwind after a hard day at work. You may draw influences from your inside design to create the perfect outdoor space. You may relocate some of your favourite works of art from the house to the porch or patio. There is some preliminary work to be done before, so let us teach you how to waterproof a painting for outdoor use; it is quite simple and won’t take long.

All of the materials you’ll need may be obtained at any art supply store or online.

  • A work of art
  • Polyurethane spray sealer 
  • Modification Clear acrylic sealant by Mod Podge

Sealing the Frame.

To begin, apply the polyurethane spray sealer to coat the canvas’s frame. Rollback and tape down any slack canvas on the rear, being careful to completely cover the frame. You should let it dry completely; leaving it overnight should enough.

Step 2:  Sealing the Canvas.

Now, to ensure that the canvas is well coated, spray the entire item, front and back, with Mod Podge. You should follow the directions on the container and spray in a well-ventilated area. To be on the safe side, re-spray the canvas when it has fully dried. You want your porch to appear nice so that the weather doesn’t ruin your artwork.

Step 3: Final stage.

If your piece of art is white, avoid using a polyurethane spray since it might leave a yellow tinge. Instead, spray only the frame. This was designed to protect outdoor furniture, not art, so use it with caution.

While Mod Podge includes both an outdoor sealer and a transparent acrylic sealer, using the outdoor sealer is not a smart idea. The outdoor sealer might leave a sticky coating on your canvas that is unsightly. The transparent sealer works exactly as well as the black sealer and is much easier to use. You can use both if you like but apply the acrylic sealer first to seal the painting and prevent the sticky residue.

Watercolor world map hand drawn. Aquarelle illustration Wall Art Home Decor Canvas Abstract

How to hang a large canvas

If you have a large canvas painting or picture that you want to display, you may be wondering how to hang it in your home. To choose the best location for your new beautiful work of art, you’ll need to prepare your canvas and take some measurements. When you’re done, your friends might think you paid a gallery professional to exhibit it!

Preparing Your Canvas and Gathering Supplies

Step 1: Look over the canvas’s attachment hardware. Inspect the condition of the frame and wire on the back of the canvas by holding it by the wire and dragging it up and down a few times, as if lifting weights. It is safe to hang if you do not hear any creaking or feel any give in the wire.

 Step 2: Add mounting hardware and wire to the canvas as needed. Screw two D-rings to both sides of the back of the canvas if it does not come with hanging wire or if you need to replace it. Using a ruler, make a pencil mark 1/3-1/4 down the back of the canvas from the top. Use the same measurement on both sides. Screw the D-rings into the place where the pencil marks are.

  •  Cut your wire to be 8 to 10 inches longer on both sides than the D-rings after measuring it across the breadth of the canvas. It has to be longer so that there is enough wire to twist. Twist the wire around each D-ring and beneath itself many times until it is knotted and tight. Any excess wire should be removed.
  • Choose a wire gauge that is strong enough to sustain the canvas’s weight. Most picture wire packaging will state how much weight the wire can carry, but ask a hardware store employee if you’re unsure.
  •  A large painting can also be hung with hangers. Place a hanger about 3 inches in on either side of the top of the canvas for best results.

Step 3: Buy picture hanging hardware for the wall. Most hardware stores sell painting hooks, which range in weight from 10 pounds to 75 pounds. For larger canvases, double them up. Floreat hangers are a popular brand since the nails are tempered, they go in at the appropriate 30-degree angle, and they are reasonably easy to remove if a mistake is made.

 Step 4: If drywall anchors are required, obtain them. Install drywall anchors at your hanging location for components weighing more than 120 pounds. Expanding metal screws that are pushed into the wall with a hammer and then screwed in to create a flange behind the drywall is the ideal type to use.

  •  When you are installing drywall anchors, carefully follow all instructions on the box.
  •  You’ll need mortar or concrete anchors to hang a canvas on other types of walls, such as brick or concrete.

Measuring the Placement for Your Canvas 

Step 1: Take your canvas’s height and split it by two. This will give you the halfway height, or midpoint, of your canvas, which is important for determining how high to hang your painting on the wall. With a tape measure, measure the height, divide by two, and write down the result.

