Peters Art Supplies Online Shop: Self-tensioning stretchers built from aluminum or wood
We offer quality aluminum stretchers that are handmade and particularly robust. Their exceptionally high heat resistance is completely assured and certified. The main material is fireproof aluminum. A wooden insert along the back of the frame, required for stapling the canvas, is fireproofed and very difficult to ignite. This property makes the aluminum stretcher the perfect frame for hotels.
Our self-tensioning wood and aluminum stretcher are museum-quality and serve as a support for historical paintings. They are ideal for restoration work and are extremely robust. The advantage of the self-tensioning stretcher is that they stretch the fabric evenly and maintain tension independently of changes in temperature and humidity in the room. That is why these frames are highly suitable for historical works. The below photos show how those stretchers were used for the restoration of historical paintings: