Canvas Stretching and Restretching

Measuring Canvas

CANVAS PLIERS SQCanvas Stretching & Restretching

Canvas stretching seems to be an ordinary job but if you are an artist, you know how much perfection it is requires. We believe it is not less than an art and not everyone is skilled to offer the perfect stretching services. If you are looking for high quality stretched canvas, Highly Strung is the right place for you. We take the time to ensure that already painted canvases are restored and correctly aligned to their new stretcher. We stretch existing artwork and custom canvases and freight them to Brisbane and further afield from our store at Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast. We try to use a local courier who is experienced in handling canvases where possible.

We are designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of ready-made as well as custom-designed stretched canvases and send them to you wherever couriers can deliver. We can give you an absolute quality assurance, as all our products are manufactured in-house and not outsourced to anyone else. All frames are made of kiln fired, export grade pine wood. This material offers the best combination of rigidity and weight and therefore, we strongly recommend them to all our customers. Our stretcher bars provide the best possible tension to the painting surface, so that you can comfortably work on your strokes.

We can restore your recently purchased Indigenous Art back onto a perfect sized stretcher, ready to hang. Does your artwork have a hole in the canvas? We can patch that for you! If your canvas is not suitable to be stretched again we will work out an alternate solution that suits your budget.

Our frames are exclusively designed by us; we do not buy and sell the standard pieces that are easily available at any art supplies store next to you.

Artist’s do you have a commission that requires an extra large canvas, or have you purchased a huge Indigenous canvas that needs to go back onto a stretcher?

In our workshop in Noosaville we regularly make extra large canvases for artist’s who need more than what comes out of the box!

Try our custom designed stretched canvas – you will be surprised by the price

If you are looking for a specific stretched canvas size for your artwork, get in touch with us. We have been offering canvas stretching services to Brisbane for more than 20 years. Our highly trained team of stretchers pay complete attention to details and can offer the perfect painting surface that you are looking for. From painting surface to stretcher bar; everything can be customized as per your requirement and budget. If you are not sure, feel free to ask for advice. We will be glad to help you out – just send us an email at with your requirements.

Do you hate having to put the D-Rings and String on your work when finished?

Custom canvases have D-Rings and string already installed and the edges are neatly taped. The string is weight rated much higher than the finished weight of the canvas and avoids the risk of cutting the canvas should a wire break under tension.

Whether you are a hobby artist or want ready-made canvases for practice work; we at Highly Strung can offer you the best available options. They are available in four grades; standard, black label gallery cotton, polycotton and artists’ linen. The standard options are best for hobby and practice work. The black label gallery cotton is a better variety than the standard ones and is perfect for artists. If you are looking for superfine quality, try our artists’ linen or polycotton. Ready-made canvases sold for delivery are sold in bulk only

Our prices and quality are unbeatable

We want you to come back to us every time you need a canvas to showcase your talent. This is the reason why we offer you high quality products at unbeatable prices. We do not compromise with the quality of the surface or the bar. Instead, we are more focused on growing the volume of our business and therefore, have kept our profit margins reasonable.

Apart from ready-made and custom-made canvases, we also offer canvas stretching services for original artwork, fabrics, etc. Our products are shipped across Australia. For more details, just email us!