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Fredrix - Paint with Confidence

Exceptionally primed, high quality canvas ensures that your masterpiece will withstand the test of time.

Fredrix Canvas Products and Innovations

Whether the artist’s choice is a machine primed canvas with universal acrylic gesso or a hand primed canvas with natural glue sizing and oil based ground, artists can trust Fredrix® to provide them with the highest quality products in the widest possible variety available and at the most affordable prices. Only Fredrix® offers the greatest artist canvas values, whether it is the artist’s first painting or their highest commissioned artwork to date.

It Starts with the Canvas

Fredrix® shops all over the world to find the finest artist grade cottons, linens and blends, which are all woven to Fredrix’s rigid specifications.

Priming Affects the Longevity of Your Painting

While the art of manufacturing artist canvas has changed since the 1800’s, the product Fredrix® makes today is still very similar to the canvas the company made over 140 years ago. Today, Fredrix® coats more than 10 million square yards of canvas annually and it’s all done right here in the U.S.A. All Fredrix® coatings are specially formulated to complement and enhance the unique inherent characteristics of the natural fibers. This also protects the canvas fibers against acidic deterioration with a buffered neutral PH sizing. Most Fredrix® canvases are machine primed using state-of-the-art industrial equipment, but Fredrix® still primes its finest canvas the old fashioned way—picked, pumiced and primed by hand with oil based ground.

Stretcher Bars

All pre-stretched Fredrix canvases are mounted on stretcher bars made from kiln dried SPF grade lumber and feature the unique Fredrix® interlocking tongue and groove design, first developed by founder E.H. Friedrich in 1875.

Archival Quality

Your creative efforts deserve the very best. Only Fredrix® Artist Canvas can display an Archival Seal which, you now know, is a guarantee that the masterpiece you paint today will be a masterpiece for generations to come.