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Durable, copper-coated tacks for classic canvas stretching!

For centuries, copper tacks were the only acceptable way to attach canvas onto wooden support frames. Copper tacks offer greater holding power on canvas edges, and are less prone to ripping canvas than common wire staples or upholstery tacks. The copper tack is still used when strength, durability and corrosion protection is a must. Some artists use copper-dipped #6 upholstery tacks on their canvases, believing that these are as safe and durable as artist's tacks.  Due to the sharp, jagged linear tooth of the upholstery tack, the canvas is not merely pierced as a small round hole, but in a rough slit, creating possible tearing over time with canvas flex or if re-stretching is necessary. 

  • Made of sturdy steel base metal with thick copper coating
  • Tacks measure approximately 5/8" long
  • Available in 100ml (3.3 oz.) and 250ml (8.4 oz.) plastic jars
  • Add archival value to your paintings!
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  • Durable steel base coated with rust-resistant copper
  • Greater holding power on canvas
  • Offer smooth, clean tip that won't tear canvas
Paris Canvas Copper Tacks

Durable, copper-coated tacks for classic canvas stretching!

 

For centuries, copper tacks were the only acceptable way to attach canvas onto wooden support frames. Copper tacks offer greater holding power on canvas edges, and are less prone to ripping canvas than common wire staples or upholstery tacks. The copper tack is still used when strength, durability and corrosion protection is a must. Some artists use copper-dipped #6 upholstery tacks on their canvases, believing that these are as safe and durable as artist's tacks.  Due to the sharp, jagged linear tooth of the upholstery tack, the canvas is not merely pierced as a small round hole, but in a rough slit, creating possible tearing over time with canvas flex or if re-stretching is necessary. 

New Paris Copper Tacks are made in the classic style, using a durable steel base metal coated in a thick layer of corrosion and rust-resistant solid copper. This is important as rust and corrosion under and around non-copper tacks will eat away the canvas or linen fabric, rendering the tacks useless.  Artists wishing to adopt the highest standards in the materials they work with use copper tacks. Stop using staple guns for stretching canvas, and add archival value to your paintings with affordable and long-lasting Paris Copper Tacks!

Tips from the Products Specialist when using Paris Copper Tacks:  magnetic hammers can help place and drive tacks, making for a smoother stretching job.  Although not necessary, it eases frustration from dropped tacks and provides an easier balance when stretching with one hand and nailing with another.  Also note to use a normal-sized hammer instead of a tiny trim hammer, which is designed for driving tiny brads (headless nails) into soft pine toe moulding.  Quality stretchers are designed to be more durable wood, and a heftier hammer will make driving the tack much easier and faster!

  • Durable tacks for stretching canvas
  • Made of sturdy steel base metal with thick copper coating
  • The centuries-old canvas stretching method
  • Corrosion and rust-resistant
  • Tacks measure approximately 5/8" long
  • Available in 100ml (3.3 oz.) and 250ml (8.4 oz.) plastic jars
  • Add archival value to your paintings!
Paris Canvas Copper Tacks is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Paris Copper Tacks I bought these tacks to stretch canvas, but they are not shaped like traditional artists tacks, which are essentially a # 6 upholstery tack, a tack that is tapered from the head all the way to the tip ending in a sharp, almost broken glass shard type of tip. These tacks (Paris brand) are designed with a straight parallel shank all the way to the tip, which is then shaped like a nail used in carpentry (with 4 little triangle shaped flats forming the tip), and as such they are difficult to get started into the canvas, without a fairly sharp initial strike with the tack hammer, which makes it even easier than it already is to throw your stretcher strips out of square at the corners with the extra jarring. Traditional # 6 upholstery nails, on the other hand, are very easy to get started into the canvas you are stretching, penetrating both the canvas and then partly into the wood with the first light tap of the tack hammer. Additionally, the tacks I received were not all uniformly copper plated, with some missing the plating altogether in places (I had actually bought them partly because of the copper plating, as it is getting harder to find the traditional tacks with copper plating). I ended up discarded the tacks, as the return shipping nearly equaled the cost to be refunded (incidentally, they are made in China, which is not a deal breaker for me, they just aren't suitable for stretching canvas). I recommend sticking with the # 6 upholstery tacks, copper plated if you can find them, though not absolutely necessary. I hope this information will be useful to other painters. I am a fan of Jerry's, I just don't recommend these particular canvas tacks.
Date published: 2013-02-05
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Paris Canvas Copper Tacks

Durable, copper-coated tacks for classic canvas stretching!

For centuries, copper tacks were the only acceptable way to attach canvas onto wooden support frames. Copper tacks offer greater holding power on canvas edges, and are less prone to ripping canvas than common wire staples or upholstery tacks. The copper tack is still used when strength, durability and corrosion protection is a must. Some artists use copper-dipped #6 upholstery tacks on their canvases, believing that these are as safe and durable as artist's tacks.  Due to the sharp, jagged linear tooth of the upholstery tack, the canvas is not merely pierced as a small round hole, but in a rough slit, creating possible tearing over time with canvas flex or if re-stretching is necessary. 

  • Made of sturdy steel base metal with thick copper coating
  • Tacks measure approximately 5/8" long
  • Available in 100ml (3.3 oz.) and 250ml (8.4 oz.) plastic jars
  • Add archival value to your paintings!
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