Claessens Linen Rolls provide artists with optimal professional quality in painting surfaces and craftsmanship. Each specific primed linen type passed through its own set of manufacturing steps and quality control, resulting in premium painting surfaces Claessens is renowned for. After receiving the raw linens, quality control carefully inspects the entire surface for weaving faults. Abnormally thick threads are scrupulously removed. Next, two layers of synthetic adhesive are applied. Each layer is dried on the canvas in a warm-air oven.
For universal acrylic primed canvases, the canvas is coated twice with an acrylic based paint, troweled on expertly by hand with a large knife. Then the canvas is dried in their dry air oven, since the primer and coating are water based. This produces a perfectly cured, completely dry canvas. The Universal priming is designed to allow for 50% absorbency, making it suitable for all media types.
The finished canvases are then again carefully inspected one last time before they are place on rolls and stocked in the warehouse. There, the rolls are put into boxes or tubes for shipping. These stringent, painstaking steps create a archival, exceptional linen canvas worthy of your finest masterpiece!
Double Universal Primed Linen Roll #109 – Double Universal Primed #109 Claessens Linen features a pronounced, heavier texture and a single layer of universal acrylic primer for acrylics, alkyds, oils, and even mixed media. It accepts most painting techniques where smooth texture is not needed, and is popular with landscape and abstract artists, large scale easel painters, and muralists. Warp 11cm/14cm weft; weighs 10.71oz.
Double Universal Primed Linen Roll #166 – Double Universal Primed #166 Claessens Linen features a more pronounced medium texture, with two layers of universal acrylic primer for acrylics, alkyds, oils, and even mixed media. It accepts most painting techniques where smooth texture is not needed, and is popular with landscape and abstract artists, large scale easel painters, mixed media artists, and muralists. Warp 17cm/14.5cm weft; weighs 12.24oz.