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How to Frame Canvas Prints

Written By Paul On 18 Jul 2022

When you frame canvas prints, you take them to the next level. So, if you enjoy woodworking, we have a fun DIY project that will keep your hands busy and make your canvas prints really stand out.

Wall art hanging above kitchen counter showing how to frame canvas prints

Canvas prints have been around for a long time now and they remain very popular because they are:

  • Water resistant, even when used to decorate a bathroom. At PrintWild we give all of our canvases a protective spray that makes them more water vapour resilient.
  • Very forgiving on image pixelation software. Our RIPs (raster image processors) do a fantastic job of pixel degradation management.

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to frame canvas prints at home. (For those of you who don’t want to make your own frame, we’ve got you covered too).

Making a wooden frame for canvas prints

Before you get started on your project, we recommended first finding some cheap pieces to test your cut depths and 45 degree angle cutting.

  1. Cut the length of the profile 30% longer than the circumference of the frame. In other words, if the picture was 250mm x 250mm, the total would be 1000mm and hence you should have 1300mm of profile available.
  2. Screw the canvas print into the frame profile from the inside of our standard canvas frame. There’s no need to cut a recess.
  3. Measure the canvas height and width at the corners where you see the canvas folds.
  4. Add 2mm extra to our measurements and cut the profile at 45 degrees.
  5. Assemble the frame.
  6. Insert the canvas print and secure.

With it now in a beautiful new box frame, you should be able to hang the canvas print directly onto the wall hook without any string needed.

Need extra guidance? Take a look at the tutorial videos we’ve included below.

Buying a personalised framed canvas print

No time, tools or desire to make your own frame? You can browse our selection of frame profile colours and then order from our framed canvas prints. It really is that easy!

You are welcome to contact us with any questions on these or any of our other products. The PrintWild Team is here to help turn your favourite image into a work of art!

The photograph featured in the image is of Lepogo Lodges in Lapalala Game Reserve, Waterberg. Photographed by Paul Changuion.  

Watch: How to make a picture frame 3 ways

Watch: How to make your own picture frame