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!