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If you want to reuse your canvas frame and save your original work, this guide will show you how to remove and replace your stretched canvas.

  1. Place the canvas upside down on a flat surface. Place the canvas upside down on a flat surface.
    • Place the canvas upside down on a flat surface.

  2. Place the picker tool under the staple Begin to lift the staple off of the frame by moving  the picker tool down towards the table.
    • Place the picker tool under the staple

    • Begin to lift the staple off of the frame by moving the picker tool down towards the table.

    • Lift the staple halfway up (Do not completely remove yet).

    • Don't place your hands directly in front of pointy end of the picker tool.

  3. Once the staple is halfway lifted, use the pliers to completely lift the staple from the frame. Repeat steps 2-3 to remove the rest of staples.
    • Once the staple is halfway lifted, use the pliers to completely lift the staple from the frame.

    • Repeat steps 2-3 to remove the rest of staples.

  4. Roll up your canvas for storage.
    • Roll up your canvas for storage.

    • Roll the canvas with your painting on the outside to avoid cracking

  5. Measure out the amount of canvas that is needed to cover the edges of the frame. Once measured, make a small cut in the corner. Use your hands to rip off the excess fabric.
    • Measure out the amount of canvas that is needed to cover the edges of the frame.

    • Once measured, make a small cut in the corner.

    • Use your hands to rip off the excess fabric.

  6. Fold one side of the canvas fabric over the edge of one of the long sides of the frame. While holding the canvas down, use the staple gun to place one staple in the middle
    • Fold one side of the canvas fabric over the edge of one of the long sides of the frame.

    • While holding the canvas down, use the staple gun to place one staple in the middle

  7. Go over to the other side of the frame and use the canvas pliers to grab the canvas fabric. To tighten canvas fabric, begin by holding the pliers at a 45 degree angle then moving the pliers down towards the table. Place the canvas pliers where you intend to place a staple . While holding the fabric down, place a staple in the middle of that side of the frame.
    • Go over to the other side of the frame and use the canvas pliers to grab the canvas fabric. To tighten canvas fabric, begin by holding the pliers at a 45 degree angle then moving the pliers down towards the table.

    • Place the canvas pliers where you intend to place a staple .

    • While holding the fabric down, place a staple in the middle of that side of the frame.

    • Continue Step 7 on the two short sides of the frame.

  8. Choose one of the long sides of the frame and begin stapling  from the center to about 3 inches away from the corner using the same canvas plier technique from step 7. Then repeat on other long side. Next, repeat this stapling process on the two short sides Next, repeat this stapling process on the two short sides
    • Choose one of the long sides of the frame and begin stapling from the center to about 3 inches away from the corner using the same canvas plier technique from step 7. Then repeat on other long side.

    • Next, repeat this stapling process on the two short sides

  9. Trim the corner of the fabric to make folding easier. The fabric that you cut away should be in the shape of a triangle.
    • Trim the corner of the fabric to make folding easier.

    • The fabric that you cut away should be in the shape of a triangle.

    • Repeat on the other three corners.

  10. Choose one corner of the frame and tuck excess fabric inside the fold. Holding tightly onto the fabric, pull the fold up and over the the edge of the frame. Staple to secure both sides of the corner. Repeat on the other three corners
    • Choose one corner of the frame and tuck excess fabric inside the fold.

    • Holding tightly onto the fabric, pull the fold up and over the the edge of the frame. Staple to secure both sides of the corner.

    • Repeat on the other three corners

  11. When you are finished, stretched canvas should be tight and it should sound like a drum when you tap on it. When you are finished, stretched canvas should be tight and it should sound like a drum when you tap on it.
    • When you are finished, stretched canvas should be tight and it should sound like a drum when you tap on it.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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