04:53PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
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Does anyone know if you can paint a canvas awning? The one we have is blue but needs to be black. If so, what type paint should we use?


07:10PM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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You most certanly can! There will be some negatives to it hough. For instance, if you customarily fold and open this awning, it will be more brittle and the paint may flak off.

Canvas is the primary base fior artist oil paintings for hundreds of years now.

It was once common to roof small flat porches with a painted canvas. The paint stretches the material tight and closes the pores against moisture.

Either oil or latex will probably work out. For a cavas that will be handled and rolled or folded instead of leaving out tight, I would lean to using a latex, since oil will cure stiffer and harder, making it mor elikely to crack and chip.

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