How our prints are created to be weatherproofed?
People are very interested in how we weatherproof our art for outdoor use. Canvas Art Plus has researched a variety of waterproofing techniques over the last 7 years and came up with a proprietary system of waterproofing that is unique. While we can't share all of our secrets we can tell you that it all begins with the canvas itself and the ink that is applied. Our canvas is a special polyester created for Canvas Art that is inherently waterproof. In addition we literally bake our inks at 225-235 degrees into the canvas where the ink and canvas bond as one. Most prints claiming to be waterproof are really photographic ink jets designed for indoor use that have simply had a waterproofing coating added that simply do no hold up for more than a few weeks.
After creating the bonded canvas and ink we add an additional layer of waterproofing that simply helps repel the water and allows the canvas to dry quicker when wet.
One of the big problems with weatherproofing outdoor canvas is finding the right materials in which to stretch the canvas. Our competitors have used PVS, Vinyl, metal and a variety of materials that are not environmentally friendly and simply do not hold up well to the extreme elements.
We developed a method of true waterproofing using all natural environmentally friendly materials starting with sold finger jointed pine stretcher bars that have been treated with a proprietary all natural product that protects the bars from rain, sun, mold, decay and insects. It is 100% UV resistant and resists mold. This treatment protects the wood against spiting, warping and twisting. It is VOC free and non toxic and is completely clear.
Attachment - our canvas is stretched over the weatherproof bars and adhered using high quality stainless steel staples that will not rust. In addition our hanging system is made from rust proof aluminium, galvanized fasteners or stainless steel screws.
We also provide anti-theft anti-wind hardware that you attach to the print when hanging outdoors. This prevents the print from being removed without a special tools and keeps the print in place protected against winds up to 80 mph. This system is also perfect for use in public places when art tends to get touched and moved around. Our secure hardware insures the product stays in place.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a canvas print?
A canvas print is a reproduction of an image or artwork printed on a high-quality canvas fabric. Canvas prints are popular because they have a textured and artistic look that resembles a painting. Canvas prints are also durable and easy to maintain.
What is a stretcher bar frame?
A stretcher bar frame is a wooden frame that is used to mount a canvas print and give it a gallery-like appearance. A stretcher bar frame consists of four pieces of wood that are joined together at the corners. The canvas print is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back.
What is the difference between gallery wrap and museum wrap?
Gallery wrap and museum wrap are two types of ways to wrap a canvas print on a stretcher bar frame. Gallery wrap means that the image is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back. Museum wrap means that a solid color (usually white or black) is used on the edges instead of the image.
How do I choose the right size of stretcher bar frame for my canvas print?The size of the stretcher bar frame depends on the size of your canvas print and how much of the image you want to wrap around the edges. You can use our online calculator to find the best size for your canvas print. You can also customize your own size if you have specific requirements.
How do I order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus?You can order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus in a few simple steps. First, upload your photo or choose from our gallery of images. Second, choose the size and shape of your canvas print and select the type of wrap you want. Third, choose the style and size of your stretcher bar frame and add any accessories you need. Fourth, review your order and proceed to checkout. We will print your canvas, assemble your frame, and ship it to you in no time.
How do I hang my framed canvas print on the wall?You can hang your framed canvas print on the wall using different methods depending on the size and weight of your artwork. You can use nails, screws, hooks, wires, brackets, or adhesive strips. You can also use our hanging kit that comes with everything you need to hang your artwork securely and safely.
How do I care for my framed canvas print?You can care for your framed canvas print by following some simple tips. You should avoid direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and humidity. You should dust your artwork regularly with a soft cloth or a feather duster. You should not use any chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your artwork.
What are some of the best museums and galleries to visit for art lovers?There are many museums and galleries around the world that showcase amazing artworks from different genres and periods. Some of the most famous ones are: The Louvre in Paris,France: The largest and most visited art museum in the world, home to iconic artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. he Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA: The largest art museum in North America, featuring over two million artworks from various cultures and eras, such as ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Europe, America, Africa, and more.
- The Vatican Museums in Vatican City: A complex of museums and galleries that display the vast collection of art and artifacts owned by the Pope and the Catholic Church, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and the Pinacoteca.
- The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: One of the oldest and most renowned art museums in Europe, housing some of the finest masterpieces of Renaissance art, such as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, and more.
- The National Gallery in London, UK: One of the most visited art museums in the world, containing over 2,300 paintings from various schools and periods, such as Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's Water Lilies, Turner's The Fighting Temeraire, and more.