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Framing an oil painting – see how we do it

Many people always ask how to stretch and frame an oil painting.

Well, it is actually quite simple; all you need are stretcher bars to stretch the canvas over, clamps to use for stretching the painting, frame mounters to append and stable the painting in the frame, and some paper to cover it up from behind so the art will not get dirt or condensation on it.

This is how the professionals at the Art Institute of Chicago frame the priceless oil paintings that they have on display…

Have any questions? Let me know if you need any help on your next canvas stretching and framing endeavor!

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.