Bring a touch of freshness to your decor without embarking on major works, by fixing a stretched canvas to the wall or ceiling. Ideal for hiding moisture spots or cracks, the stretched canvas adapts to all configurations. The variety of colors and fabrics lends itself to all desires!
Laying stretched canvas: surface preparation
The stretched canvas is placed on a smooth, clean, dry and healthy surface. If the wall or ceiling has cracks, seal them with plaster. If there are any irregularities on the wall or ceiling, sand with a fine-grained abrasive. Dust, then wipe with a damp sponge. Let dry before starting to lay the canvas. Place thin wooden sticks, the back of which you will have glued all around the walls. Then cut the fleece, to the measurements of the frame created by the chopsticks. Staple at an angle, without stretching the fleece too tight.
How to lay the stretched canvas?
You will not need glue to lay the fabric. Take the measurements. Cut the canvas, keeping 5 cm more at the top and the same thing at the bottom. Start stapling the canvas on the upper strip, stapling every 2 or 3 cm, in alternating bias. You get rafters. Stretch the fabric as and when it is laid, checking its verticality with a plumb line. Staple on the bottom strip. To line the corner, stretch the fabric, check its verticality, then staple the fabric to the strip of the second wall, as close as possible to the corner. Level off with a cutter. Continue laying the fabric, always from an angle.