Here at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design, we understand that the art you hang on your walls is an important part of what makes your house feel like a home. People form an emotional attachment to their art that makes it painful if a piece should ever become damaged. In the event that a canvas painting or canvas-printed photo gets torn, our team can help. We offer canvas repair services that will restore your piece to its former glory, and in this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how the process works.
The first step in the canvas repair process is to cut a new piece of canvas to patch the tear or puncture and apply it to the back of the fabric. Our experts at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design will create a generously-sized patch to avoid putting strain on the damaged fibers, and round the corners to prevent them from pulling up. We’ll apply the patch with a thin coating of adhesive, such as acid-free glue or artist’s gesso.
While the adhesive is wet, our team will move on to the next step in canvas repair, which is to align any loose threads around the tear so that they will match the weave of the surrounding fabric as much as possible. This process requires patience, a steady hand, and keen attention to detail, as leaving even one thread out of line can create a noticeable flaw in the piece.
The final step of canvas repair is to carefully paint over the tear to make it blend in with the rest of the painting. If necessary, our experts will apply another thin layer of gesso to the area around the tear to make the spot level with the surrounding canvas. Then, we’ll paint over the spot, matching the original color and texture as closely as possible to make it virtually impossible to notice even with close inspection.
If you have a canvas piece that has been damaged and want to see it restored to its former beauty, you can turn to our team at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design for superior canvas repair services.