i have a painting on a canvas frame but the frame is warped. how can i straighten it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If it's worth it to you, remove the canvas from the old frame and re-stretch it on a new frame.

    You can buy premade canvases for less money than you can buy stretcher bars, so just get a canvas and rip it off the frame and stretch your canvas to the new frame. If you are not comfortable with that, get some help from someone in the art department of your local college or art store.

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  • 4 years ago

    There is a way to fix the frame temporarily while on the wall. I partially drive screws into the inside of the frame at points where the frame sticks out from the wall, then a nail or something similar pounded or drilled into the wall at the same point where the screws are located. I then wrap wire around the screw in the frame and loop the other end around the head of the nail or whatever it is I've put into the wall, pulling on the wire to close the gap between wall and frame. I finish by wrapping the wire around the nail and clipping the excess wire.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you mean a stretched canvas that's unframed, or have a thin frame and the actual stretchers are still accessible from the back, it's pretty simple. Get some masonite, maybe 1/8 or 1/4 in. thick, depending on size of painting- cut it to create 4 right triangles, with the squared corner, and attach w/ nails or staplegun to each of the back corners of the painting's stretchers, or wood support. Make sure to pull it to the correct square- clamping if necessary, or weighting it, before fastening corner pieces in place- May be helpful to have another pair of hands available to help.

    Source(s): personal experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    if it a wooden frame just put something heavy on it and leave it for a couple of days. it will straighten out.

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  • GUERRO
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    1 decade ago

    Frame it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bash it with a hammer.

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