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Re: Stretching printed canvas: Outsource or learn?
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2015, 01:58:08 pm »

Appreciate the kind words Hugo :-)
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Re: Stretching printed canvas: Outsource or learn?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2015, 07:57:35 pm »

$100,000?  Artists usually have to be dead to command that kind of price!  Congratulations!

Edit: I just paged down through that URL.  Terrific work, and lots of it.  I never suspected.

That's how I felt when I first learned of your work as well, Bill:

This URL and This URL 

Never know who you're going to meet on this forum.

Fantastic work and a lifetime of achievement - congratulations back!

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Re: Stretching printed canvas: Outsource or learn?
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2015, 01:02:18 am »

I use a HVLP spray gun for my canvas. Always wear your respirator when coating canvas!! When I started out I sprayed once without a respirator, I was high for hours. It is terrible for you. Now I use a full face respirator.

I suggest stretching your own canvas. You will make more money and you can ensure the product is perfect. I use to spray the canvas 3 times with PrintShield then stretch. It was really hard to stretch, I ended up bruising my hand trying to get stretch the canvas tight enough. Now I spray it once or twice, stretch it and then coat it 1 or 2 more times. It doesn't crack if you spraying it 1 or 2 good coats, the third is mostly for the finish. I did buy a Canvas Stretching machine, it save a lot of time, blood, sweat and tears...

This is the respirator that I use for spraying lacquer, working with anhydrous ammonia and cutting MDF.

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