The purpose of stretching a canvas is to preserve it and prepare it for framing. At Irving Park Art & Frame, our experts can stretch both painted and unpainted canvases. We have various sized stretcher bars we use, from light weight to gallery wrap styles.
Did you know that prior to the invention of the stapler, canvases were stretched using copper tacks because they don't rust. Today, we usually use a pneumatic stapler and can either staple the canvas on its edge or on its back, depending upon how much canvas we have to work with. If you have artwork that needs stretching, bring it by for a free estimate and we can even recommend the perfect framing options for your masterpiece.