The hand-primed Belgian linen canvas is sanded between each coat to create a nice even surface suitable for most techniques including impasto. Acrylic gesso is hand applied and sanded in between both coats. The linen provides a strong and stable base for your art that will not crack, and can maintain its integrity for a millennium. Deep staple-free edges maximize the painting surface. It is re-stretchable on the same size frame and the Masterwrap™ system yields the tightest stretch possible. The Vincent canvas features the A1 Classic Stretcher Bar.