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How to Iron a Canvas

How to Iron a Canvas

I am going to prepare this paint by numbers today so I can start. The damage from transport isn’t too bad. It’s mostly from just being rolled up. I have a bit of a bump there and the edges are all twisted.


Let’s get the iron ready and prepare the canvas first. I always put it upside down, so I iron the back in case I make any stains or ...I don’t know,I just feel safer to iron in the back rather than the actual paint by numbers image.

So we’re all ready. I am going to get the iron and I have put it on the lowest setting.

I always start off with the lowest setting. If I need to increase it, I always can but I cannot go back. So be safe and start on the low setting .

Just slowly go over it. Don’t linger too long in one spot. You don’t want it to heat overheat.

Big disclaimer if there is one thing you take away from this article is that you cannot iron you canvas if you have already painted it,even a little spot because it will look ugly. The paint cannot tolerate the heat from the iron.

There is also a different way of getting rid of the crinkles in your canvas,just use the old-fashioned books method.

Of course it’s best to do this on an ironing board rather than on the towels. But I wanted show you guys how I do it so that’s why I’m doing it this way.

I’m quite happy with how it’s turning out. It’s definitely less crinkled.

It’s doable I think for most people. It doesn’t cost anything and you have a straight canvas. That’s really helpful with painting and makes it more enjoyable.

Do skip this step. It only takes five minutes. It’s really easy and quick.

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