 Step 2: Add your preferred height to the midway height number. Your optimum height is the height at which you want the centre of your canvas to be on the wall. The middle of a canvas is usually placed at normal eye level or 58 to 60 inches from the floor. If you’re hanging the canvas over furniture, the centre should still be at this height; simply allow 8 to 12 inches between the bottom of the canvas and the top of the furniture. This works for the majority of pieces, except tall ones.

Step 3: Take the distance between the top of the artwork and the highest point of the picture wire and subtract it. If your canvas is stretched to its maximum length, measure the distance between the top of the canvas and the highest point in the wire on the rear. Subtract this amount from the previous step’s number. This is the distance from the floor at which you will indicate your hanging point.

 Step 4: Select the location of your hook on the wall using a pencil. Take the number you received in the previous step and measure it from the floor. This is the location where your hooks will be hung on the wall.

Hanging and Leveling Your Canvas

Step 1: Hook(s) should be hammered into the wall. A single hook or nail will be attached exactly to the location you specified on the wall. Use two hooks spaced 4 to 5 inches apart for bigger pieces or if you want to be extra sure your canvas won’t shift with vibrations. Measure 2.5 inches to the left and 2.5 inches to the right from the centre point, then mark two new locations to hammer in two hooks.

To ensure that numerous hook locations are the same height, measure the distance between them and the floor and make any necessary adjustments before hammering the hooks into place.

Step 2: Hook your canvas to the wall (s). Place the wire carefully on the hook(s) fastened to the wall. Adjust the canvas so that it seems as straight and level as possible wherever you’re looking.

Step 3: Check the straightness of the canvas with a level. Place a level gently on top of your canvas. Your canvas is level if the bubble in the tube is in the centre of the two lines. Your image is angled if the bubble moves more to one side or the other. Adjust the canvas so the bubble is in the middle of the level’s tube.

Gold Blue White Abstract Canvas Wall Art Home Decor

How to stretch a canvas

A canvas must be straightened to work and maintain painting correctly before you create a masterpiece. If you are a painter, it is a good method to save money and keep your overhead down and keep yourself active. You’re a painter. This tutorial will teach you how to gather the essential supplies, arrange the frame correctly and paint it.

How to get started

Step 1: Purchase a stretcher or create your frame. Canvas frames, also known as stretcher bars, are made of pre-cut slats that may be slid together to form the frame. This is the simplest method for customizing the frame to your needs and rapidly putting it together. Stretcher bars are commonly used by professionals.

  • DIY frame kits, such as EasyWrappe come premade in a range of sizes, allowing you to easily attach a canvas to a frame with no equipment other than an X-Acto knife to cut the extra canvas. While there are just a few sizes available, you can add here the pre-cut wood bars to the canvas and secure them in place in less than five minutes.

 Step 2: Make sure you have enough canvas for the job. Get enough canvas to wrap around the frame by at least six or eight inches on each side, depending on the frame’s width. If you don’t have enough overlapping canvas to attach to the backside of the canvas, the stretching won’t work. Measure the dimensions of the frame you have or the eventual canvas you want to use and buy or cut a larger canvas accordingly.

  •  Unprimed canvas, also known as “ungessoed” canvas, is easier to stretch than primed or “gessoed” canvas. Buy ungessoed canvas and prime it later for the best results.

 Step 3: Get the other materials you’ll need to finish the job. To do a proper canvas stretching job, you’ll need a few basic tools. Attempt to obtain the following supplies:

  • A spray bottle with plain water in it. It is a usual feature to soften the back of a stretched canvas. As it dries, it shrinks, tightening the canvas even more.
  • Gesso. This primer is frequently used to treat the canvas after it has been stretched. It’s a white paint mixture made of gypsum, chalk, and other ingredients that’s widely available at art supply stores.
  • Canvas stretching pliers are specialized pliers. Canvas pliers, which are available at most art supply stores, have flat surfaces that can be used to stretch canvas without pulling holes in the material.
  • Glue gun: Stretching canvas requires more than just a regular desk stapler. To plant staples into wood, you’ll need a heavy-duty staple gun and carpenter staples that can hold the frame.

Step 4: Cut your canvas. The canvas should be cut several inches wider than the stretcher bar specifications, taking into consideration the width of each side of the frame. You’ll need this additional canvas to have something to grab onto while pulling and stretching it. After you’ve gathered all of your materials, including the frame and canvas, cut the canvas to form with an extremely sharp utility knife or an X-Acto.

