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This canvas is constructed of 100% cotton and features a tightly woven flat duck weave. This fabric is extremely versatile and easy to work with. Painter's duck is very popular as an artist canvas and works well with both acrylic and oil base paint. Typically, an artist will stretch this canvas on wooden stretcher bars and coat canvas with a layer or two of a white sealant called gesso.
What is the difference between cotton duck and canvas?
Both fabrics are plain-weave, are made from cotton and are incredibly versatile. The main difference between duck and canvas lies in thread count. Canvas is known for its coarser weave, while duck boasts a smooth hand thanks to its high thread count. ... Identifying duck and canvas is fairly easy.