Liquitex's latest innovation is a recycled canvas that is made from 100% recycled materials.

Like Liquitex we want to do whatever we can to create a world that’s full of possibilities for future generations of artists to thrive.

Liquitex’s recycled canvas is the first part of their wider sustainability programme, A Positive Mark.

By inspecting at every step of their manufacturing & packaging processes, Liquitex are striving to create more sustainable products without compromising on their quality. Look out for the SUSTAIN label on future Liquitex products.

Recycled & Sustainable

Liquitex offers an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional canvas, typically made from cotton or linen. This canvas cloth is made with 100% recycled plastic bottles fastened to FSC certified wood.

Suitable for both acrylic and oil paints, this high-quality surface has been tested in scientific laboratories and in studios by professional artists to ensure the canvas has artist level quality and performance.

Key features of Liquitex Recycled Canvas

High quality professional canvas.

Canvas cloth made from 100% recycled plastic bottles fastened to FSC certified wood.

20oz in weight suitable for heavy applications of paint.

Triple primed with highly pigmented titanium dioxide gesso primer.

Suitable for acrylic paint and oil paint.

Choose your recycled canvas


A traditional depth for a mounted canvas is 0.75 inch. Traditional Recycled Plastic Canvas is good for all types of work, easy to frame and perfect for your next piece. There’s no side stapling, just clean sharp angles. Available in a choice of 10 sizes.


Looking to extend your piece even further? Deep Edge Recycled Plastic Canvas is mounted on an extra thick wooden frame. Ideal for when you want to take your work onto the sides, for pours and 3D, or if you want a more contemporary look. There’s no side stapling, just clean sharp angles. Available in a choice of 10 sizes.

The Journey of a Plastic Bottle to Canvas


The journey from a plastic bottle to a canvas may be hard to conceptualise.

Below is a video from Waste2Wear, the factory that supports Liquitex in recycling plastic bottles and creating the raw materials for their sustainable canvas. Process wise, creating canvas from recycled materials is very similar to making textiles - several fashion brands use a similar method.

They truly are pioneers in the plastic recycling industry, even using blockchain technology to ensure their products can be tracked back to their origins. This ensures that every step of the supply chain – often involving removing plastic from developing countries – is as sustainable as possible.

Explore the Liquitex Recycled Canvas range