  • Ripping the canvas will end in a straighter line than cutting it. Begin the cut with your knife along the required line, and consider ripping along the grain to get a precise form.

How to stretch the canvas

 Step 1: Place your frame in the centre of the canvas. Place the canvas flat on the work area and centre the frame on top. Before you begin, take a moment to smooth out and clean up the canvas as much as possible.

  •  Check that the texture of the canvas is parallel to the stretcher bars on the frame. Unless they do not, the bars will twist and two opposed corners will rise.

 Step 2: Stretch the canvas’s longest sides first. Begin by folding in the longest side of the canvas nearest to you. Insert three staples along the bottom line of the frame in the centre of that side of the frame. In other terms, you would like to stretch the canvas around the bar and begin attaching it to the frame’s bottom border. The canvas around the sides should also be a little sloppy. Later, you’ll tighten it up. 

  •  Flip the canvas and frame, or go around the table to the other side and repeat the process. Pull the canvas stiff, wrap it over the frame, and staple three additional staples into the opposing stretcher-bar.
  • Always fasten the canvas from the centre to the corners. If you begin putting staples at one of the corners, the canvas will bend slightly on the frame, causing it to flop over.

 Step 3: If necessary, lightly wet the canvas. When stretching an ungessoed canvas, it’s usual to use a spray bottle to lightly wet the canvas with water, which helps to tighten the canvas as it dries. After you’ve attached the canvas’s long sides, spray the canvas lightly to induce shrinking as you work.

 Step 4: Extend the shorter sides. Give the canvas a nice strong twist on one of the unstapled sides, flip it over, and put two staples to secure the canvas to the frame. Repeat on the opposite thin side.

Step 5: Extend the corners. Return to the first side you stretched and continue from the centre fasteners out to each corner. Take out a piece of loose canvas, stretch it down, and fix it with a staple. Stretch slowly, a little bit from the other side of the bar at a time. Continue pulling and stapling canvas pieces in the same arrangement as previously, working around the canvas edges.

  •  If you want, you can staple at the corners and then between the centre and the corner. Continue this process until you have roughly four inches of unstapled space between the corners. 

Step 6: Corners should be folded and stapled. Fold one corner side under the other, pressing tightly, until one straight edge is barely even with the corner. Strongly pull the corners. This is the final and most crucial tightening. Maintain a strong and steady tone.

  • To assist stretch the canvas firm and make it parallel with the sides in the corner of the frame, cut a small gap along a vertical in the canvas. You want the corners to be as straight as possible, so sketch the outline of the canvas and cut it as needed.

 Step 7: Stapling the canvas is now complete. To ensure that everything is flat with the frame, go around the canvas and pound all of your staples with a hammer. While you’re working, you don’t want scratchy staples around the edges. If you notice a need for additional essentials, take a moment to add a few more. 

How to Finish and Prime Your Canvas

Step 1: Test the canvas’s tightness. When you’re done, turn the canvas over and touch it with your finger. It should have a drum-like sound and feel. You’ll be able to observe any wrinkles or unusual tugging from this vantage point. If you miss-stapled or the canvas isn’t especially tight, pull the nails and repair it by repeating the previous section’s procedures. If the canvas is too slack, it will sag even more once it has been painted.

 Step 2: Shims or wood wedges can be used to keep stretching going. Inserting shims into the corner joints of some canvases may be necessary to stretch the canvas further. This isn’t usually required, but if you want the canvas to be extra tight, or if you believe it might be tighter but don’t want to spend the time to remove all the staples and start over, this may be a great method to tighten it up.

  •  Wooden shims are very tiny shards of wood that you can get in packs of a few pounds at the hardware store. They often come in a range of sizes, allowing you to tailor the stretch and fill in the gap as needed.

 Step 3: Allow the canvas to settle. When stretching your canvas, allow it to rest and tighten up on the frame before attempting to prime or paint on it. A canvas should tighten up and be firm in approximately a day or two in a room-temperature environment free of excess moisture and humidity.

