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Question Warped Canvas in Floater Frame

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sapergalleries

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Have a 44 x 60" canvas stretched on non-square stretcher bars. Already glued and screwed into floater frame, which forced the canvas square. Canvas buckled and warped. Any way to flatten it without taking the whole thing apart?
 

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The longer answer is... nope.
 
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Terry Hart cpf

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Yeah, glued? Sounds like a problem to me. You could try Tight'n'Up but with the canvas distorted like that I doubt it will work.
 

neilframer

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These are "character building" projects.
Yes, and they can be "muscle building" as well...:rolleyes:

I just framed an already stretched canvas that was out of square in a floater last week.
We do a lot of canvases in floaters, but most of them are square.

Whenever I get an already stretched canvas to frame, the first thing that I do is check the size and check for square.
I measure top, bottom and middle on the length and width for size.
Then I measure diagonally to see if it's square.
When I see an issue, I put a metal corner square on it or sometimes I just use a sheet of Fome Cor to see how far out it is.

The one that I did last week was about 30" x 44".
It was out of square by about 3/8" and it was to be fitted into a floater with NO GAP around it.
We have a designer that likes to have no gap and flush to the front so everything has to be perfect.o_O

I tell the client that it's out of square, get permission to re-stretch and I re-stretch it slightly smaller to make it square.
I only screw the canvas into the floaters from behind with countersunk screws, so I'm not sure about what the OP meant about "glued and screwed" into the floater.
I would never glue a canvas into a floater.
 
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