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  • Repairing a hole in a stretched canvas

    A customer has informed me that one of my paintings was damaged in a move. Something fell against the stretched canvas making a dent and small hole. I know I can repair the dent by spritzing it with a fine mist of water and/or dabbing it with a moist sponge but I have no idea how to repair a small hole...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by MichaelSchuh on 26 Oct 2012
  • Re: Cracked paint

    wmmccoy, wmmccoy, Thank you many times over for looking at the painting in question and giving me some solid advice on how to fix it. I've just been watching the cracks get worse these past few years (they weren't noticeable at all for the first 20 or so) and wondering what to do about them....
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by JanetK49 on 12 Mar 2010
  • Art Technical Q&A: Canvas repair

    I have a favorite 50"-x-54" painting that was originally done on very thin canvas. Over the years the canvas became brittle and as thin as paper and had to be removed on a few occasions to move the painting. Now the edges are gone in places, and there are a number of large and small tears in...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 10 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Repairing Canvas

    Q: A painting I was working on fell from my easel and landed on top of a stool. This accident left a big bulge in the canvas where it hit the edge of the stool, a dent on the bottom edge of the stretcher bar, and a quarter-inch tear in the canvas. Can I repair these damages? A: Your canvas can be repaired...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 10 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Repairing a Tear

    Q: One of my finished oil paintings has a tear on the canvas. What is the best way to repair it? Would I glue a piece of canvas to the back? What kind of glue should I use? A: In the past, the best way to repair a tear in a canvas was to glue a piece of similar canvas onto the back side of the surface...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 3 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Repairing an Oil Painting

    Q: I have been given an oil painting to repair by a friend who has a nostalgic connection to the artist. The painting is about 40 years old and has been stored in a garage with many others, is dirty, and has a dull appearance. It has also been chipped in a number of places, primarily along the stretcher...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 27 Feb 2009