Stretching Supplies and Priming Materials

Equally as important as an artist's paint, brushes, and canvases are the tools to stretch and prime your canvas before you even pick up a paint brush. From stretcher bars and cross braces to specialty gessos and grounds, here at Cheap Joe's you'll find all the canvas stretching supplies and canvas priming materials an artist needs to create the perfect custom painting support and surface.

Our canvas stretching supplies prevent bending and warping from humidity and dryness. We have supplies best suited for large-scale paintings as well as small, guaranteeing that your canvas will be ready for any scale project you have in mind. No matter what size canvas you're working on, our stretching supplies guarantee a smooth and tight fit so that you can get to work on your projects worry-free. Once your canvas is stretched to your satisfaction, you'll need the right canvas priming materials. Cheap Joe's offers a variety of canvas primers, depending on what kind of project you'll be working on. We guarantee that our canvas primers will cover your entire canvas in as thin or as thick of a layer as you feel would meet the needs of your current project. Your colors will stay bold and vibrant, jumping off the primer instead of dulling into it. Is the product thicker than you expected? Some of our selections of primer can be thinned down with water, but make sure to check the label or reach out to our courteous and responsive customer service team before you get too experimental.

Our supplies are the best quality, though our prices will make you wonder how it's possible that the brands we offer can be so reliable and last so long. If you have any questions about the products you buy, our Cheap Joe's customer service is the best in the business and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. We want to make sure you have exactly what you need to make your art dreams a reality! If for any reason you aren't satisfied with one of our products, you have 365 days to return it or exchange it for something else.

Stretcher Strips

Gesso and Priming Materials

Canvas Pliers

Canvas Tensioning and Support

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