We’re aware that you’ve been scratching your heads over this vexing question i.e. “how to fix wrinkles”, so here we are perpetually to help you overcome this nuisance as well. Wrinkles/creases are quite normal owing to numbers and lines printed all over the canvas. Nevertheless, it is quite a daunting task to keep them at bay. Our team of experts has rolled out the perfect list of what you should and what you shouldn’t pertaining to this trouble.
Let’s kick-start with things that you should do:
- Always use the #1 superhero to fight the wrinkles i.e. iron. Every paint by number enthusiast recommends using a splash of water droplets before ironing. Always apply the iron weight and press down firmly but don’t let the iron stay at a place for too long as it might wipe off the lines or numbers accidentally.
- Always stretch your canvas and make it taut. This way you’d never see any wrinkles whatsoever. A simple trick here is to use masking tape and ply it across the edges of the canvas and tape it facedown onto a flat surface.
- Always use a damp cloth to fight off wrinkles (If you’re unable to eradicate them using the above-mentioned tips). It works wonders when applied on the backside of the canvas. Once you’ve caressed the wrinkles from the backside using a damp cloth, iron it instantly and experience the magic.
- Always place a cotton towel beneath your canvas before spraying water droplets or ironing over it to prevent any sort of scorching or dampening.
- If you’re sick of ironing, always use a heating pad to remove any lurking wrinkles. Always make sure that you sandwich the heating pad between two layers of towels and then place the canvas on top of that towel. Your canvas should be facing towards you and not towards the heating pad beneath it.
- While using a heating pad, it is always recommended to use low or medium heat and the exposure shouldn’t be more than 10 minutes. Always allow the canvas to cool down before proceeding.
- Always make sure that you don’t unnecessarily roll your canvas while storing. Rolling contributes most towards the nuisance of wrinkles. The use of a flat surface or the use of prolific framing techniques is recommended to cope with wrinkles.
Let's head over towards the things that you shouldn’t do:
- Never make a habit of using excess water and/or steam. You might stumble onto many false narratives that state otherwise but it's best that you shouldn’t use a lot of steam or water to combat the wrinkles. Many enthusiasts fell prey to the false narrative and ended up losing the numbers and lines of their canvas.
- Never iron on the front side. (We repeat “NEVER!”) If you’re naïve enough to iron face up instead of ironing on the backside, you’ll end up smearing the paints all over the canvas and it could potentially blemish the ink over the canvas and resultantly destroy your masterpiece.
- Never use a heating pad without the towels placed on either side of it because it has the potential to burn your canvas upon direct contact.
- If you’re a growing enthusiast, never use an iron or heating pad without parental guidance or supervision.
- Never face the canvas towards the heating pad. The labels present on the masterpiece might wipe off and evaporate.
- Last but not the least, NEVER Compromise with or get accustomed to wrinkles. Know that there’s always a way out and wrinkles are your worst nemesis.