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 the 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 oil primed canvases, zinc white is used as the first coat, bound with linseed oil; carefully applied to the glued linen with trowel-like knives. Then the canvas is sanded and a layer with a titanium white base is applied in the same fashion, then placed in a drying room for 3 days to air dry naturally. Double primed canvases undergo the same process again, as do additional primings. After the final coating is applied, the canvas is moved back to the drying room for 10 days. 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 an archival, exceptional linen canvas worthy of your finest masterpiece!
Single Oil Primed Linen Roll #29 – Single OP #29 Claessens Linen features a pronounced, heavy weight and rough texture with oil priming for oil and alkyd painting. Painters who enjoy a very hearty, heavy texture will enjoy this linen. Perfect for landscapes, large scale easel painters, and muralists. Warp 21.6cm/12.5cm weft; weighs 16.52oz
Double Oil Primed Linen Roll #13 – Double OP #13 Claessens Linen features a very fine texture and a double layer of primer for oil and alkyd painting. It accepts most styles of painting, but is the ideal choice for portrait, troupe l’oeil and realist artists who enjoy the very fine surface it offers. Warp 23cm/23cm weft; weighs 10.50oz.
Double Oil Primed Linen Roll #15 – Double OP #15 – Claessens Linen features a pronounced medium weave and a double layer of primer for oil and alkyd painting. It accepts most styles of painting, and is popular with landscape and general subject painters (slightly more weave texture than commercial cotton canvas). Warp 17cm/14.5cm weft; weighs 14.75oz.
Single Oil Primed Linen Roll #66 – Single OP #66 – A favorite of many famous artists world wide due to its even medium texture, a tight weave and strength. The world’s most popular linen for landscape painting. It has a 43.2 TPI warp and 36.8 TPI weft. Single primed weighs 13.48 oz. per square yard. 2 coat sizing.