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Steve Weatherwax

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on: June 06, 2016, 09:50:33 PM
What do most of you do with used canvasses? Do you gesso them again or just paint them over with white?
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Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 11:17:22 PM
I gesso over them. You can do it up to three times. It depends on the tooth.

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Steve Weatherwax

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Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 02:09:49 AM
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Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 02:11:10 AM
Interesting.  I never thought of it.  Only painted gesso on old wood boards.


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Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 08:30:21 AM
gesso them - just remember you can only gesso an acrylic painting


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Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM
Under small studio tips, someone reported using canvases to cover the floor under his easel to protect it.  When tired of it, would give it a wash, gesso, and paint (acrylic)  :confused:  He also said he tried to sale one as an abstract  :2funny:

His comment was that canvases was safer than a plastic sheet.


Steve Weatherwax

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Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 03:19:12 PM
Thanks for the tips, Nolan and Annie.

I use a painters canvas drop cloth under my easel. Works pretty well. Only $10 at Home Depot.
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