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Priming the canvas

priming the mural canvas

Yesterday, Jen, ever faithful and super talented mural assistant, started priming my mural canvas at the Firehouse studio.

This is not canvas in the normal ‘artist’ canvas sense. This material is super tough, Polytab, which is a non-woven synthetic fabric—tough as nails⁠—or rather, tough as a wall.

For primer we are using top of the line, super grip primer—recommended by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for just this kind of project.


These two sections are essentially one third of the canvas for the entire mural, which is 23 x 28 feet.