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Pro Hart Swagger Canvas Pliers


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Canvas Pliers by Pr Hart Swagger

  • Stainless steel
  • Rubber handles
  • Spring loaded handle
  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx   203cm long
  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx 60mm jaws
  • Suitable for canvas, leather and screen mesh
  • Wide mouth jaw

80 in stock

Art Materials Australia
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29 reviews


Canvas pliers: Have you ever wondered about having a canvas tailored to your unique needs? 

Opting for a custom canvas could be the answer! This route ensures your desired size and type and guarantees superior quality with heavyweight bars and fabric. 

Explore your creative side by stretching your custom canvases! You will be immersed in an experience that perfectly blends practicality with passion! Engage your artistic inclination with a canvas or linen frame that echoes your creative flamboyance! After all, what is more, satisfying than making art with a canvas created by you for you?

Made of solid metal, the Pro Hart Swagger canvas pliers are durable and will last. They feature a heavy-duty spring return for trouble-free stretching with less effort. The canvas pliers feature 12cm wide perfectly mating jaws with rubberized inside grip to hold the canvas firmly without marring the surface.

“Pro Hart Swagger canvas pliers are used and loved by our professional framers.” Australian artist Nicki Comelli

Canvas pliers, which look like large clamps, help to ensure that canvas and linen are pulled tightly across a frame. They are accommodating in freeing up your hand to use a staple gun.

Can I stretch a rolled-up canvas that already has paint on it?

At Art Materials Australia, we have been stretching canvases for years, custom-made artist frames and paintings purchased overseas and rolled up for transport. From our experience, you can only successfully pull fabric using canvas pliers. 

Are you plotting for your next masterpiece? Remember the stretch of your canvas – it is more than just a blank space!

  • Choose your dimensions, working with a particular size or unusual aspect ratio.
  • Choose your canvas depth and thickness – how far would you like it to project from the wall?
  • Work out the quality of your stretcher bar: Pine, Museum wood or Museo Alu-Pro wood. You may choose to use aluminium.
  • Think about adding a centre bar or cross bars for extra strength in the frame. We recommend doing this, particularly with any size over one meter. 
  • Choose your canvas type: cotton, jute or linen.
  • Choose the weight of your fabric in grams per square metre – gsm, or ounces per yard – oz.
  • Would you like your fabric primed or unprimed?
  • Think about the orientation of your canvas. Do you plan to use it horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait)? This will affect how you fold your fabric corners.
  • Lastly, how will you prime your finished frame? Will you leave it un-primed, use a universal primer, oil primer or a glue size? Will you use a titanium white primer, transparent gesso or a coloured one?

Hot tip

  • Watercolourists can add a coat or two of an absorbent ground as a primer.
  • Pastel artists can add a layer of pastel ground.

VIPurpose Pro Hart Swagger canvas pliers   

With competitive prices and dedication towards customer satisfaction, we at Art Materials Australia pride ourselves on providing you with the best Pro Hart Swagger embossing tool options. Sign up for our VIPurpose points program today and get even better discounts through our store and online purchases on all the art materials you need.  

Contact us

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact an Art Materials Australia creative member.

Text: 0411248217

E: info@artmaterialsaustralia.com.au

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Additional information

Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 7.5 × 20.5 cm


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