Black, Grey & Gold abstract canvas wall art home decor

How to print on canvas

There was a time when high-quality canvas prints required an artist to physically duplicate the work onto the canvas. Only a specialist who specializes in photo press work would be able to transfer photographs on canvas. You may, however, print on canvas yourself using today’s technology. Using the right computer programs, canvas, printers, and subject matter, you can make high-quality prints on canvas.

Getting set up

Step 1: Go to an office supply or craft store to get your canvas. Canvas can be printed in a range of textures and quality levels. It should also be built specifically for use with inkjet printers.

  • Gloss canvas produces a work of art that is comparable to something you would purchase.

  • UV resistant canvas is ideal for important works of art or keepsakes.

Step 2: To purchase digitized art prints, go online and do a search. To gain a sense of what’s available, go to art supply stores, galleries, and museum stores. Choose the fine art file you wish to use as the basis for your new canvas print.

  • Images that have been saved or scanned will print immediately on canvas.

  • Before you make your final decision, make sure the file has good clarity and contrast at the size you want.

Step 3: Use a picture of your computer as an alternative.

  • Windows Photo and Fax Viewer are opened on a PC. From this program choose the right document or image and go to “Print Options.” The options range from wallet size to photographs in their full page. Set your printer. Set your printer, too.

  • On a Mac, choose “Application.” Edit the graphical file, and select your printer if it isn’t already selected.

Step 4: Decide the size of the image you would like to create. Run a single paper test copy to give the finished product look and feel. If you turn it into a canvas printed later to hang, you may want a border on all sides of your canvas.

● If you want a border, it’s a good amount of 1 1/2 inch (3.75 cm) all around you, according to the size of your canvas and how much you want a 3D effect.

Loading your printer

Step 1: Use your printer with the rear manual feed slot. For fine art and canvas this is your best option! It can be printed without borders and uses the entire printable area of each sheet.

  • This is your feed, not the one lying on top, on the back of your printer. It is much more suitable for handling thicker sheets.

Step 2: Fit your canvas with the leading strips. You can feed your printer with a small strip of paper. The whole width of the paper must be running at the bottom. You’ve got a 13 “. You’ll need two strips of paper, wide sheet of linen. How to do it here:

  • Each paper strip should be approximately 1 “Width (2.5 cm). With a pair of scissors cut it straight.
  • Type every strip of paper to the bottom of the canvas where the printer feeds. You need to be flush against the sheet and just like a natural paper edge – if you don’t, you’ll feed the paper at a corner.

Step 3: Recenter your document on your new computer because of the extra inch. If you are using Photoshop, you can click “Canvas Size” on the Image pull-down menu. [3] If not, just open the “Print Configuration” box and then add another inch to the bottom.

  • Let’s say that you have a linen sheet of 13″x9″ to fill in. You now have 14 centimeters at the bottom “There was a mistake. Add the extra inch to keep it on your canvas – if you don’t use the whole thing.
  • Use it if you have an option “anchoring.” This allows for any file size so click the anchor in the bottom of the center and add room on the bottom. Set it to 1 again “There was a mistake.

Printing Your Artwork

Step 1: Fill the printer with the canvas. With the paper facing up, start with the leader side (if it prints face up, of course). Also, double-check that it’s going in straight.
  • Oh, and double-check that your printer is turned on, that you have enough ink in the colors you require, and so on.
Step 2: Prepare your feed. Your computer’s default option is unlikely to be “rear manual.” Make sure your printer is set up to feed appropriately. If possible, change the color and gradient, as well as the width of the paper.
  • Make sure the width and height of the photo (not the paper) are set up correctly in “User Details.” Also, double-check your anchors, borders, and everything else.
Step 3: Make a print of the artwork. Allow the canvas to dry completely before handling it to avoid scratching.
  • To make a stretched canvas, original piece of art, wrap the piece over a tiny box frame or other support.
How To Hang A Canvas Wall Art Home Decor

How To Hang A Canvas

One of the simplest ways to make your rooms even more cosy and comfortable is by hanging artwork. Are you confused about how to hang your canvas?

You aren’t the only one who has doubts. Hanging a canvas can be easy if you follow our simple instructions, we’ll tell you everything you need to know and help you have the perfect set up in less than 5 mins!

What You’ll Need

You may have the following items in your home, if not they can be found at your local hardware store.

