With over 100 years of experience in crafting the finest artist quality canvases, Claessens is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field. Each Claessens canvas undergoes a rigorous treatment and process to meet different requirements for artists.
First, all raw canvases are sized with a synthetic PVA glue. For oil primed canvases, the next step involves applying a primer of zinc white paint bound with linseed oil to the glued linen, by means of two knives. The canvas is then put into a drying room for three days where it air-dries naturally.
After this first initial drying time, the canvas is then sanded and a coating layer based on titanium white is applied to the canvas by means of two knives and a roller. The canvas is then placed in the drying room for another ten days.
Claessens' Oil Primed Canvases are suitable for oil paint.
For a full description of the various processes which go into manufacturing a Claessens canvas, click here
|Canvas : Weight||Lightweight|
|Canvas : Material||Linen|
|Size : Metric : CM||210 x 1000 cm|
|Surface Type||Canvas - Roll|
|Surface : Texture||Extra Fine|
|Canvas : Priming||Oil Primed|
|To use with||Oil|
|Surface : Size for Parent||2.1m wide - 10 Metre Roll|