How to Glue Metal to Canvas

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray adhesive

  • Masking tape (optional)

If you regularly work on crafts or art projects that use canvas as a material, you may find yourself in need of a way to securely glue metal to canvas. While there is a wide variety of glues available on the market, not all of them are suited to attach a porous material such as canvas to a non-porous material such as metal. According to the creators of, a reference website dedicated to methods of gluing different materials together, the best glue to use to attach metal to canvas is a classic spray adhesive.


Step 1

Spray the adhesive on the canvas in the area you want to attach your metal to. Protect the rest of your canvas with masking tape if the area is small.

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Step 2

Wait for one minute for the adhesive to become tacky.

Step 3

Press the metal firmly onto the canvas to attach it. Leave to set for two to five minutes.



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