Best Pro Bar Stretcher Bar Key Corner System, 4 Keys

MP Code #MP-08909-005   Item #08909-1004

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  • Best key system

    Reviewed on 5/6/2013

    As reviewed by Alexander Farquharson

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I recently had all my canvases loosen up dramatically due to a large swing in the humidity level from extreme winter dryness to very damp conditions. The Best key system certainly works very well, but it seems unnecessary if the standard wooden keys you provide with your stretcher bars keep their tension. I also couldn't use your Tight-n-Up spray because my paintings were on oil gessoed linen. My question is whether the wooden keys as well as the stretchers (Standard size) are made from kiln dried wood? If the keys were green wood, they would shrink in the extremely dry weather thereby losing their tension. I also had one occasion where only one stretcher bar seemed to be responsible for a loosening. Perhaps that stretcher bar was green wood? Painters have been using wooden keys for a long time. It seems like the simplest solution.

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