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Big canvas. Small package. The convenient Fredrix Pro Series Dixie Cotton Canvas Kit lets you stretch your own professional-quality canvas in just 15 minutes.
Available in a variety of large-format sizes, the DIY canvas kit features world-famous Dixie 12 oz cotton duck, which is double-coated with acrylic titanium gesso to reach a hefty primed weight of 17.5 oz. The versatile surface with substantial tooth is great for both oil and acrylic painting.
Each kit contains canvas, four Fredrix GalleryWrap 1-3/8" profile stretcher bars, corner and cross braces, and Fredrix's "Clever Lever" for simple, accurate stretching and assembly every time — no pliers needed! Step-by-step instructions and assembly screws are included too. Unassembled, the pieces all fit in a long, compact box that's easy to carry, ship, and store.
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Beware the canvas is heavy!
from Boston, MA
Comments about Fredrix Pro Series Dixie Cotton Canvas Kit:
The heavy weight canvas was more rough than I am used to working on. If you are used to Fredericks Canvas then you'll be fine. If not, it is hard to get it tight-I ended up using pliers and not the kit accompaniments but I am a bit of a novice with stretching. I bought 3 at once and they are too costly to return, so I gessoed and sanded. Not the purchase for me.
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Beware of ghosting
Beware of ghosting. The Stretcher strips and bracing system is way too close to the canvas -creating a serious ghosting problem.( Frederix is an excellent maker of canvas - the best you could get. )The pro Dixie 12 ounce Canvas is awesome. However, this product didn't work for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on this canvas kit. When the frame is assembled, the stretcher bar lip typically holds the canvas 5/8" to 7/8" above the frame, and with adequate tension on the canvas, there will not be any ghosting from the bars. If possible, we would like to get some further information from you to troubleshoot this and see how we can be of assistance. We hope you'll please give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com.
from Prescott Valley, AZ
As a artist who paints large, contemporary, abstract paintings, shipping was always a huge challenge and expense. The Fredrix Canvas Kits solves this problem. I am amble to paint large, I can stretch them myself and the whole works comes in a small, manageable box. I am thankful to have discovered this product and solved my problems!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Maricopa, Arizona
I LOVE this kit! It was easy to put together (though to be honest, the online demos were much better than the printed directions that came with the kit.) It took me a little longer than the 15 minutes as advertised... closer to 1 hour for me... however, It will go much faster next time I am sure... I will definitely be reordering these kits for sure.. Thank you!!
Great Quality... So easy...
By Bello Lifestyle LLC
from New York / Miami
It was very simple and easy to put together. The quality of the canvas was better than what I expected. I was able to create a unique piece without complications. Extremely happy.
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Not as easy as the video!
By Northwest painter
from Port Townsend WA
This is really difficult to put together. The directions are completely worthless- only cryptic pictures, not written directions. You need to watch the video on line to know how to put it together. On the one I received the notches at the end of the stretcher bars were poorly milled. Then ends didn't fit together well.. One was so thin it broke. It takes two people to put this together. I sent it back as defective. It was a real fiasco. But -- the quality of the canvas is great. The bars are a good weight. Maybe I just got a defective kit but I won't try it again. Thank you Dick Blick for letting me return it!
Merchant response: We're sorry that this kit wasn't easy for you to assemble, but of course we were happy to help with a return. If we can be of further assistance in this, just let us know!
The Fredrix Pro Series Dixie Cotton Canvas Kit contains everything you need to stretch our own professional-quality canvas. Watch this instructional video to learn step-by-step stretching technique.
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