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ArtFix Polyester Rolls are a modern solution for the professional painter. Since polyester isn't affected by moisture, it experiences less temperature-related expansion and contraction than either linen or cotton. Polyester also creates an environment that is incredibly stable and chemically compatible, and its nearly flawless, extra-fine surface is popular with oil painters.
Polyester is also used by art conservators for relining paintings — old, delicate canvases can be glued to the stretched polyester without fear of buckling, providing a moisture-proof barrier between the stretcher bars and the wall that will last forever.
Artfix polyester rolls are primed with four coats of Artfix Universal Primer, an acrylic formulation that provides a more matte-like and absorbent surface for use with oils, acrylics, oil sticks, pastels, charcoal, or graphite.
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A good options for most painters
By Jamie in Lamy
from Lamy, New Mexico
Comments about Artfix Polyester Canvas Rolls:
As a painter, I prefer a smooth-textured, pre-primed canvas that's easy to stretch on large scale panels. The Artfix p154u is a more expensive option, but it saves time because the multiple layers of universal priming applied to the surface means less prep time in the studio. The polyester material stretches well and doesn't seem to expand or contact once it's stretched.Occasionally, I have had problems with the last few feet of a roll being rippled or marred, to the point where it's not usable. This is a production issue with the manufacturer, not something that Blick is responsible for! In those instances, Blick Customer Service was more than responsive and fair in providing a refund for the flawed portion of canvas. I still think the performance and quality of the material makes it a worthwhile expenditure.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A superior painting surface at an exceptional price
from Santa Fe, NM
I love this imported heavyweight polyester canvas because it's pre-primed with a universal (acrylic) ground and has a very fine, smooth surface that lends itself to detail work. I stretch it over panels and paint with many thin layers of oil paint and alkyd glaze. The material is stable, easy to stretch, and more affordable than many comparable primed linen rolls. After experimenting with several different canvases weights and materials, I've decided that Artfix P154U polyester saves time and money in preparing a painting support and offers a superior working surface.
This Polyflex canvas roll is excellent.
from Plainsboro, NJ
This smooth Polyflex canvas is a great product for my oil paintings.
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