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how can i un-twist a warping painting on canvas? thing is starting to look a bit like a Pringle. Answered

the stretcher bars are going in all kinds of strange directions and now it kind of looks like something you'd see on a graphic calculator. am i doomed to just restretch it or can i flatten it somehow?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-04-11

Could you take it off, and put it on a new frame?

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i already have the stretcher bars ready to transplant it but i'd rather avoid that because it carries a risk of ruining the fabric

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blkhawk (author)2010-04-11
If the painting has value you may need professional help. I highly recommend this professional art restorator:

Cpr Art Studio


Attn: Joseph K. Stetina
 

1318 Central Manor Rd
Washington Boro, PA17582

717-872-2010

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the painting is mine, so it does not have much value admittedly. i know how to stretch canvases but i'm sort of looking for a quick fix before i risk tearing the existing fabric before taking it apart.

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gmoon (author)2010-04-11

First check if a change in humidity (too dry) is the cause of the problem...

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Koosie (author)2010-04-11

Cover it with something protective then place many heavy books on it.

But I don't reckon this will fix it in the long run....

But why would it warp?  Is it perhaps getting moisture on it?

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