Claessens Primed Linen

The Claessens family have been making and preparing the highest quality Belgium Linen since 1906. Traditional methods passed on from generation to generation are still used today to produce the world’s finest artist’s Linen Canvas.

Painters work with a variety of types of paint. Each type of paint requires a specific coating. An Oil Primed Canvas is intended solely for oil paint while Universal Canvases are suitable for both oil paint and acrylic paint. Both types of artist’s canvas are given a specific treatment after 2 coats of glue sizing and being sanded.

Claessens Oil Primed Linen has a layer of Zinc White based primer with Linseed Oil as a binder. The canvas is put into a drying room for three days where it air-dries naturally. Once dry the canvas is sanded again and a coating layer of Titanium White primer is applied. It then goes back to the drying room for a further 10 days.

Claessens Universal Primed Linen has 2 layers of Titanium White based primer with an acrylic binder. See the catalogue for photographs of the Claessens Primed Linen.

Description 10MT
No. 9 No. 9 Oil Primed, fine surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 9
No. 13 No. 13 Oil Primed, very fine surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 13
No. 15 No. 15 Oil Primed, medium surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 15
No. 18 No. 18 Oil Primed, Medium Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 18
No. 660P No. 66OP Oil Primed, Fine to Medium Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 660P
No. 68 No. 68 Oil Primed, Pronounced Surface and Weave – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 68
No. 70 No. 70 Oil Primed, Pronounced Surface and Weave – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 70
No. 66ac No. 66AC Acrylic Primed, Fine to Medium Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 66AC
No. 112 No. 112 Universal Primed, Fine to Medium Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 112
No. 166 No. 166 Universal Primed, Medium Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 166
No. 168 No. 168 Universal Primed, Pronouced Surface – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 168
No. 170 No. 170 Universal Primed, Pronounced Surface and Weave – 210cm (83”) Wide – 10mt Roll 170