The hanging kit includes:

  • 1 x sawtooth bracket
  • 2 x screws
  • 1 x hook
  • 1 x nail
  • 2 x sticky pads (to protect your wall)

Adding Hanging Hardware to a Canvas Painting

Here are simple step-by-step instructions for adding hardware to a canvas.

Step 1:

Collect all necessary materials, including a pencil, ruler, galvanized steel wire, two (2) steel eye screws, and wire cutters.

Step 2:

Place the painting on a clean, flat surface, face down. Be aware of the “top” of the canvas to ensure it is hung upright.

Step 3:

Make a pencil mark about 1/3 to 1/4 of the way down from the top of your drawing. Carry out the same procedure on the other side.

Step 4:

Twist the pointed end of an eye screw against the inside of the wooden stretcher bar until it’s secure. Ensure it is screwed in straight.  

Step 5:

Measure the length of the steel wire by multiplying the canvas width by six or eight inches, then cutting it with wire cutters.

Step 6:

Thread the wire loosely through the eye screws on both ends to resemble the image above. Loop the end of one steel wire under the other segment of the wire.

 Step 7:

Create an upside-down lowercase “g” out of the steel wire by looping it.  Slowly pull the steel wire end under and through the opened loop until it forms a knot and tightens.

Step 8:

As the steel wire’s core is carefully pushed towards the middle of the canvas, it can hit about two (2) or three (3) inches below the canvas tip. Knot the other wire end in the same manner.

Step 9:

Finally, wrap the steel wire ends and you’re done! Simple!

How to Hang Your Canvas Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Mark the Wall

Mark the location of your canvas on the wall with a pencil. Keep in mind that the top of your canvas will be slightly higher than the pencil point.

Step 2: Hammer the Wall Hook Into the Marked Spot

Carefully nail the hook into the pencil-marked area on the wall. If you hammer the nail at a slight angle, the wall will take the brunt of the weight.

Step 3: Attach Your Bracket to the Back of the Canvas

Place it on the canvas’s backside. You choose whether you prefer it to be placed on the top or the sides. Screw the bracket into position with your screwdriver.

Step 4: Hang Your Canvas

Next, take a step back. Is it a straight line? Make any necessary changes. If you have one, use a spirit level to double-check it.

How to Hang a Large Canvas

To hang a large canvas, you’ll need the following tools:

  • The cord
  • The picture hooks (a.k.a. triangular D-rings)
  • The 4 slightly shorter black screws
  • The pair of nails with the red attachments
  1. Secure the picture hooks to the side stretcher bars of the canvas with the four shorter screws, ensuring that each “D” of the D-rings is pointing inward towards the other.
  1. Make a loop by threading the cord through the D-rings and binding it. The cord loop should be loose enough to create a trapezium. The top corners of this trapezium must be within the canvas frame – these corners will correspond to the nail placement on the wall.
  1. Mark the positions on the wall where the nails will be inserted with a pencil. By aligning the location of the nails with the top corners of the cord trapezium, you can determine where your canvas will hang on the wall.
  1. If you’re not confident, use a spirit level to double-check that the nails are on a level plane. Hammer the nails in until you’re satisfied. They must be deep enough so that the protruding segment of each nail does not extend to the width of your frame.
  1. Rest one length of the cord loop on the nails to hang your canvas. Then you’re done!


How Do You Hang an Unframed Canvas?

Attach a wire hook to the back of an unframed canvas painting and secure the hook to the wall with a screw.

How Do You Prepare a Canvas for Hanging?

Always make sure there are no pipes or electric cables hidden beneath the wall when hanging or fixing something to the wall, particularly canvas prints. To be secure, keep a cable and pipe detector with you at all times.

Can You Hang an Unstretched Canvas?

It might surprise you that an unstretched canvas can still be stretched later. It can also be matted or fixed to a wall.

How to Hang a Canvas on a Wall Without Nails?

Instead of nails or screws, you can use picture hanging strips to ensure your canvas stays perfectly against the wall. They are incredibly thin, so they can blend in with your canvas design perfectly. You may also place one in each corner of the canvas to ensure they are place at an equal distance from the wall.

212 Gooch Street
B5 7HY


Stay Updated on all that’s new add noteworthy

Copyright © 2020 MYCANVASES. All rights reserved. By SAAQI TECH

Add to cart